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1 September 2012

Daily archive · 9 posts

Stories from 1 September 2012

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Angola: Voter Silence Also Speaks

There were no serious disruptions to polling in Angola's elections today, yet a number of problems with the voting were reported by citizens. Moreover it appears that voter turnout was...

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Russia: Activist Jailed on Trumped Up Drug Charges

RuNet Echo

Earlier this week, the list of what many are calling Russia's 'political prisoners' grew yet again. On August 28, activist Taisiya Osipova was sentenced to eight years in prison for...

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Hungary: Government Criticized for Its Handling of Ramil Safarov's Case

The extradition of Ramil Safarov to Azerbaijan was based on the belief that he would continue to serve his life sentence there. After Azerbaijan gave amnesty to the convicted murderer,...

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Bahrain: Chaos in Court as Detention of Two Juveniles Is Renewed

A Bahraini judge has extended the detention of two juveniles aged 12 and 13 for an additional seven days on charges of arson and illegal assembly. The renewal is the...

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Saudi Arabia: Trial Challenged by Prominent Human Rights Reformists

"Abdullah al-Hamid turned the hearing session today into a lecture about the rights of the accused and the principles of justice. It will go down in history"

French Coach Appointed to Change Kenyan Football Fortunes

Football Kenya Federation has appointed former French footballer and coach Henri Michel as national team coach. After a string of bad results, officials are looking for a turnaround in time...

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Mexico: Court Rejects Challenge to Overturn Presidential Election

The Mexican Federal Electoral Tribunal has finally ruled that the Presidential election of 2012, in which Enrique Peña Nieto (PRI) was declared winner, won't be overturned. Various reactions (discontent and...

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Malaysia Says It Set World Twitter Record on Independence Day

Malaysians sent 3.6 million twitter messages using the hashtag #merdeka55 during the August 31 Independence Day celebration. Malaysia believes it set a new world twitter record for the most number...

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France: New Pro-Roma Employment Policy Strikes a Nerve

'The 4,395,000 French "job seekers" will be happy to learn that the Roma job problem has been solved!!! Their access to work will be "helped".'

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