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Aung San Suu Kyi’s appeal rejected

February 26, 2010

According to the Democratic Voice of Burma, Burma’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by Aung San Suu Kyi against her house arrest being extended  after a bizarre incident in May 2009.

Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to a further 18 months of detention for harboring an American who swam uninvited to her lakeside home just before an earlier period of house arrest was due to end.

Les mer på norsk hos Dagsavisen.

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Kareem Amer three years in prison

February 24, 2010

February 22nd marked exactly three years since Egyptian blogger Abdelkareem Nabil Soliman – better known as Kareem Amer – was sentenced to 4 years in prison for insulting Islam and president Hosni Mubarak.

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Til orientering

February 15, 2010

Ytringsfrihed bør finde Sted.

- Kongeriget Norges Grundlov, given i Rigsforsamlingen paa Eidsvold den 17de Mai 1814, § 100

Jeg har lov til alt, men ikke alt tjener til det gode. Jeg har lov til alt, men ikke alt bygger opp.
– 1. Kor. 10,23

Aung San Suu Kyi to be released in November?

January 25, 2010

According to Reuters, Burmese Home Minister Major General Maung Oo told a meeting of local officials that  pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be freed when her current period of house arrest ends in November.

The 64-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate has been detained for 14 of the past 20 years. In August 2009, she was sentenced to a further 18 months of detention for harboring an American who swam uninvited to her lakeside home in May the same year, just before an earlier period of house arrest was due to end.

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State of torture

January 22, 2010

One year ago, President Obama announced that the US would no longer follow the Bush administration’s misguided policies of “extraordinary rendition” and “enhanced interrogation techniques” – or kidnapping and torture in plain English.

On Wednesday January 27th, Obama will deliver his State of the Union address. It is already clear that the Obama administration has failed to meet its own deadline for closing Guantanamo. However, it is not to late to do something about the torture committed in the name of the American people.  Send a message to President Obama urging him to announce in his State of the Union address that he will work with Congress to set up an independent commission of inquiry to find and tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about American torture!

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