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Women Under Siege: The missing women of the Mediterranean refugee crisis

The problem of violence against women hardly begins (or ends) in Libya. Many of the women now fleeing to Europe have been raped in their home countries—it is the essential reason why they are fleeing.

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Human Rights

Confucius says, Xi does | The Economist

TWO emerging cults are on display in Qufu, a city in eastern China where Confucius was born. One surrounds the ancient sage himself. At a temple in his honour, visitors take turns to bow and prostrate themselves before a large statue of Confucius seated on a throne. 650 mots de plus

China Alert

Meet Venezuela's not-so-very-oppositional "opposition" leader

Over the last few days we’ve been looking at some of Venezuela’s slimier chavistas. But let’s not leave the impression that all the unsavory public figures in that country are members of the ruling party. 494 mots de plus


Obama lectures Kenyan president on gay rights


President Barack Obama on Saturday lectured Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta about his country’s gay rights record.

« When you start treating people differently not because of any harm they are doing to anybody, but because they are different, that’s the path whereby freedoms begin to erode, » Obama said at a joint press conference with the Kenyan leader in Nairobi. 282 mots de plus

Human rights activists condemn Iran as executions spike at nearly 700 this year

The Iranian authorities are believed to have executed 694 people between January 1 and July 15 this year, Amnesty International says.

Releasing the new statistics, Amnesty said there had been an unprecedented spike in executions in Iran. 2 425 mots de plus

Capital Punishment

To Labour Under a Delusion

At the risk of boring my readers, the shenanigans of the Labour Party as it undergoes a leadership contest have come under the spotlight in the last few days (20-25 July).   599 mots de plus

London Life