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The warlords and top terrorist leaders in Afghanistan

After the Soviet occupation ended in 1989, a group of warlords with personal militias stepped into the vacuum, gaining immense power. Now, some of those old faces are are back as politicians through democratic elections. 1,364 more words

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'God forgot Afghanistan' trending equal rights

On Saturday 23 July, 80 people were killed and about 230 wounded by a double suicide attack on marchers in Kabul. The majority of them were from the country’s Hazara minority. 1,083 more words

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Down the Rabbit Hole of Genetic Testing

“ After this there is no turning back. You take the blue pill: the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. 1,354 more words

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de Menezes: No individual prosecutions, but an effective investigation - ECtHR

This week, the mosaic shrine adorning the wall outside Stockwell underground station once again became the focal point for difficult questions surrounding the police response the terrorist attacks of 2005. 2,066 more words

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Official Launch of “Anh Ba Sam” Book in Ha Noi before the Prominent Blogger’s Trial

On March 22, less than 24 hours before the trial of prominent bloggers Nguyen Huu Vinh (aka Anh Ba Sam) and Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy, families and friends of the two bloggers… 325 more words

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Protests as Vietnamese blogger goes on trial for 'anti-government' posts

AP – March 23, 2016: Former police officer faces seven years in prison after being accused of writing stories that ‘distorted the policies’ of the Communist Party… 426 more words

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The politics of protest in Vietnam: Gatecrashers

HANOI – THE ECONOMIST (March 19, 2016): By running for parliament, political outsiders challenge one-party rule

Rogue candidates have little chance of surviving into May. Yet it will be hard for the Communist Party to silence them entirely, mainly because of their prominence in social media (The Economist)

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