Posts tagged with ‘Reuters’

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Israeli court rules against Palestinian hunger strikers

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Israeli court rules against Palestinian hunger strikers (Reuters) – Israel’s Supreme Court turned down on Monday an appeal by two Palestinians, who have been on hunger strike for the past 70 days, to free them from detention without trial. But in its decision, released by the justice ministry, the court said security authorities should consider […]

The Assange Case Means That We Are All Suspects Now

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The Assange Case Means That We Are All Suspects Now John Pilger WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange¬†talks to demonstrators while leaving a court appearance for a verdict on an extradition request in London, February 24, 2011. This week’s Supreme Court hearing in the Julian Assange case has profound meaning for the preservation of basic freedoms in […]

Protesters in capital pledge to stay despite ban

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Protesters in capital pledge to stay despite ban Lily Kuo and Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Defiant anti-Wall Street protesters in Washington vowed to remain peacefully entrenched in two parks near the White House on Monday despite a police order to stop camping on federal land, raising the specter of possible confrontation. The U.S. National […]

Kyrgyz prisoners end self-mutilation protest

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Kyrgyz prisoners end self-mutilation protest Agencies Thousands of Kyrgyz prisoners have ended a 10-day hunger strike against jail conditions that saw nearly 1,200 inmates sew up their lips or mutilate themselves in protest, according to an official. “All the prisoners in Kyrgyzstan have ceased their hunger strike,” Kubanychbek Kenenbayev, the deputy head of the prisons […]