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What Libyan Rebels Could Teach Obama About the Rule of Law

What Libyan Rebels Could Teach Obama About the Rule of Law | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Why is the United States entrenching the same kind of military detention system that Arab revolutionaries have given their lives to overthrow?

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Khmer Rouge 'First Lady' detained

Khmer Rouge 'First Lady' detained | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Cambodia's genocide court says Ieng Thirith, regarded as the Khmer Rouge's First Lady, must be held in detention, overruling an earlier decision.
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The Return of the Blood Diamond. (And We Don’t Mean the Movie). - Global Spin

The Return of the Blood Diamond. (And We Don’t Mean the Movie).   - Global Spin | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
They say a diamond is forever. From today, and for now, that also includes blood diamonds.
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Khmer Rouge 'were not bad people'

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Pol Pot's deputy tells a court the Khmer Rouge were not "bad people", blaming deaths of Cambodians under the Maoist regime on Vietnam...
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AT&T Hackers Have Terrorist Connections, Say Philippines Police

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and police in the Philippines have jointly busted a ring of four alleged hackers in Manila with connections to a...
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Thai jailed for monarchy insults

Thai jailed for monarchy insults | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A Thai man is jailed for 20 years for sending text messages to an aide of ex-PM Abhisit Vejjajiva that were deemed offensive to the royal family.
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Khmer Rouge No. 2 gives insight to his role in Cambodia's 'killing fields'

Khmer Rouge No. 2 gives insight to his role in Cambodia's 'killing fields' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Nuon Chea, the deputy leader of the Khmer Rouge regime blamed for 1.7 million deaths in Cambodia's 'killing fields' told the tribunal today that he carried out its policies to protect the country.
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Egyptians unhappy with lenient sentence for Khaled Said's killers

Egyptians unhappy with lenient sentence for Khaled Said's killers | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The two policemen who beat Khaled Said to death and planted evidence on his body, helping fuel Egypt's revolution, each received seven-year sentences for manslaughter.
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Why Iceland Should Be in the News, But Is Not

Why Iceland Should Be in the News, But Is Not | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Icelanders have quietly carried out a revolution by toppling a weak government, drafting a new constitution and seeking to jail those responsible for the country's economic debacle.
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US-born Syrian blogger faces criminal charges

US-born Syrian blogger faces criminal charges | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Razan Ghazzawi is the latest among dozens of activists, journalists and bloggers who have been detained since the revolt against President Bashar Assad began nine months ago, triggering a brutal crackdown that the U.N. estimates has now killed more than 5,000 people and put thousands into security lockups.

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Russia’s history wars: access to the truth restricted – again

Russia’s history wars: access to the truth restricted – again | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

The trial of Mikhail Suprun has become the latest cause célèbre in Russia’s continuing history wars. A trumped up charge, a sloppily worded article in the Criminal Code: the case should never have come to court. Now the verdict is about to be handed down – though the expected bad publicity is being kept for after the election – and access to the truth is once more restricted, says Catriona Bass.

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Nigerian senate passes anti-gay bill, defying British aid threat - CNN.com

Nigerian senate passes anti-gay bill, defying British aid threat - CNN.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The Nigerian senate has passed a bill banning same-sex marriages, defying a threat from Britain to withhold aid from nations violating gay rights.
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Kenyan court issues arrest order for Sudan's Bashir

Kenyan court issues arrest order for Sudan's Bashir | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan court on Monday ordered the government to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir wanted by The Hague on genocide charges should he travel to the east African country where...
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Bahrain Said to Use Excessive Force and Torture in Protests

A report released on Wednesday is the most comprehensive document on security force actions during the revolts that have roiled the Arab world.
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The Exile Nation Project - Interview with Stephen Dubov

In 1987 college professor and successful San Francisco sculptor Stephen Dubov was sentenced in US Federal court to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for the possession of 13 kilos of cocaine. Dubov claimed he was innocent, and had been set up. What follows is the awe-inspiring story of how he ended up with a life sentence, and how, over the course of the next 20 years, he adapted to his circumstances, and slowly proved his case, eventually winning his freedom.

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The Digital Trial - Richard K. Sherwin - Project Syndicate

The Digital Trial - Richard K. Sherwin - Project Syndicate | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Less discussed than the suspect DNA evidence in the Amanda Knox case was whether a graphic digital animation also contributed to her original conviction.
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