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,,Corporal punishment is unacceptable and contrary to human dignity,” said the statement of the EEAS as Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has upheld the sentence of 1,000 lashes and 10 years of imprisonment on blogger Raif Badawi. How do you see this situation, please, would you say that the international community has some leverage (and what kind of, if any) on Riyadh to prevent the punishment? Read few comments.
According to media reports Vatican, Iran, Russia and other nations resist UN efforts to stop sexual violence against women. The objections are based on the argument about the different cultures and religion.
Two Iranian imprisoned activists, lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and film director Jafar Panahi, are this year’s joint winners of the European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. They were chosen by president Martin Schulz and political group leaders.
What was the Chinese President talking about?
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Do Chinese communists perceive Liu Xiaobo as a threat?
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