Let’s talk about human rights with China

Chinese media commend Theresa May for ‘sidestepping’ human rights. How important is for China that the PM of important country like the UK is mute regarding human rights, should human rights be mentioned during such visit, and I am not talking just about May but basically about any high profile Western politicians? Read few comments.

Portrait of Mao Zedong at the Tiananmen gate. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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Vietnam: Communist regime intensifies crackdown on dissidents. Why?

Vietnam recently arrested 4 activists, other 2 were just sentenced to 9-10 years.  Do you think that crackdown on dissidents in Vietnam is widening, and why? Does the regime feel somehow insecure? Read few comments.

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Al-Jazeera journalists sentenced to three-year in prison. What does it mean for Egypt?

Egypt gives Al-Jazeera journalists three-year sentence. From your point of view what does this sentence tells us (if anything) about Egypt’s regime? Read few comments.

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European Games: Another tool how to polish Aliyev’s image?

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Anything what the world can do about Raif Badawi prison sentence, lashes?

,,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.

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International Women’s Day could be happier

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.

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2012 Sakharov Prize goes to Nasrin Sotoudeh and Jafar Panahi

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.

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