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Just another day in Iran

May 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

IRAN HANGING
Four Iranian gay men are due to be executed for sodomy under their nation’s Shari’a laws, Pink News is reporting. The four men — identified by the Human Rights Activist News Agency in Iran as Saadat Arefi, Vahid Akbari, Javid [...]

Wouldn’t want to offend China

April 5, 2011 // 0 Comments

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Neither President Barack Obama nor Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has singled out China for public criticism over the latest wave of arrests, though both have said that they always raise human rights in their private conversations with Chinese [...]

whatever happened to human rights?

October 19, 2009 // 1 Comment

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They are not a priority of President Obama, who, in his first nine months on the job, dissed both the Iranian revolutionaries and the Dalai Lama. I understand the rationale, but, as Leon Wieseltier writes in the upcoming New Republic, compromise [...]