Urgent Petition: Justice for Victor Leiva !

Dear friends, On the 2nd February 2011 our friend Víctor Leiva, known as “el Mono”, left the cultural center where he was taking dance classes. Moments later a firearm cut his life short. Víctor was 24 years old when he was murdered. He was an http://www.gooakley.com/ artist and human rights defender, focusing particularly on the […]

Fearing assassination, Salman Rushdie cancels appearance at Jaipur literary festival

Salman Rushdie has canceled his talk at Jaipur’s literary festival after hearing rumors that there were plans to assassinate him. The controversial author was due to speak about his early work Midnight’s Children at India’s biggest literary festival, which began on Friday, though influential Muslim cheap oakley sunglasses clerics had protested his participation, BBC News reported. […]

Malaysia: Political satirist takes government to court over ‘Cartoon-O-Phobia’

Kuala Lumpur 18.01.12: Celebrated Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar (née Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque) appeared at the Kuala Lumpur High Court today for the first hearing of a civil suit brought by himself against the government and the police, in which he challenges them for his wrongful arrest and detention in September 2010. Represented by the group […]

Jenin Freedom Theatre Director Zakaria Zubeidi back on Israel’s wanted list

Zakaria Zbeidi, the former commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in Jenin who was pardoned by Israel two years ago, has been added to Israel’s wanted list again. In recent days, Palestinian security services informed Zbeidi that upon Israel’s request, he must remain in the Palestinian Authority’s detention facilities during all hours of the day […]

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