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Showing posts from April 26, 2011

SABCNews - Main Feature > Top Stories

SABCNews - Main Feature > Top Stories: "More than 500 people were killed in post-election violence last week in the mostly Muslim North, a Nigerian human rights group said yesterday and warned of further unrest during state elections. 

Youths launched protests in northern towns and cities after President Goodluck Jonathan, a Christian from the South, was declared the victor of an April 16 election, defeating former military ruler and northern Muslim Muhammadu Buhari. "

War in Libya: The Killing Fields of Misurata

War in Libya: The Killing Fields of Misurata: "Don't believe us? Well, have you seen any photos of civilians shot by 'Gaddafi's Army'? Of the so-called massacres? Have you? No, because they don't exist. If they did, you would see them day in and night out on CNN, BBC, Jazeera and Al-Arabiya.

But you have surely seen the massacres with all the live footage recorded and photographs in Bahrain right? No? Oh yes, you haven't, because the BBC etc refuses to show them. But thanks to Mathaba you can see those, in horrifying detail. But no call for the dictatorship of Bahrain supported by the Saudi dictatorship, to restrain themselves, let alone to face trial or be deposed, nor for democracy, nor is there any NATO bombing to 'protect' civilians there."

How the Taliban Pulled Off a Massive Prison Break - Yahoo! News

How the Taliban Pulled Off a Massive Prison Break - Yahoo! News: "At 11 pm on Sunday night, per the Taliban's account, three Taliban prisoners who'd been informed of the plan ahead of time went from one cell to another, rousing several inmates at a time and escorting them to the tunnel. Mohammad Abdullah, who claimed he helped organize the escape from within the prison, told the AP that he and his associates got copies of cell keys from 'friends'--suggesting that some prison guards may have acted as accomplices. The escape took place between 11 pm and 3:30 am, according to the Taliban, and one escapee told the BBC that it took him around 30 minutes to walk the full tunnel. When the prisoners emerged from the underground passageway, Taliban members greeted them and whisked them to waiting vehicles, which transported them to Taliban-controlled locations. As the prisoners boarded the vehicles, Taliban fighters and suicide bombers stood by in case security forces got …

The Guantanamo Files

The Guantanamo Files: "In its latest release of classified US documents, WikiLeaks is shining the light of truth on a notorious icon of the Bush administration's 'War on Terror' -- the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, which opened on January 11, 2002, and remains open under President Obama, despite his promise to close the much-criticized facility within a year of taking office."

PressTV - Troops attack Saudi protesters

PressTV - Troops attack Saudi protesters

Anti-government protesters in Qatif are calling for human rights reforms, freedom of expression and the release of political prisoners.

They are also calling for the immediate withdrawal of Saudi troops from neighboring Bahrain.

After dispersing the protesters by force, Saudi troops attacked several homes in the city and arrested many people. They also destroyed vehicles parked in the streets.

Saudi Arabia's east has been the scene of anti-government protests over the past months.

Human Rights Watch says more than 160 dissidents have been arrested since February as part of the Saudi government's crackdown on anti-government protesters.

"Saudi authorities have arrested over 160 peaceful dissidents in violation of international human rights law since February 2011," HRW said in a statement last week.

HRW also criticized the European Union and the United States, Saudi Arabia's allies, for not taking a harder line over Riyadh&#…