22/10/2009

Global for meMissing! Where are the Uighur men?


[ Story Ticker ] October 21 update

Afternoon bloggers!

We’ve been worried by some recent news regards human rights in China.

Human Rights Watch, recently released a report in which they have delved into the aftermath of the riots in Xinjiang, the Urumqi capital of China this summer. Their undercover investigators revealed some worrying testimonies from locals.

The riots were the eruption of ongoing ethnic tensions in the region and the Uighurs were blamed for the violence. In the following weeks, large numbers of Uighur men were rounded up by the authorities.

Whilst many have been charged and 11 even given the death penalty- there are still huge numbers of unaccounted for and missing men whose families are being denied answers as to there whereabouts.

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Ticker: two trials- Amanda Knox and Alberto Fujimori

16/09/2009

Global for mestory ticker


[Story Ticker] September 16 update

Hi, Global for me followers!

There are two new stories up on the GFM ticker- we’ve been following two intriguing trials.

The murder of Meredith Kercher.

Over in Italy we have the reopening of trial of Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, which has been making the headlines but here at GFM we are wondering if she is really getting a fair trial or if the media’s fascination with portraying her as the femme-fatale “Foxy-Knoxy” has biased the case. Read the page.

Alberto Fujimori.

Meanwhile over in Peru a scandalous case involving corruption at the highest echelons of power. Former Peruvian President, Alberto Fujimori, who is already serving a 25 year sentence for alleged human rights abuses in his war on drugs and embezzlement of state money- is due to take to the stand again. Over in Peru, suggests that the majority of the population feel he warrants a pardon- can this happen? Fujimori is adamant that the charges are politically motivated. Read here– if you want to find out more.

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