Updated March 2, 2011 >> Haga aquí para la versión en Castellano Late February the 7th meeting session on Universal Periodic came to a close in Geneva. UPR is a mechanism introduced in 2006 — and first started early 2008 — that might allow scrutinizing the overall human rights situation in the 192 UN member … More Universal Periodic Review, A Lukewarm Success
“They’ll kill me for being a woman in a country that can do what it wants with women” (Sakineh Ashtiani) We knew they were going to kill her. When the government of Iran announced it had halted the stoning, the Nobel Prize Shirin Ebadi said: “I do not trust them. They’ll execute her.” And so … More Lament for a woman and frivolity of the chorus of nations
>> Haga click aquí para la versión en Castellano Inexorably, despite global protests, China goes on with colonization of Tibet. Inexorably China enters the African continent as well by cooperating with countries such as Zimbabwe or Sudan, which West considers beyond the pale. China, which economic dynamism is impressive, helped derail the climate summit in … More Should we be afraid of China?
Iranian officials on Sunday faced a difficult dilemma. If, as announced, they strictly repressed the protests, the risk of dead should further aggravate the fissures that post-election crisis has opened in the Iranian society. If they did not act, the opposition would benefit from the cycle of religious ceremonies — as happened in the months … More In Iran Power and Opposition Turn More Radical
One of the places where the Iranian uprising against falsified election was given a narrow coverage was China. An attempt was made indeed in PRC to block online images of demonstrations meanwhile official media tried to ignore the clamor. The reason was clear enough: any mass protest and its brutal suppression raises uncomfortable memories of … More The Political Importance of the Power of Images to Reveal Government Abuse