Fears are growing that Iran is preparing to execute more protesters after authorities hanged a 23-year-old man from a crane, in a public killing less than a month after he was arrested and following a secretive trial. Iran executed a second prisoner on Monday convicted over crimes committed during the nationwide protests challenging the country’s theocracy, publicly hanging him from … Continue reading Activists fear mass execution of Iranian protesters after 23-year-old male was hanged on a crane
Iranian state TV was briefly interrupted by an apparent hack during further anti-hijab protests. As footage on the main evening news showed Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the broadcast was briefly interrupted with an image of him surrounded by flames, next to pictures of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, whose death sparked nationwide demonstrations, and three other women … Continue reading ANTI-HIJAB PROTESTS: Iranian state TV hacked as women show President Raisi the middle finger
Slovenia's plans to upgrade relations with self-governing Taiwan have angered China, which accused Taiwan of ratcheting up diplomatic pressure on the island to force it into political concessions. Chinese President Xi Jinping listens to French Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault during their meeting in Beijing on October 31, 2016. / AFP / FRED DUFOUR … Continue reading CHINA SLAMS TAIWAN FOR USING DIPLOMATIC PRESSURE TO GAIN POLITICAL CONCESSIONS
After Lithuania, another member of the European Union, Slovenia, has shown the courage to stand against China and its aggressive political and economic moves. Rift between China and Slovenia exacerbated after the Central European country openly disclosed its plan to establish a representative office in Taiwan--a move allegedly made to spite China. Lithuania and Slovenia … Continue reading CHINA SLAMS LITHUANIA AND SLOVENIA FOR MEDDLING IN INTERNAL AFFAIRS
US President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law legislation that bans imports from China's Xinjiang region over concerns about forced labor, the White House said. Photo by Sabel Blanco on Pexels.com The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act is part of the US pushback against Beijing's treatment of the China's Uyghur Muslim minority, which Washington … Continue reading Biden bans imports from China
What do China, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have in common? The answer might not be as obvious as you think. But all three countries are accused of human rights violations, and all three are also playing host to some of the largest and most lucrative sporting events in the world. Photo by Sora Shimazaki on … Continue reading Are China and Saudi Arabia using sports to conceal human rights abuse?
Image: President Rodrigo Duterte Philippine's president Rodrigo Duterte has taken crime and violence to the doorsteps of drug dealers since he kick-started a campaign to clean up the country, leaving over 3,500 corpses behind his trail. The controversial president recently made it clear that he wants the death penalty to be restored in the Philippines. … Continue reading Philippine’s president Rodrigo Duterte asks, ‘What If There’s No God?’
Fifa World Cup organizers say a worker has died after falling ill on the site of one of the stadiums being constructed for the 2022 tournament in Qatar. The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy said Saturday that 48-year-old Indian national Jaleshwar Prasad died after he "fell ill on-site around 9.30 a.m. on Wednesday." The … Continue reading FIFA World Cup Final 2022: Worker Dies in Qatar.