Archive for February 17th, 2008

The Iranian government tried to stop the screening of a film about the Koran. They said the movie, made by Geert Wilders, a Dutch member of parliament, is offensive.

Gholam Hussein Elham, the Iranian justice minister, wrote to his Dutch counterpart, Ernst Hirsch Ballin, asking him to ban the movie. So far the government has refused to interfere, because it’s a matter of freedom of expression. (more…)

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East Timor is going through troubles lately. Australia showed its support through Kevin Rudd, its Prime Minister, who said his government will do all it can to protect democracy in East Timor.

This announcement was motivated by the attacks on Jose Ramos-Horta and Xanana Gusmao, President and Prime Minister of East Timor. Both were attacked on Monday. (more…)

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