Archive for April 15th, 2008

At least 470 people, that’s the number Chinese authorities put to death last year, but human rights group Amnesty International said that probably many more were killed.

The number of executions is a secret in China, but to Amnesty International, the Olympic hosting might be an explanation to the hidden extent of this figure.

But China’s foreign ministry said death penalty was limited to a small number of criminals. (more…)

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Silvio Berlusconi (photo, from RFI), a two-time former prime minister, has won a majority in both houses of Italy’s parliament, at the weekend elections. The leader of the conservative People of Freedom party, 71, received a phone call on Monday, from Italy’s centre-left leader, Walter Veltroni, who conceded victory to the billionaire. (more…)

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