Archive for August, 2009

Iran has opened the first trial of people allegedly involved in post-election violence. The charges included rioting, vandalism, “acting against national security”, and conspiring against the ruling system, state media reported.

Leading members of the opposition reform movement, such as a former vice-president, are included in the defendants. (photo, from bbc.co.uk) (more…)


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The verdict in the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi has been postponed by the court, amid increasing international pressure. The court in Myanmar said it was not yet ready to make a decision. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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The closure of 34 radio stations has been ordered by the Venezuelan government, said the head of the national telecommunications regulator Conatel. (more…)

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