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Laos Gov’t Denies Role in Disappearance of Activist

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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The government of Laos is denying responsibility for the disappearance of a prominent social activist, but human rights groups disagree, saying security camera footage suggests he was detained by Lao authorities. Sombath Somphone was last seen Saturday in the capital of Vientiane, when his jeep was stopped by authorities outside a police post. Video footage […]

Laos Gov’t Denies Role in Disappearance of Activist

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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The government of Laos is denying responsibility for the disappearance of a prominent social activist, but human rights groups disagree, saying security camera footage suggests he was detained by Lao authorities. Sombath Somphone was last seen Saturday in the capital of Vientiane, when his jeep was stopped by authorities outside a police post. Video footage […]

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Israeli Court Throws Out Suit Over US Activist’s Death

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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An Israeli court has thrown out a lawsuit brought against the army by the family of a U.S. pro-Palestinian activist crushed to death by an army bulldozer in 2003. Judge Oded Gershon Tuesday called Rachel Corrie’s death a “regrettable accident.” But he said Corrie put herself in a dangerous situation in a war zone and […]

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Israeli Court Rejects Suit Over US Activist Death

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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An Israeli court Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit brought against the military by the family of a U.S. activist crushed to death by an army bulldozer during a 2003 pro-Palestinian protest in the Gaza Strip. Rachel Corrie’s family had accused Israel of intentionally and unlawfully killing their 23-year-old daughter, launching a civil case in the northern […]

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Israeli Court Rejects Suit Over US Activist Death

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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An Israeli court Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit brought against the military by the family of a U.S. activist crushed to death by an army bulldozer during a 2003 pro-Palestinian protest in the Gaza Strip. Rachel Corrie’s family had accused Israel of intentionally and unlawfully killing their 23-year-old daughter, launching a civil case in the northern […]

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Chinese Dissident Thanks US, China After Arriving in New York

Posted May 19th, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has arrived in the United States, saying he is gratified that the Chinese government showed “restraint and calm” in dealing with his situation. Chen also thanked the United States for giving him refuge at the U.S. embassy in Beijing and for making it possible for him to leave China and […]

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Chinese Activist Leaves for US

Posted May 19th, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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) United Airlines Flight 88, carrying Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng and his family, has landed in the United States at Newark airport near New York City. The blind activist departed Beijing earlier Saturday marking the end of a month-long diplomatic tussle between China and The United States, following Chen’s escape from house arrest. Chen, his […]

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Chinese Activist Leaves for US

Posted May 19th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng and his family have left China on a flight headed for the United States. The departure of the blind activist marks the end of a month-long diplomatic tussle between the two nations that followed Chen’s escape from house arrest. Chen, his wife and their two children, obtained their passports at Beijing’s […]

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Chinese Activist Leaves China for US

Posted May 19th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng and his family have left China on a flight headed for the United States. The departure of the blind activist marks the end of a month-long diplomatic tussle between the two nations that followed Chen’s escape from house arrest. Chen, his wife and their two children, obtained their passports at Beijing’s […]

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Chinese Activist Leaves China

Posted May 19th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng and his family have left China on a flight headed for the United States. Chen and his wife, plus their two children, obtained their passports at Beijing’s international airport, shortly before boarding a United Airlines flight. The flight is due to land at Newark airport, just outside New York City, Saturday […]

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