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Indian Anti-Corruption Activist to Leave Prison, Hold Fast on Friday

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Indian activist Anna Hazare says he will spend one last night in a New Delhi prison before holding a massive public hunger strike on Friday to demand tougher anti-corruption legislation. Early Thursday, the 74-year-old activist accepted an offer from police to leave jail and hold the 15-day public protest at an open-air New Delhi venue […]

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Indian Anti-Corruption Activist Agrees to 15-Day Fast

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 10:40 pm (UTC-5)
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An advisor to India’s most prominent anti-corruption activist says Anna Hazare has accepted a police offer to hold a 15-day public hunger strike in a New Delhi park, prompting wild celebrations from his followers. Kiran Bedi, a former senior police official who is now a widely respected anti-graft protest leader, posted news of the agreement […]

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Croatia Extend’s Ex-PM’s Pretrial Custody

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatian authorities have extended pretrial detention for the country’s former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader, who has been arrested on corruption charges. An investigative judge said Wednesday that Mr. Sanader will have to spend two more months in jail before the trial starts. The continued detention was requested by Croatia’s anti-corruption agency. The former prime minister […]

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Indian PM Criticizes Anti-Corruption Activist as Protests Swell

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is criticizing a hunger strike by a leading anti-corruption activist as misconceived, while fresh protests sweep across India for a second day. Thousands marched through the center of New Delhi on Wednesday, shouting slogans in support of Anna Hazare. Similar demonstrations were held in the country’s financial hub, Mumbai, and […]

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Indian PM Criticizes Anti-Corruption Activist as Protests Swell

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is criticizing a hunger strike by a leading anti-corruption activist as misconceived, while fresh protests sweep across India for a second day. In a speech to parliament Wednesday, Prime Minister Singh said Anna Hazare’s protest may be inspired by high ideals, but that Hazare cannot be allowed to force lawmakers […]

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India’s PM: Hazare’s Hunger Strike Undemocratic

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has dismissed the hunger strike undertaken by a leading anti-corruption activist in a New Delhi prison as an unacceptable attempt to undermine the country’s democracy. In a speech to parliament Wednesday, Prime Minister Singh said Anna Hazare’s protest may be inspired by high ideals, but that Hazare cannot be allowed […]

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Supporters of Jailed Anti-Corruption Activist Hold Protests in India

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of people are gathered outside a prison in New Delhi where a leading anti-corruption advocate continues to hold a hunger strike. Indian police say 74-year-old Anna Hazare remained in prison overnight on Tuesday, continuing his indefinite fast behind bars, despite police orders to leave. Hazare was placed in “preventative custody” by police on Tuesday, […]

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Police Order Release of Indian Anti-Graft Activist

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in India ordered the release of a leading anti-corruption advocate from a New Delhi jail Tuesday after his arrest earlier in the day sparked mass protests across the country. The activist, Anna Hazare , was detained just as he was set to begin a public hunger strike in support of tougher anti-corruption legislation. But […]

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Arrest of Anti-Corruption Activist Sparks Protest Across India

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Protests erupted across India on Tuesday after police arrested a prominent social activist in an effort to halt a public hunger strike to demand tougher anti-corruption legislation. Authorities say Anna Hazare was detained early Tuesday at a New Delhi apartment after he refused to limit the duration and size of his protest. Officials say an […]

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Arrest of Anti-Corruption Activist Sparks Protest Across India

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Protest erupted across India Tuesday after police arrested a prominent social activist just hours before he was set to start a public hunger strike to demand tougher anti-corruption legislation. Authorities say Anna Hazare was detained early Tuesday at a New Delhi apartment after he refused to limit the duration and size of his protest. Some […]

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