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Egypt revolution followed by conflict between Christians and Muslims

May 15, 2011


After the idealism of February’s revolution, Egyptians are worried about sectarian conflicts wrecking their hopes of building a better nation. Coptic Christians chant slogans as they protest the recent attacks on Christians and churches in Egypt. Photo: AP By Richard Spencer, Cairo 7:06PM BST 14 May 2011 Two families, two bereavements, two narrow streets apart. […]

Papua New Guinea: West Papuan refugees terrorised

February 7, 2011

0 Sunday, February 6, 2011 By Ash Pemberton A protest in West Papua. West Papuan refugees in Papua New Guinea have been terrorised and arrested by police, West Papua Media Alerts said on January 28. They were allegedly arrested on behalf of the Indonesian military and local logging interests. Police and soldiers rounded up 79 […]

Torture ‘business as usual’ in Egypt amid revolt

February 6, 2011


By Charles Onians Agence France-Presse CAIRO – Egypt’s feared state security services are using torture as much as they ever did, rights activists say, with no sign that their horrifying tactics are about to change despite the regime’s promise of reform. Rights groups say that anger against routine police abuse and torture has been a […]