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Lebanon: strike the blogger for taking photos

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Saturday, 18 May 2013 18:45

El bloguero libanés Habib Battah narra en este [en] post en Beirut Report cómo lo retuvieron sin su consentimiento, lo obligaron a borrar fotos de la cámara de su teléfono y lo atacaron repetidas veces. Cuando informó del caso a su estación de policía local, los oficiales a cargo dijeron que era su palabra contra la de ellos. Agrega:


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Angola: Government threatens to close media

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Saturday, 18 May 2013 18:30

The Ministry of Communication of Angola threatens to suspend Public License Awakening Radio station and the newspaper Folha 8, despite being an unconstitutional. The government says that encourage public disorder. The announcement was made ​​on Wednesday, May 15, as reported on its website Voz da America [pt]. Some owners of the Radio have links to the main opposition party UNITA . In 2012, police seized computers Folha 8.

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Petition the UN to investigate the elections in South Korea

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Saturday, 18 May 2013 18:15

The South Korean group for civil rights "Fight for the rights of voters" has made ​​a request [in] to the United Nations to investigate electoral fraud in South Korea. Within the country remains open to research South Korean spy agency for his illegal involvement [in] in the last presidential election.

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Nicaraguan law advocate violence against women

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Saturday, 18 May 2013 01:15

In April it launched a social media campaign called "I support 779 law" to enforce compliance with a law that protects the physical, psychological and moral development of women. The campaign is to write a statement of support, take a photo and upload it with the phrase labeled # yoapoyolaley779 .

The law 779, or comprehensive law to combat violence against women, was passed in Nicaragua on 26 January 2012, and in June of that year came into force.

The law prohibits mediation between victims and offenders, regardless of the type of aggression. This aspect of the law has led since March this year, religious leaders and members of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) promote reform of the law, arguing that mediation can exist in cases where the sentence is less than five years.

Photo by @ AnabellZavala in support of the Act 779

@ AnabellZavala in support of the Act 779

The first call to protest in opposition to this reform as unconstitutional, were members of the Democratic Lawyers Association of Nicaragua (Adanic), who called for 15 days to its members and the public in general to require the Supreme Court (CSJ) to decide appeals against the law 779.

Carlos Lucas writes in his blog about the law:

Not perfect, not even revolutionary and although a little late, considering the enormous physical, life, psychological status of women and their families, who had been causing the void, but the implementation of Act 779 or Act Integral Violence Against Women in Nicaragua, begins to shake, and if applied firmly if our thinking and concepts of family, marriage, union of couple, home, happiness, family harmony, love, etc..

So much so, that this Act 779, enacted only in 2012, already in Nicaragua, a whole reactionary conspiracy against some of these advances in the field of violence against women.

In early May, the Bishop Abelardo Mata gave statements to the media comparing the 779 with the Antichrist Act, adding that this new law is separating families by not allowing mediation between the perpetrator and the victim. The bishop's statements provoked reactions of people on social networks again.

Image protest campaign against Bishop Mata

Stencil made by Rodrigo Rodriguez. Campaign protest against Bishop Mata

The feminist group The Current made ​​a video dedicated to the Bishop Mata, where there are four feminist activists making a parody of the song Yuri 'Maldita Primavera':

In addition, social media activists launched the campaign "! Care, Bishop Mata". Rodrigo Rodriguez writes in his blog:

Is the 779 REALLY that serious law for justice system-think for a moment that our justice system is well implemented, only to exemplify this, and the exercise of human rights in our country, and to compare it with the meaning of antichrist, understood from a Catholic Christian vision as an adversary of God's son critical (that being invisible, omnipresent, omnipotent that controls and decides our fate)?

Seriously ... is it really so bad?

In the 24 pieces of crazy blog published another video made ​​by the group Youth for law 779, where they sing the same song that he dedicated to Bishop Mata Stream:

According to the document "Why am I defending the law 779?" , produced by the motion Catholics for a Free Choice:

In Nicaragua the numbers of domestic and sexual violence registered in police stations for women, have been increasing annually in 2009-34763 31759 in 2010. The Institute of Legal Medicine in 2012 reflects IML, 5371 conducting surveys, of which 4726 were performed on women and 642 men were made (in the latter case, the perpetrators are men including state agents).

The document also adds that "each year more than 80 women in Nicaragua are killed as a result of extreme violence perpetrated against them."

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