Eleven unidentified prisoners were executed in the prison of Shiraz (Southern Iran) this morning

Eleven prisoners were hanged in the prison of Shiraz (southern Iran) early Thursday morning November 24. According to the official web site of the Iranian judiciary in Fars province, all the elleven prisoners were convicted of drug trafficking. None of the prisoners were identified by name and they were all sentenced to death behind the [...]

Turkish Child Gang Rape Case Causes Outrage

Outrage in Turkey over the verdict of a rape case is being heard following the verdict by the Turkish Supreme Court of Appeals (Turkey’s highest court). The case involved alleged gang rape of a 13-year-old girl in 2002, for which the court has ruled that the child had consented to sex with her 26 accused [...]

Colombia’s intelligence director facing 25 years in prison

A federal court in Bogota, Colombia, sentenced the disgraced former director of Colombia’s Administrative Department of Security (DAS) on Wednesday to 25 years in prison for his involvement in a number of crimes including murder, abuse of power and conspiracy in major crimes. Following a long and all-encompassing investigation, the Supreme Court of Justice found [...]

The Facebook status controversy

Facebook is becoming a popular social media in Bangladesh like the rest of the world. It is not only limited to interaction between friends but also used as an useful tool to disseminate news and information. More importantly Facebook is also being used to discuss political views. Bangladeshi Facebook users frequently express their opinions, anger, [...]

Seeking an end to forced labor in Vietnam

Scattered across Vietnam modern day slave labor work centers are in full swing with the governments OK as corporations pad their profits off the backs of some 40,000 men, women, and children. Held captive in forced labor centers which are thinly disguised as drug treatment centers, the majority of victims are brought in on the [...]

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