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· July, 2013

Stories about Breaking News from July, 2013

31 July 2013

#FreeSafy – Bahrain Arrests Blogger in Dawn Raid

Bahraini blogger Mohammed Hassan was arrested at dawn today. His telephone and computer were confiscated. Netizens call for his release.

30 July 2013

Kuwaiti Emir Pardons Jailed Tweeters

Under Kuwaiti law, lese majeste is prohibited as the Emir's stance "cannot be violated." Some argued those convicted and imprisoned were exercising their freedom of speech.

Ecuadorian Football Star Christian Benítez Dies

Football fans are saddened by the unexpected death of the Ecuadorian "Chucho" Benítez, current champion with Club América [Mexico].

29 July 2013

Germany: Demonstrations Against Surveillance

#stopwatchingus was the motto of demonstrations that took place last Saturday in Germany. The participants were protesting against surveillance by the secret services and government inaction.

Saudi Website Founder to be Imprisoned, Lashed

26 July 2013

Anti-Gay Protesters Violently Disrupt Montenegro's First Pride Parade

About 500 people along the parade route tried to stop the historic event, according to police.

24 July 2013

Mumbai Restaurant Forced to Pull Political Food Bills

The restaurant was forced to shut down after it mentioned government corruption and criticized a new "air-conditioned eatery tax" on its bills that were being handed out to customers.

23 July 2013

Is the New Lebanese Family Violence Law Enough?

A new family law to protect women from violence was approved yesterday and amended to include all family members. Netizens argue it is not enough.

22 July 2013

Is the Man Who Bombed Beijing's Airport a Terrorist or Victim?

A man in a wheelchair, who claims he is paralyzed as the result of cruel beatings by police officers in 2005, set off a homemade bomb in Beijing's airport.

20 July 2013

Pro-Morsi Women Protesters Killed in Mansoura

A pro-Morsi protest was attacked in Mansoura by thugs, killing at least three women and injuring dozens. Netizens react to the attack.

19 July 2013

Sixty Killed During Fighting in Nzérékoré, Guinea

The Terrifying Potential of a Post-Navalny Russia

RuNet Echo

On the eve of being sentenced to a five-year term in a penal colony, Alexey Navalny blogged as irreverently as ever.

18 July 2013

Tainted School Lunches Kill Nearly Two Dozen Children in India

The food is believed to have been contaminated by pesticides. The incident is raising questions about the quality of school lunches for poor students.

17 July 2013

South Korea Suspects North Korea Was Behind June Hacking Attack

Puerto Rico is a Key Link in Espionage of Latin American Countries

What did Edward Snowden reveal about Puerto Rico's role in the NSA's espionage program? Author Angel Carrión tells us.

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