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22 August 2009

Stories from 22 August 2009

Russia: Flag Day Rally

LJ users daria_mas and alter-gregor post photos (RUS) from the opposition rally that took place in Moscow on Russia's Flag Day and ended with riot police detaining some of the...

Iran: Testimonies of torture and rape

The Iranian authorities have been accused by UN experts and the opposition of torturing protesters of the June 12 presidential election results. Iranian civil society activists have been using citizen...

Morocco: Celebrating el-Khattabi's Memory

Badr al-Hamri, writing on Aghora [Ar], realizes his long cherished dream by creating a blog [Ar] dedicated to the memory of Moroccan anti-colonial figure, Muhammad Ibn ‘Abd al-Karim el-Khattabi. “My...

Azerbaijan: Eurovision scandal continues

Despite attempts by the authorities to downplay the incident, news that the names and addresses of 43 citizens who voted for the Armenian entry in this year's Eurovision Song Contest...

Russia: Anna Akhmatova

St. Petersblurb writes about Anna Akhmatova and the Fountain House.

Zambia: The ills of Mwanawasa's legacy

A guest blogger at Zambian Economist discusses the ills of Levy Mwanawasa's legacy. The late Mwanawasa was the third President of Zambia.

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