2 July 2013

Stories from 2 July 2013

Pakistani Mother, Daughters Gunned Down for Dancing in Rain

  2 July 2013

A mother and her two teenage daughters were shot dead after five masked men broke into their house in the small town of Chilas in Pakistan, in what appears to be an honor killing. A mobile video of the sisters dancing in the rain had been circulating locally, which was seen as an affront to the family's honor.

Electioneering Protests in South Korea

  2 July 2013

Spearheaded by students at major universities in South Korea, protests against the National Intelligence Service's electioneering have continued over two weeks. Several photos of last week's protest in Seoul and protest photos of Korean community in the United States have been shared online.

Videogame: Zaytoun, the Little Syrian-Palestinian Refugee

Zaytoun, the little Syrian-Palestinian refugee, is the leading character of a videogame created by a group of Syrian, Palestinian and Spanish activists. Through the obstacles Zaytoun faces, the choices he makes and the people he meets, the players of this videogame are meant to get an understanding of the background of both Palestine and Syria and the current situation of their people.

Former Activist for Banned Political Party in Swaziland Jailed for Bombings

  2 July 2013

Thantaza Silolo, a former member of banned socialist opposition party in Swaziland, the People's United Democratic Front (PUDEMO), was sentenced to 65 years in jail after confessing to a spree of petrol bomb attacks in 11 locations throughout the country. He was on the run for three years before surrendering himself to police under what some call suspicious circumstances.

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