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4 June 2015

Stories from 4 June 2015

‘Writing Code Is Not a Crime': Jailed Iranian Web Developer Saeed Malekpour Turns 40

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"It is not justice to keep a talented software engineer in jail just because the software he developed was used by others for reasons deemed illegal by the Iranian government."

An 8-Year-Old Schoolgirl's Murder Has Taiwan Debating the Death Penalty

Despite having ratified certain international covenants, Taiwan continues to practice capital punishment, with the approval of the majority of Taiwanese.

Israel Launches Multiple Airstrikes in Gaza

Three blasts were heard across Gaza as Israel launched airstrikes in response to rockets launched by a Hamas rival, ISIS-linked Omar Brigades. How has the ceasefire held since last summer?

German Online University Aims to Bring Higher Education to Refugees

Students can enroll in classes without proof of identity, and tuition is entirely free. The only time a student must verify their identity with the university is upon graduation.

Why the Numbers 64, 89 and 535 Are Missing From the Chinese Internet

The Singapore Government Pulled the Funding for This Comic Book, and Now Readers Only Want It More

"What is the criteria for deciding if a work crosses unacceptable boundaries? Why shouldn't good art be commercially self-sustainable anyway?"

‘We're Here for Our Families': Filipino Workers on Strike Share Hopes for Tomorrow

“We are fighting for regularization so that we will not lose our livelihood. This is for all the workers abused by the company.”

Selfie Campaign Promotes Interfaith Tolerance and Ethnic Diversity in Myanmar

"He is a Sikh and I'm a Muslim. But we are friends. Although we have diversities, we share our own opinions and beliefs, we accept and respect our different identities."

Trials of Being an African Musician in New York

On Assisted Dying Ruling By a South African Court