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9 December 2015

Stories from 9 December 2015

Is There Really Such Thing as ‘European Values'?

"The challenges provoked by this influx of people who search for peace and happiness in Europe cannot be solved solely with financial resources."

Ecuadorean Political Leader Who Criticized Government Nepotism on Twitter Gets 15 Days in Prison

Advox

A few tweets about an alleged case of nepotism in Ecuador's Government earned Sebastian Cevallos a sentence of 15 days in jail.

Cambodians March for Land, Justice and Human Rights Despite Government Restrictions

Protests are now banned at the Phnom Penh freedom park, but Cambodian activists from the provinces continue to march towards the capital in order to celebrate International Human Rights Day.

Why Are Students in Ethiopia Protesting Against a Capital City Expansion Plan?

"Going forward with the current plan, which ends up displacing tens of thousands of poor farmers, destroying their livelihood and depriving their identity, is a tragedy. It deserves attention."

Four Months Later, Still No Answers About a Shootout with Salvadoran Police and Army That Left Five Dead

The autopsies of the five men reveal that they were shot at close range. Three days later, a woman who witnessed the shootings disappeared.

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