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12 January 2016

Stories from 12 January 2016

Saudi Arabia Arrests Samar Badawi for Tweeting on Behalf of Her Jailed Husband

Advox

Saudi Arabia arrested human rights activist Samar Badawi today allegedly for tweeting on behalf of her jailed husband, prominent human rights lawyer Waleed Abulkhair.

Is the Level of Vitriol Against Cricketer Chris Gayle Justified?

"The problem for us in the Caribbean is not Chris Gayle and his outlook per se. It’s the casual sexism of Caribbean masculinity in general that needs taking in hand."

Japan Celebrates the Spectacular Images of a Volcanic Island Being Born

A volcano south of Japan is providing spectacular images of a new island's slow creation.

Macedonia's Highest Court Confirms Fine for Journalists Who Quoted Statements Alleging Corruption

Fokus magazine had quoted Macedonia's former ambassador to the Czech Republic, who accused ex-head of the secret service Sasho Mijalkov of corruption. Mijalkov sued for defamation and won.

Hong Kongers Fear That Their City's Autonomy From China Might Be Next to Disappear

"I mean, maybe one day we will be taken away just because we are not happy about the political system."

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