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10 May 2016

Stories from 10 May 2016

Not Only Patients Suffer in China's Broken Healthcare System—Medical Professionals Do Too

A former patient stabbed a retired doctor to death in Guangzhou. Medical professionals are too often the target of violence from Chinese frustrated with the healthcare sector.

Russia's 11-Year-Old Internet King

RuNet Echo

Last month, a mother living in Moscow felt bad for her 11-year-old son. She felt so bad she turned to Facebook, where she appealed to her friends with a request.

Russian Court Sentences Internet User to Two Years Behind Bars for VKontakte Reposts

RuNet EchoAdvox

A court in Tver region, Russia, has sentenced Internet user Andrey Bubeyev to two years and three months in prison on extremism charges for reposts on social network VKontakte.

In Tajikistan, Shoots of Hope Spring from a Tale of Woe

Dilbar Gurgova was ostracised and driven into poverty after her husband was detained on extremism charges. Compatriots working in Russia were eager to help.

Canadian Man Forced to Leave Nepal Over Controversial Tweets

Advox

Robert Penner, a Canadian man who currently finds himself mired in a controversy about a series of provocative tweets, left Nepal after the Supreme Court postponed his appeal hearing.

Gambian Protesters Allege Police Used Live Ammunition During Bloody Crackdown

The protests were part of an unprecedented movement in the Gambia calling for electoral reforms and the resignation of longtime President Yahya Jammeh.

Uganda's Defiance Campaign Will Not Be Televised

Advox

"Hot on the heels of #WorldPressFreedomDay comes #UgandaMediaGag. Ironic"

Anti-Impunity Activists Say Skopje Marathon Scuffle Is Example of Government’s Violence

"There hasn't been a major incident, but it's obvious that the regime considers even the use of force as a potential weapon."

What Next for Turkey After Erdogan Power Play?

Turkey's course is still unfathomable, but there are few doubts as to who is steering the ship.

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