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11 Oct

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

Police brutality of Troubles revealed

Guardian investigation: Hundreds of men and women convicted in Northern Ireland claim they suffered miscarriages of justice…………………………………..

 

Northern Ireland’s forced confessions revealed

Inside Castlereagh: ‘We got confessions by torture’

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Nobel laureate’s wife detained

 
Liu Xia pleads for help via Twitter as Chinese authorities place her under house arrest after husband’s peace prize win.
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2010 04:07 GMT
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 The wife of Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese dissident who won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, has said she is being held under house arrest at her home in Beijing.”Brothers, I have returned home. On the eighth [October] they placed me under house arrest. I don’t know when I will be able to see anyone,” a message posted on Liu Xia’s Twitter account on Sunday said.She said she was placed under house arrest when she returned from visiting her husband in a prison in northeastern China, where she told him he had won the prestigious award.

“My mobile phone is broken and I cannot call or receive calls. I saw Xiaobo and told him on the ninth at the prison that he won the prize. I will let you know more later. Everyone, please help me tweet. Thanks,” she said in her message…………………………………

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US midterms: Political freak show

Cliff Schecter 11 Oct 2010 13:04 GMT
During the current US midterm election campaigns, truth is most definitely stranger than fiction…………………….
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