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Nobel Prize Winner Suu Kyi Wins Election in Myanmar

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Nobel Prize Winner Suu Kyi Wins Election in Myanmar

Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1991) Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who was released from house arrest by the Myanmar’s ruling military in 2010, has won in the by-elections held today for 45 vacant parliamentary seats, it’s being said. Although no official confirmation came from the government, Suu Kyi’s party, National League for Democracy (NLD) claimed [...]

Bush Institute Launches Freedom Collection

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Bush Institute Launches Freedom Collection

The George W. Bush Institute this week unveiled the Freedom Collection, a first-of-its-kind living repository documenting the continued struggle for human freedom and liberty around the world. President and Mrs. Laura Bush spoke to an audience of dissidents, freedom advocates and representatives from local community organizations. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia [...]

“Troy Davis Execution a Failure of Justice System”

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“Troy Davis Execution a Failure of Justice System”

Following the announcement that the state of Georgia has executed Troy Anthony Davis, Larry Cox, executive director of Amnesty International USA (AIUSA), released the following statement: “The U.S. justice system was shaken to its core as Georgia executed a person who may well be innocent. Killing a man under this enormous cloud of doubt is [...]

Nobel Peace Prize for Chinese Human Rights Activist

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Nobel Peace Prize for Chinese Human Rights Activist

By Rakesh Raman The Nobel Committee has announced the Nobel Peace Prize 2010 for jailed Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo (pictured above). Liu, 54, has been spearheading a peaceful movement in China to see democratization of the political process in that country. The Nobel Prize is awarded to Liu for his long and non-violent [...]