@GEsfandiari:Iranian student who sewed lips together in protests arrested: “Why am I protesting in this fashion? Why with lips closed? Why with chained feet? I sewed my lips because no one heard my cry against injustice. I chained my feet because my running didn’t take me anywhere,” explains Dariush Jalali, a student of Yasuj University in Iran, who has reportedly been arrested…[READ MORE]
VITSEBSK, Belarus — A judge in the eastern Belarusian city of Vitsebsk has ruled that Syarhey Kavalenka’s health is “satisfactory” and that the trial of the opposition activist can proceed.
As the trial got under way on February 21, relatives said they were shocked over Kavalenka’s frail appearance due to a hunger strike.
Kavalenka, who was arrested in December 2011 on charges of violating his parole conditions, was forcibly fed by prison guards in January but says he resumed his hunger strike 15 days ago…[See video]
A a new code of conduct for Uzbek university students was released this month.
Loafing around, that time-honored pastime of college students everywhere, is verboten. “Don’t walk around a university campus with no reason,” the rulebook advises.
How all of this contributes to the effort against religious extremism and drug addiction is never quite made clear…[READ MORE]