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Monthly Archives: April 2011
The Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil was sentenced to three years imprisonment for “insulting the military” by a military court on Sunday, without the presence of his lawyers or family. I hope to write more on the background to his imprisonment … Continue reading
Yesterday the beginning of France’s ban on covering ones face in public (aimed of course at women wearing burqas and niqabs) began with some predictable political theatre. Some protesters obligingly turned up to break the new law, and the police … Continue reading