No room for dissidents in Hong Kong

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China has continued its clamp down on the opposition in Hong Kong, with the arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen, a 90-year-old retired catholic cleric. What was he arrested for?The retired Catholic cleric was arrested by Hong Kong police on national security charges. He’s reported to have been a critic of China’s control of religion, as … Read more

Why an Atheist was Sentenced To 24 Years in Nigeria

The Story Nigerian atheist Bala Muhammad has been sentenced to 24 years after pleading guilty to charges of blasphemy. Which laws did he violate? The 37-year-old Muhammad was accused of making Facebook posts that criticized Islam and its prophet Muhammed, which the court said were capable of breaching public peace in Nigeria’s Muslim-dominated north where … Read more