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Friday Digest: Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, Aung San Suu Kyi


This is our new Friday Digest! Every Friday, this weekly news round-up gives us the occasion to share with you news from various topics: politics to arts, entertainment, media, science, sports, fun and less fun news…

This digest is a list of news published this week on the Internet (Friday to Friday), selected by the Sama Team, and it is by no means exhaustive. If you want to suggest a news to be added in the next Friday Digest, contact us.

 

Libya: Seif al-Islam Gadhafi captured
Moammar Gadhafi’s son Seif al-Islam was captured in a southern Libyan city along with two of his aides who were trying to smuggle him out of the country, a militia commander said on Saturday. Bashir al-Tlayeb of the Zintan brigades said that Seif al-Islam was caught in the desert town of Obari, near the southern city of Sabha about 400 miles (650 kilometers) south of Tripoli. He didn’t elaborate on how…

Aung San Suu Kyi, a tenacious fighter for democracy
She is small but only in physical stature. Aung San Suu Kyi is the very embodiment of Myanmar’s long struggle for democracy. The 66-year-old human rights icon defied Myanmar’s authoritarian military junta with her quiet demeanor and grace when she spent 15 of 21 years under house arrest for her unending opposition to authoritarian rule in Myanmar. By the time she was freed in November 2010, she had…

New clashes erupt in Cairo ahead of ‘million man’ event
Fresh violence broke out near Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Tuesday, a day after Egypt’s Cabinet submitted its resignation to the nation’s military-led government. For several hours, protestors hurled stones at police and chanted for the downfall of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces. Demonstrators apparently tried to defend Tahrir Square as they faced off with police on a connecting street. Egyptian police…

Afghan woman’s choice: 12 years in jail or marry her rapist and risk death
The ordeal of Gulnaz did not simply begin and end with the physical attack of her rape. The rape began a years-long nightmare of further pain, culminating in an awful choice she must now make. Even two years later, Gulnaz remembers the smell and state of her rapist’s clothes when he came into the house when her mother left for a brief visit to the hospital. “He had filthy clothes on as he does metal and construction work…

19 SPLM-N members issued death sentences
A summary tribunal in the town of Sinja, Sinnar State, issued death sentences against 19 Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) civilians detainees on Friday. The SPLM-N members from Blue Nile State and Northern Sudan claim to have no involvement in the ongoing military action in the states. The detainees were arrested from their homes and offices in September by Sudanese police and the…




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