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11/18/2005 The International Herald Tribune Ian Fisher ITALY'S LEFT ADJUSTS IRAQ STAND
Outsiders might be forgiven for puzzlement: How can Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who sent 3,000 troops to Iraq, now claim so loudly that he tried to dissuade President George W. Bush from war?
And how is it that opposition leaders who marc
11/16/2005 The Washington Post Adrian Karatnycky Zigging and Zagging Toward Democracy
Just a half-year ago a million nonviolent demonstrators in Beirut led a Cedar Revolution that forced Syria's military withdrawal from their country. In April mass protests in Kyrgyzstan, dubbed the Tulip Revolution, forced the country's corrupt presi
11/15/2005 CPJ TUNISIA: French journalist stabbed
New York, November 14, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists voiced outrage today at the assault on a French reporter in Tunis and the failure of police nearby to intervene. Reporter Christophe Boltanski of the French daily Libération was beaten
11/15/2005 Agence Europe (EU) EP/RESEARCH: FREEDOM OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH MUST BE PROTECTED, SAY EP LIBERALS
Brussels, 14/11/2005 (Agence Europe) - Freedom of scientific research was ardently defended during a seminar organised on 9 and 10 November by the Luca Coscioni Association for the freedom of scientific research with the support of the Alliance of Li
11/14/2005 Institute on Religion and Public Policy Michael Ireland US STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL EXPRESSES CONCERNS WITH VIETNAM OVER RELIGIOUS FREEDOM OF MONTAGNARDS
Chief Correspondent, ASSIST News Service
BANGKOK, THAILAND (ANS) -- According to remarks made by Robert Zoellick, Deputy Secretary of State for the United States, the Bush administration has serious concerns about the treatment of the Degar Monta
11/09/2005 Unpo UNPO General Secretary in Nigeria to Commemorate Ken Saro Wiwa
On the occasion of “The 2005 Anniversary Commemoration of Ogoni Martyrs”, UNPO General Secretary, Mr. Marino Busdachin is visiting Port Harcourt to join in commemoration with the Ogoni people.
UNPO MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY
Dear Friends, Brothers
11/04/2005 The International Herald Tribune Hassan M. Fattah SADDAM SAID TO WEIGH EXILE BEFORE INVASION
This article has been published on November 3


Months before the invasion of Iraq, Saddam Hussein tentatively accepted a proposal to go into exile and avert war, but Arab leaders scuttled the deal, unable to reach consensus on it, se
11/02/2005 MLDH 50 European Parliament Members claim the release of the leaders of the ''Movement of 26 October 1999''
Fifty members of the European Parliament - representing fourteen countries and four political groups (Christian-Democrat PPE-DE, Liberal ALDE, Socialist PSE and Greens/ALE) - wrote a letter to the highest authorities of the Lao People's Democratic Re
10/13/2005 The Washington Quarterly Afghanistan: When Counternarcotics Undermines Counterterrorism

The Washington Quarterly
2005 Autumn, Vol. 28, No. 4; Pg. 55

The Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
by Vanda Felbab-Brown is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at
10/11/2005 UNPO Cabinda: Bembe Released on Preliminary Terms until Next Hearing
The Hague, 04 October 2005 - The initial hearing provided no resolve to the case of Antonio Bento Bembe, as The Hague Court identified too many ambiguities and unanswered questions to reach a final verdict on the matter. Today saw the resumed, and se
10/06/2005 UNPO UNPO discusses “Forgotten Minorities” in China
In the context of the ongoing China festival in Amsterdam, de Balie organised an evening event where the focal point centred on the situation of minority groups w
10/06/2005 The Economist Not what the doctor ordered. An alternative use for opium
AN ATMOSPHERE of despair prevails in the village of Shinwari, close to Nangahar province's border with Pakistan. This year's internationally-funded $860m blitz on Afghanistan's opium industry produced a 96% drop in the poppy hectarage in the province
10/03/2005 Associated Press Bo-Mi Lim South Korean cloning pioneer faces Catholic critics.
Stem cell researcher, Hwang Woo-suk, said he’d continue his research while respecting for human dignity.

SEOUL, South Korea — The world’s leading stem cell researcher, Hwang Woo-suk, said he would push forward with his research while maintaini
10/02/2005 The Financial Times Jo Johnson AFGHAN ELECTION WORRIES MONITORS
European Union observers in Kabul yesterday warned that fraud and intimidation were threatening the integrity of the recent Afghan elections. These were held nearly two weeks ago but because of complex logistics, counting is still under way.

10/01/2005 The Washington Post MY VIEW OF AFGHANISTAN'S ELECTION
The Sept. 16 editorial "Afghanistan Votes" described me as "one of those who condemned the U.S. intervention against the Taliban, which . . . would 'all but doom' millions of Afghans 'to death.' "

In fact, during a debate at the European Parli
10/01/2005 The Washington Post Emma Bonino MY VIEW OF AFGHANISTAN'S ELECTION
he Sept. 16 editorial "Afghanistan Votes" described me as "one of those who condemned the U.S. intervention against the Taliban, which . . . would 'all but doom' millions of Afghans 'to death.' "
In fact, during a debate at the European Parli
09/30/2005 Unpo Conference – Amsterdam : “China: The Next Generation - Forgotten minorities”
PRESS RELEASE
“China: The Next Generation - Forgotten minorities”
Conference – Amsterdam,
With:
Mrs. Rebiya Kadeer
(Uighur),
Tsering Jampa
ICT (International Campaign for Tibet),
Mr. Marino Busdachin
UNPO (Unre
09/27/2005 Cafebabel Ilaria La Commare ISLAM AND DEMOCRACY CAN CO-EXIST
Emma Bonino, who led the EU Election Observation Mission in Afghanistan for the September 18 parliamentary elections, is optimistic about democracy in Afghanistan. Even if the country still has a long way to go.


The Italian Radical
09/23/2005 Compass Direct Vietnam Releases Two Prominent Christian Ministers
We have good news to pass on to you today: In the last month, Vietnamese authorities have released two Christian pastors they had been holding unjustly. The Reverend Nguyen Hong Quang, a Mennonite pastor from Ho Chi Minh City, had been imprisoned sin
09/23/2005 Compass Vietnamese Pastor Freed from Mental Hospital
The Rev. Than Van Truong had been ruled “delusional” for believing in God.

HO CHI MINH CITY, September 19 (Compass) -- Committed to a Vietnamese mental hospital for nearly a year after being diagnosed as “delusional” for believing in God, the
09/23/2005 Compass Direct Mennonite Pastor Released from Prison as Part of Vietnam’s National Day
The Rev. Quang never yielded to pressure to admit guilt.

HO CHI MINH CITY, August 31 (Compass) -- The Rev. Nguyen Hong Quang, a Mennonite pastor here convicted of an offense he denied having committed, walked out of prison on August 30 as part
09/20/2005 The Boston Globe David Brunnstrom AFGHAN BALLOTS ARE BEING TRANSPORTED TO COUNTING CENTERS
Donkeys, camels, and trucks carried sealed ballot boxes across the country yesterday, taking them to counting centers where the results of Sunday's landmark elections will be determined.
World leaders hailed the vote, saying Afghans had braved
09/20/2005 The Gulf News Neena Gopal VOTER TURNOUT IN LANDMARK POLL IS OVER 50%
Afghanistan's landmark parliamentary and provincial elections may have not only seen a voter turnout as low as 30 per cent in some parts of the country, the EU election observers mission has said the entire electoral system needed an overhaul.
09/20/2005 Reuters AFGHAN WOMEN BRAVE DEATH THREATS TO STAND FOR ELECTION
Afghans went to the polls on Sunday to elect members of the new lower house of parliament – known as the Wolesi Jirga – and local councils throughout all 34 provinces. Under the country’s constitution, 25 per cent of the parliamentary and a similar
09/20/2005 Radio Free Europe Ron Synovitz Afghanistan: EU Monitors Say Vote Well-Run Despite Security Concerns
The European Union’s election observation mission in Afghanistan has released its preliminary report on the 18 September parliamentary vote. It says election day was “generally well-administered” and largely peaceful. But the EU team also observed