China sentenced Wang Xiaoning to ten years in prison last year for “incitement to subvert state power” …. for a blog that advocated open democratic choice of leaders. His family has now filed suit in US District Court against Yahoo and their Chinese affiliates, alleging that they provided the information that allowed the government to convict him based on his internet site. They specifically charge that Yahoo helped the Chinese government identify the anonymous blogger.
Khalid Mehmood Rashid, a suspect in the 7/7/2005 London Bombings,Â appeared before the court in Islamabad today to have his detention extended. Right now he is being held without charges after secret extradition from South Africa in November, 2005.
The New York Times reports that Sudanese planes falsely flagged as UN are running weapons and bombs into Darfur, and participating in aerial surveillance and bombing according to a confidential UN report.
The Janjaweed have picked up activities recently, burning two villages in neighboring Chad in the last few weeks; murdering hundreds, and sending thousands into refugee camps.
This is unconscionable behavior for any nation, and demands a response beyond verbal. It’s time to take these planes out of the sky, act of war or not.
President Bush speaks out strongly against this, but doesn’t this participation in Genocide call for actions, not words and threats of sanctions?