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  • Trump Welcomes Wife of Venezuelan Political Prisoner, Keeping Vow to Oppressed Latinos

    02/16/2017 9:51:27 AM PST · by detective · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Feb 2017 | Frances Martel
    President Donald Trump met Lilian Tintori, the wife of Venezuelas most prominent prisoner of conscience, at the White House Wednesday night, demanding freedom for Popular Will party leader Leopoldo Lpez immediately. The President met Tintori along with Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Marco Rubio, who had delivered a speech against the oppressive Venezuelan socialist regime to the Senate floor on Wednesday. Trump posted a photo of the group together to Twitter Wednesday night, with the message Venezuela should allow Leopoldo Lopez, a political prisoner & husband of @liliantintori (just met w/ @marcorubio) out of prison immediately.
  • UN Whistleblower: UN Gave Names of Dissidents to Communist China

    02/03/2017 9:53:02 PM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 02 February 2017 | Alex Newman
    The United Nations human rights apparatus is being accused of, among other abuses, handing to the Communist Chinese dictatorship the names of activists who were set to expose the regime's crimes at a UN review of China's record. One of the dissidents in question ultimately died in detention. At least several other Chinese dissidents whose identities were reportedly provided to the regime by UN officials were also detained ahead of their trips to Geneva, according to reports. And then, making matters worse, the UN human rights leadership appears to have retaliated against the UN whistleblower who finally exposed and stopped...
  • FIVE DISSIDENTS AND THE PRINCIPLES FOR WHICH THEY STAND

    01/25/2017 7:08:42 PM PST · by Bogle
    Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation ^ | January 20, 2017 | Dissident
    As Donald J. Trump is inaugurated President of the United States and begins his first day in office, we have a message for him. This message comes not just from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, but from harassed dissidents, persecuted activists, and prisoners of conscience across the world: Mr. President, please defend human rights in the face of communist oppression. Below, read about these five dissidents who exemplify this struggle for freedom and liberty.
  • Saddam Hussein 'had secret torture chamber in New York'

    10/12/2016 8:51:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 13 October 2016 4:44AM | (Our Foreign Staff)
    Saddam Hussein had a secret torture room built in the basement of the Iraqi mission to the United Nations in New Yorks Upper East Side, it has been reported. The Iraqi dictator ordered the installation of the detention room inside the five-story building at 14 East 79th Street when he rose to power in 1979, two unnamed Iraqi officials told the New York Post. It was a dark room. The doors were reinforced in a way that nobody could break in or out. You didnt need to soundproof it, one official said. The other official added: Youre not going to...
  • The Syrian-French Connection

    09/29/2003 3:25:22 AM PDT · by kattracks · 10 replies · 89+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 9/29/03 | Nir Boms
    While the media is busy focusing on the troubling story of the two American soldiers detained at Guantanamo Bay for alleged espionage, both of whom had Syrian connections, another Syria story has passed them by. The names of Ahmad al Halabi, an American of Syrian descent, and Captain James Yee, a convert to Islam who spent four years in Damascus before returning to active service, are now well known. But the name of Nizar Nayouf, a Syrian journalist and human rights activist that was detained last week by French police in Paris, will most probably stay anonymous. Nayouf?s only...
  • An ugly day of american diplomacy

    05/03/2012 6:25:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 2, 2012 | benny avni
    The State Department painted it as an elegant way out of a ballooning crisis involving Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng but by days end, it looked like a disgraceful performance by US diplomats. Initial reports had Chen so pleased by the deal that he told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, I want to kiss you. The agreement Clinton negotiated with Beijing yesterday supposedly allowed Cheng to stay in China and get medical attention, with the authorities guaranteeing his future safety. But things started unraveling just hours after the compromise was inked. First, while State claims Chen never wanted to leave...
  • Reports from Cuba: It is forbidden to applaud for Obama at the baseball game

    03/21/2016 6:50:41 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 37 replies
    The Bobalu Blog ^ | March 21, 2016 | Alberto De La Cruz
    Do not applaud when Barack Obama enters and do not wear caps or hats, are some of the verbal warnings that accompany the entry tickets that are being distributed for the baseball game between the Cuban team and the Tampa Bay Rays on 22 March at the Latin American Stadium in Havana. The National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER) has announced that the game will be by invitation only. The tickets are being handed out to members of the Communist Party, the Young Communists Union and trusted officials, according to information from several sources. Military training schools...
  • Voices Now Demanding Apology from Trump Who Calls Tienanmen Incident a Riot " (My Translation)

    03/13/2016 11:10:16 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 105 replies
    NHK Television News, Tokyo, Japan (from Japanese original) ^ | 13 March 2016 | NHK Network International News Staff
    (トランプ氏の天安門事件「暴動」発言 謝罪求める声) (“Voices Now Demanding Apology from Trump Who Calls Tienanmen Massacre a “Riot”) (Translation from the original Japanese by FReeper AmericanInTokyo):”In the most recent TV debate between candidates for the Republican nomination for President in the USA, Mr. Trump referred to it as a “riot” (boudou: 暴動) when Chinese students stood up in Tienanmen Square and requested freedom, in Beijing, China in 1989. Real estate magnate Trump was answering a question from the moderator in the March 10 debate in Miami, with respect to the suppression of Chinese university students. They were only pleading for freedom but were...
  • Cuba gives well-known dissidents permission to travel abroad

    02/24/2016 6:03:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 24, 2016 4:13 PM EST | Michael Weissenstein
    The Cuban government has loosened travel restrictions on some of the island's best-known dissidents, granting them one-time permission to travel abroad ahead of President Barack Obama's trip to the island, activists said Wednesday. [...] Members of a group of 11 dissidents imprisoned during the 2003 crackdown known as the Black Spring said Wednesday that officials have told seven of them that they will be free to travel one time as a reward for good behavior. Four more-politically active members of the group remain unable to travel, the dissidents said. Activist Marta Beatriz Roque said that she and six other former...
  • No escape? China's crackdown on dissent goes global

    02/12/2016 7:47:24 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 8:25 PM ET, Thu February 4, 2016 | Ivan Watson, Pamela Boykoff, Kocha Olarn and Judy Kwon
    Last October, two members of a small exile Chinese opposition political party -- Jiang Yefei and Dong Guangping -- were arrested by Thai police. Several weeks later, despite protests from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the two men were extradited to China and promptly thrown in prison. Since the extradition of Dong, his wife, Gu Shuhua, and daughter fled Thailand for Canada. Speaking from Toronto, she says Dong's capture has devastated her small family. "The Chinese government put pressure on my husband for so long that he ran away [from China]. Why did they still need to chase...
  • GOP slams White House aide who reportedly made $100G from firm tied to Iran

    08/06/2012 9:15:05 AM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 6, 2012 | FoxNews.com
    Republicans pounced on a report Monday that said top White House adviser David Plouffe took a $100,000 speaking fee from an Iran-tied firm whose technology may have been used to track dissidents, claiming Plouffe's involvement could represent a "loophole" in sanctions against the regime. The White House rejects the notion that anything improper took place. According to The Washington Post, Plouffe was paid for two speeches he made in Nigeria in December 2010 about a month before joining the White House -- and apparently before the company hosting him started coming under heavy scrutiny from the Obama administration. The White...
  • Sen. Cruz: America Must Confront the Truth About Chinese Oppression

    09/24/2015 4:48:37 PM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | September 24, 2015
    Delivers speech and asks Senate to rename plaza in front of Chinese embassy after pro-democracy dissident and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Dr. Liu Xiaobo WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor asking colleagues for unanimous consent to  his resolution that would rename the plaza in front of the Chinese embassy in Washington, D.C. as “Liu Xiaobo Plaza,” after Dr. Liu Xiaobo, a Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner who has been imprisoned, along with his wife, Liu Xia, for seeking basic human rights denied to him by the...
  • May Gods blessings come to Cubas long suffering dissidents

    09/21/2015 8:49:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/21/15 | Judi McLeod
    Pope and the Castro brothers dominate the news, while in hundreds of dark prison cells throughout still Communist Cuba, political prisoners, who are all but ignored by world leaders including their own, send up fervent prayers to their Creator Special blessings on the Cuban dissidents forbidden to be in the presence of Pope Francis. Photos of the dissidents, roughly manhandled by security and sent world wide, finally transcend the one of Fidel Castros executioner Che Guevara that for more than half a century has literally dominated Havanas Revolution Square. Even though when caught in the end, Guevara, whose stock in...
  • Pope meets with Fidel, misses out on dissident greeting

    09/21/2015 3:04:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 21, 2015 5:25 AM EDT | Nicole Winfield and Michael Weissenstein
    Pope Francis flies to eastern Cuba on Monday for the next leg of his pilgrimage after having met with both Raul and Fidel Castro but missing out on an encounter with Cuban dissidents. The Vatican stressed that no official meeting had been planned with the dissidents. The Vatican embassy in Havana did make calls to some leaders as a sign of attention to these people, the Vatican spokesman said, but in the end the dissidents were prevented from reaching the cathedral where the greeting was planned. The Castro meetings went off without a hitch. The Vatican described the 40-minute session...
  • Vatican objects to White House invitation list for papal visit

    09/18/2015 10:40:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 18, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    At practically the same time that Barack Obama has decided that the US has to shut its eyes to dissenters in Cuba suffering under the yoke of oppression by the Castros, he plans to offer a lesson in dissent to Pope Francis. Obama has extended invitations for the pontiff’s first state visit to transgender activists, a gay Episcopal bishop, and the leader of a group of nuns that want changes to Catholic teachings on abortion and euthanasia. Needless to say, the Vatican is not pleased with this attempt to lecture Francis on catechesis, as longtime Vaticanista Francis X. Rocca reports...
  • Democratic Dissidents

    08/19/2015 5:54:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/19/15 | Arnoild Ahlert
    Campbell Brown and Kirsten Powers take on the leftist establishment Democrats are known for many things, but chief among them is the relentless determination to maintain a rigid progressive orthodoxy within their ranks. Bucking that orthodoxy requires character and conviction because those who do can expect a certain level of contempt directed their way from their oh-so-tolerant brethren. Campbell Brown and Kirsten Powers are two women who have demonstrated a willingness to take positions decidedly at odds with the progressive establishment. Browns Democratic roots can be traced back to her father, Louisiana Democratic State Senator and Secretary of State James...
  • Castro's Long Record On Terror, Lawlessness And Killing

    05/29/2015 4:51:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Investors.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Politics: President Obama removed Cuba as a state sponsor of terror Friday, forgetting the dictatorship's long record of killing, smuggling and, yes, terror. If this is the new standard, why not just scrap the list entirely? The lifting of Cuba from the list of nations that support terrorism was a farce that may well come back to the haunt the United States. After all, the ruling Castro regime that benefits from it in the name of normal relations with the U.S. and new access to World Bank loans is the same regime that once tried the first 9/11, aligning itself...
  • Iranian Dissidents Criticize Obamas Nuclear Diplomacy

    03/27/2015 6:12:52 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 17, 2015
    Claim White House ignoring human rights, working with murderous regime A group of Iranian dissidents and political prisoners have lashed out at the Obama administration, lambasting its ongoing diplomacy with Iran, according to two open letters sent to the White House in recent days. In each letter, the dissidentsmost of whom are currently political prisoners in Irancriticize the White House for ignoring the issues of human rights and democracy in Iran as they push to finalize a deal with a regime that the dissidents says is murderous and untrustworthy. Iranian reformers and those seeking a change in the countrys leadership...
  • US group: Chen Guangcheng's nephew arrested (Chinese dissident Hillary turned over to Chinese govt)

    05/12/2012 10:23:04 AM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 12 replies
    NHK (Japan) ^ | 5/12/2012
    Video at link. A US-based human rights group says the nephew of Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng has been arrested on suspicion of murder. It says the arrest was made in revenge for Chen's actions. ChinaAid Association on Friday revealed the photo of a notification of arrest issued by police authorities in Shandong Province. The notice says the arrest took place on Wednesday. The group quoted the nephew's lawyer as saying that he wounded 3 intruders with a knife at his home in Shandong Province on April 26th after noticing that his parents had been beaten up. More than 20 people...
  • Hillary Cant Delete This [Another In The "Congenital Liar" Series!]

    03/15/2015 9:31:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    Wall St. J. ^ | March 15, 2015 | DAVID FEITH
    Hillary Cant Delete This As Secretary of State, Clinton says she stopped at nothing to get a blind dissident out of China. Thats not what he remembers. By DAVID FEITH March 15, 2015 This book wont help Hillary Clintons campaign for president. Its author, Chen Guangcheng, is the blind Chinese human-rights lawyer who in April 2012 escaped rural house arrest and sought refuge at the U.S. embassy in Beijing. The ensuing diplomatic tussle over his fate was a high drama that Mrs. Clinton touts as an accomplishment of her tenure as secretary of state. It reminded her of the responsibility...