Daily Archives: December 11, 2018


Sri Lanka Temporarily Bars Rajapaksa From Acting As PM

The former president of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa has been banned from acting as Prime Minister following no-confidence motions that were passed this past November. According to Aljazeera, this upheaval began on October 26, when President Maithripala Sirisena removed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe from his position and put Rajapaksa in […]


U.A.E. Spy Charges: A Need for ‘Repercussions’

British PhD student, Matthew Hedges, has now safely returned to the United Kingdom after being sentenced to life in prison in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), before being pardoned on November 26th. Despite the fact that Hedges was issued a presidential pardon, the UAE should still be facing these ‘repercussions’ for their unacceptable treatment of him and other wrongly accused academics. Academics across the world should be able to carry out research safely. They should have access to clear guidelines from their country of interest as to what academic research is permitted, and they should be confident that, if they follow these guidelines, they will not be arrested for gathering open-source information.