Daily Archives: November 6, 2018

Pakistan Supreme Court Overturns Death Penalty For Blasphemy Charge Against Christian Woman

The Pakistani Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi of her blasphemy charges on Wednesday, remitting the death sentence that she had been awarded in 2010. Asia Bibi, a Christian farmhand in the Sheikhupura District of Punjab, was accused by her Muslim co-workers of insulting Prophet Mohammed. Asia was consequently arrested and sentenced to […]

Floodwaters Rise In Venice As The City Is Projected To Sink Underwater Within A Century

Over the last week, severe storms have hit Italy, bringing strong winds, heavy rain and intense flooding and resulting in 29 deaths as of November 4. Venice experienced the worst flood in a decade, with at least three-quarters of the city flooded by up to 61 inches of water above […]

Character Profile: Free Turkey’s Civil Society Philanthropist Osman Kavala

October 18th, 2018 marked one full year since civil society leader Osman Kavala’s unlawful imprisonment in Turkey’s highest security prison. Last Wednesday his lawyers organized a press conference to mark the anniversary, stating their only demand was “justice.” Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and a number of global journalists and […]