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Torturing Aristotle by Thanos Kalamidas
Today is International Day in Support of Torture Victims and Thanos asks whether there is any way to identify the meaning of the word ‘torture’.

Impasse by Luis Alves
Os últimos eventos políticos vêm confirmar que o processo de regionalização português não deve estar excessivamente dependente do sistema político-partidário, sob o risco de ser eternamente adia

Life Undercover #79 by Thanos K & Asa B
It is time to change the sheets… our inquisitive duvet-loving hero has some female company now asking the great questions of life, religion and the universe.

“Letter from the Warmer Regions” by Jan Sand
“There is as much difference between good poetry and fine verses, as between the smell of a flower-garden and of a perfumer’s shop.” – Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare

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Somalia forces totally out of control

Civilians are completely at the mercy of armed groups in Somalia, says human rights group Amnesty International.

It says the situation is “dire” in the centre and the south with government troops, their Ethiopian allies and Islamist insurgents “out of control”. They carry out killings, torture, rape, beatings, arbitrary detention and forced disappearances, a report says.

The Ethiopian government has dismissed the report as a “total fabrication” and demanded an apology. “We have said repeatedly that our soldiers are the most disciplined soldiers in the world,” said foreign ministry spokesman Wahide Belaye.

“They have never cut anybody’s throat, never gang-raped any women, never deliberately shot civilians in Somalia.” In Mogadishu, hundreds of people have stormed through the Bakara market area, hurling stones at cars and shops and setting fire to tires in protest at rising food prices and fake currency.

Where they ever under control? And what Ki-moon is doing? Probably cruising again or participating in some kind of gala!

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Kill at will, Mozambique

Police in Mozambique have been accused of killing and torturing people with near total impunity.

The human rights group Amnesty International has published a report saying the Mozambique police appear to think they have a license to kill. The group says officials have responded to rising crime rates with often lethal force but, but that they almost never face criminal proceedings.

Police in the southern African nation refused to comment on the report. Amnesty’s report was published just a day after Mozambique’s League for Human Rights said the country’s human rights situation had deteriorated in 2008.

After Mugabe, Mozambique. It seems that the suffering of the humanity is never ending!

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