The Human Rights Council has just reviewed Sri Lanka, and seem disappointed. Despite promises to reform (seeking the Holy Grail of trade deals), President Sirisena’s government continues to favour torture […]
Hassan Afshar was hanged in Arak Prison, Iran, last July, aged 19, after being convicted of forced intercourse with another boy when he was 17. He insisted that the relations had been consensual, but was sentenced to death two months after his arrest, after a rapid prosecution in which he had no access to a lawyer. His family was not notified of his execution.
Our PM’s round of after-Brexit trade meetings kicked off in January with President Erdogan of Turkey, a man much in need of international admirers, not to mention international arms traders. Turkey […]