Sentenced to death in 2002, Wajih ul Hassan saw his conviction upheld later by the Lahore High Court. “Who will return him 18 long years of his life?” asks one observer, an educator. “Will society and state rethink the blasphemy law? The answer is NO.” For this reason, “we feel for Mr Wajih’s family and beg forgiveness from them”.
Security measures and checks have been stepped up in iconic places, like Tahrir Square. Exiled magnate Aly calls on Egyptians to rise and take part in a “million-man march”. About 1,900 people have been detained according to rights groups, a figure refuted by the Prosecutor’s Office. For the president, some media are fuelling "lies and defamation”.
"New problems require new solutions. Respect for principles and tradition must always be experienced in a form of creative fidelity, not rigid imitation or obsolete reductionism".
Joynal Hasan spoke about his conversion, which happened after watching by chance a movie on Easter Sunday. The Christian is getting death threats for his faith and was badly beaten in the past. For him, "Persecution makes my faith burn, which becomes even purer.”
The three countries held an informal meeting on the sidelines of the current UN General Assembly. Since 2017, China has officially mediated between Myanmar and Bangladesh. For China, Myanmar is a key part of its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative.
Sr. Concilia remained in prison for 15 months. She had been arrested after the alleged sale of minors in the orphanage she managed. Msgr. Mascarenhas: "May God bless those who have been on the side of the sisters of Mother Teresa in these months with prayers and encouragement".
A meeting between the head of the executive and 130 members of the public was held last night at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Wan Chai. Carrie Lam admitted to many responsibilities, but did not respond to the "five demands" that the movement continues to make, first of all an independent investigation into police violence. A weekend of protests is being prepared.
This morning the vessel left the port of Bandar Abbas where it had been kept since July. The ship is bound for Port Rashid, in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. Iranian government spokesman:a "friendly approach" created conditions for "the release of the ship".
This year 16 children contracted the virus that affects the spinal cord. The militants accused health workers of being in the pay of Western democracies, with the aim of sterilizing Muslim children.
The 6.5 quake occurred at 9.15 pm yesterday, forcing residents to flee to higher ground. The Central Maluku regency recorded the highest number of deaths (14). Six people died in Ambon, four in West Seram regency. At least 235 aftershocks have been recorded.
First time China "conquers" first place in the annual Japanese defense report and pushes North Korea into third position. Russia is fourth. Over the past seven years, Tokyo has increased military spending to counter military progress in Beijing and Pyongyang.