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Australian Greens Call on Government to Grant Sanctuary to West Papuans

Australian Greens Senator, Dr Richard Di Natale, today called for the Australian Government to immediately offer sanctuary to three West Papuans.

Markus Jerewon, Yuvensius Goo and Rofinus Yanggam entered the Australian Consulate in Bali last night and have released an open letter to the APEC leaders currently meeting in Bali.
 

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The Y Factor of Politics

Unless the youth feel concerned and get involved in politics at all stages, we cannot expect a nation to grow. Remember, it is not good for a nation when its citizens only complain and expect someone else to fix their problems. It is considered a social disgrace if someone chooses to maintain a reserved or a neutral stand on issues. It is because many youngsters are migrating to other countries. People who believe that the political system will never change prefer to make their careers outside the country. We have to build a foundation for a prosperous future. If we have the power to bring about changes, then why not exercise that power now?
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藏族环保人嘎玛桑珠“被盗墓”被重判15年

藏族环保人士嘎玛桑珠,被法院裁定「盗窃文物」罪名成立,重判有期徒刑15年,他已即时在庭上表示上诉。嘎玛桑珠的妻子及代表律师批评该案是大陆司 法的耻辱,一定要抗争到底。另外,被警方以诈骗罪羁押逾半年的四川维权人士刘正有,周四与代表律师会面,为下月六日案件开审作好准备,律师要求控方证人出 庭接受质询。(冯日遥报道)

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西藏环保人士-嘎玛桑珠,因维权,被当局控 "盗墓罪" 受审。(照片由他妻子珍嘎措提供)

嘎 玛桑珠一案周二在新疆焉耆法院开审,前后经过30多个小时庭审,法院于周四晚上7时许作出罪成的裁决,重判有期徒刑15年。他的代表律师浦志强接受本台记 者访问时指,嘎玛桑珠已即时在庭上表示上诉,浦志强指该案整个审讯程序违法,存在严重做假,该案令大陆司法蒙耻。

他说:他已即时表示要上 诉,我认为这不是法律下的结果,这是令大陆法律蒙上耻辱的一个判决,个中太多违法,违反司法程序的地方,他被定罪背后反映有人故意做假,我会为他上诉到 底。

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Tibetan environmentalist says Chinese jailers tortured him

Award-winning conservationist and philanthropist Karma Samdrup tells court of beatings during interrogation.

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Nature Conservation Party, Nepal Statement: Condemns Chinese security treatment of NZ Greens Leader Russel Norman.

The Nature Conservation Party, Nepal strongly condemns the inhuman behavior of the Chinese security people on NZ Greens Leader Russel Norman. This incident indicates that democracy is under attack and risk too. This type of anti-democratic behavior is not acceptable anywhere in the world.

The time has come to unite all the green parties all over the world to strongly raise a voice.

If we collectively do not speak on this case, more and more greens like Russel Norman will be the victims of the anti-human and anti-democratic people like Chinese security people in the future.

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Chinese government urged to release Tibetan environmental activists

Human Rights Watch has called for Karma Sandrup, Rinchen Samdrup and Jigme Namgyal to be released

 Jonathan Watts, Asia environment correspondent,  guardian.co.uk, Friday 11 June 2010 12.45 BST 

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