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Saturday, 25 October 2014

Reyhaneh Jabbari. 26 year

Reyhaneh Jabbari (Persian: ریحانه جباری‎‎; c. 1988 – 25 October 2014) was a woman convicted of murdering Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, in Iran. She was in prison from 2007 until her execution by hanging in October 2014 for killing her alleged assailant. She published her story about what happened to her in prison, including solitary confinement. Mohammad Mostafaei was her first lawyer. He published her story in his blog. According to Iranian law, after her guilt was proven and her claim of self-defense was proven untrue, only the victim's family had the right to stop the execution; despite efforts by the Prosecutor's Office, the victim's family insisted on proceeding with the execution. Continue

Friday, 10 October 2014

Wang Zang. Chinese poet faces jail for possession of umbrella

The outspoken poet Wang Zang, who was caught whit an umbrella, is one of a 25 chinese activists targhe by police for supporting Hong Kong protests.
Chinese poet faces jail for possession of umbrella.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

George Brock - City University

Portrait George Brock
City University

Portraits of journalists 2014

Atlas of faces. In the age of the selfie, the idea of drawing portraits of International Journalism Festival speakers might seem a little anachronistic. But let’s be honest: we still like to have our portraits done and we are generally curious to see how others see us. Continue