Two More Journalists Arrested Under Anti-Terrorism Legislation; Fears of Torture
Sileshi Hagos and Eskinder Nega were arrested on September 9 and 14, 2011, respectively, accused of involvement with the banned political party Ginbot 7. More
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Soccer sportswriter Grant Wahl has died while covering the #NEDvsARG quarterfinal at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. NPR reported previously that Wahl was prevented from entering one stadium in Qatar in November because he was wearing a rainbow t-shirt. https://www.npr.org/2022/12/09/1142054844/grant-wahl-soccer-writer-dies-qatar-world-cup
#Indonesia’s new criminal code outlawing sex outside marriage and potentially curbing free speech is spurring uncertainty among tourists & expatriates. The law could also deter foreign travel, undermining the economies of tourism-reliant places like #Bali. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-12-07/new-sex-laws-explained-what-bali-indonesia-tourists-expats-need-to-know
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