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The country’s constitution entitles people under custody to a dignified treatment. Recent stories from its prisons reveal otherwise. Kiya Tsegaye   Following the infamous mass detention by the police in June 2011 of more than two dozen individuals, unsettling news of physical abuses against the detainees, particularly members of opposition …

Mark N. Katz While America (along with many others in the West and the Arab World) have called for the imposition of UN Security Council economic sanctions against Syria’s Assad regime, Russia (along with China) had blocked them.  This is just one more sign that Syria is becoming an increasingly …

Ashenafi Zedebub Many researches show millions have undergone the so called “Female Genital Mutilation” around the globe. By the way, what is “Female Genital Mutilation”? The word “mutilation” by itself had its own controversy prior to its familiarization with the public. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is – by definition – …