"It wasn't easy ... when you decide to write your memoirs, it means you accept the idea that life is already behind you." Writer and activist Marek Halter spoke to Isabelle Kumar on Euronews' Cult programme about the challenges of penning his memoirs.
While [Kyrgyzstan] boasts a very active and engaged civil society, Askarov’s imprisonment, and the government’s abject failure to act on the UN Human Rights Committee’s decision in his case [...] should give EU officials considerable pause.
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled Italy must pay Amanda Knox €18,400 in damages, costs and expenses after Italian police had failed to provide legal assistance and a translator during questioning following the 2007 killing of her British roommate.
Europe’s leaders have professed their commitment to working for the common interests of Egyptians and Europeans, including speaking out in defence of human rights. But it’s far from clear how this definition of common interest is being extended to ordinary Egyptians.