Taiwan's jailed former president Chen Shui-bian crawls to the ...
Jan 6th, 2012
(AP) - Taiwan's jailed former president Chen Shui-bian crawls to the funeral home of his late mother-in-law, as part of a traditional Taiwanese custom honoring the deceased, in Tainan, southern Taiwan, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. Chen has attended mourning rites for his mother-in-law after authorities allowed him to briefly leave prison. Chen is serving a lengthy term for corruption. (AP Photo/Johnson Liu, Pool) -
Nelson Mandela's struggle for freedom inspired Palestinians to believe that their own liberation was "possible," jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghuti said on Friday. His remarks were made in an open letter to Mandela sent from Cell 28 of Hadarim prison in Israel, which was published by the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO)... [Full Article]
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By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York University withdrew its claim on Monday that a close supporter of Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese dissident affiliated with the university through this summer, had tried to spy on Chen by giving him an iPad and iPhone loaded with hidden spyware, saying it was a "misunderstanding." The spyware cla... [Full Article]