Indonesian police said on Wednesday they will go ahead with an investigation into a blasphemy complaint brought by Muslim groups against the Christian and ethnic Chinese governor of Jakarta and banned him from leaving the country.
The decision to officially name Basuki Tjahaja Purnama a suspect comes amid simmering religious and ethnic tension and is likely to stoke concerns over rising hardline Islamic sentiment in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation.
FURIOUS protesters have screamed for Barack Obama to "go home" and launched petrol bombs at police as the US President landed in Europe today.
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Mr Obama's visit to Athens, Greece, was supposed to be a grand farewell, but descended into chaos when angry rioters took to the street to demand he leave.Youths riding motorbikes, carrying wooden clubs and launching petrol bombs tried to break a police cordon and confront Mr Obama directly.
Written by Alex Newman
UN “Human Rights” Council Now Officially Controlled by Dictators
More than half of the regimes sitting on the United Nations Human Rights Council after last week's election have been categorized as unfree, sparking criticism and further ridicule of the global body ostensibly tasked with upholding the UN's vision of human rights. Among the latest selections to serve on the discredited global council are some of the most oppressive and murderous communist and Islamist dictatorships on the planet. That is despite the UN outfit's mandate saying that only member governments that “uphold the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights” are eligible to join. Adding to the controversy, the Obama administration and Western powers remained silent as UN member governments chose some of the most barbaric regimes on Earth to police “human rights” around the world.
Urging the President's intervention, Mukherjee to direct the appointment committee to ensure that due process of appointment to NHRC(National Human Rights commission) is followed.NGOs and human rights organisations have petitioned President Pranab Mukherjee against the possible appointment of a BJP leader, Avinash Rai Khanna, as a member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).