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October 23, 2017

IN BRIEF

Giulio Regeni, an Italian doctoral student at Cambridge who was studying abroad in Egypt, disappeared on his way to a party in Cairo. He was found dead by the roadside over a week later.

CASE HISTORY

     

Regeni, 28, was last seen heading to a birthday...

October 23, 2017

IN BRIEF

Naqib Khpulwak, an assistant law professor at the American University in Kabul, Afghanistan, was among the 16 students and faculty killed in a terrorist attack on the campus in August 24, 2016.

CASE HISTORY

     

Khpulwak taught courses on property right...

October 23, 2017

IN BRIEF

Nazimuddin Samad, a 28-year-old secular activist and law student at Jagannath University, was killed in Dhaka, Bangladeshi capital, on April 7, 2016. According to the BBC, Samad was attacked at a traffic jam by three men armed with machetes before being shot....

October 23, 2017

IN BRIEF

Rezaul Karim Siddique, a 58-year-old professor of English at Rajshahi University in Northwestern Bangladesh, died on April 23, 2016 when he was attacked by a group armed with machetes while waiting for a bus that would take him to the university. ISIS claimed r...

October 23, 2017

IN BRIEF

Syed Hamid Hussein, a 34-year-old chemistry professor at Bacha Khan University in northwest Pakistan, died on January 20, 2016 when militants stormed the campus, killing 22 people and injuring 51.

CASE HISTORY

     

Hamid has been hailed as a hero by his...

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IN REMEMBRANCE

Liu Xiaobo – the Quiet, Determined Teller of China’s Inconvenient Truths

 

China’s most famous dissident, Liu Xiaobo, has died in custody at age 61. The cause was liver cancer. His death, confirmed on July 13 by Chinese justice authorities  in the northeastern city of Shenyang, comes more than two weeks after prison authorities announced he was being moved to a hospital for treatment, news that was followed by pleas from around the world to allow him to travel abroad for care.

Dissident, Liu Xiaobo, won Nobel the Peace Prize in 2010 for ‘long and non-violent struggle’ for human rights. Illustration: Henry Wong