China: Serious Allegations of Human Organ Harvesting

British human rights activist and journalist Benedict Rogers explains in The Wall Street Journal that China is accused of forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience: The sto­ries are bru­tal. Dr. En­ver To­hti, a for­mer sur­geon from Xin­jiang, tes­ti­fied in the British, Irish and Eu­ropean par­lia­ments to re­mov­ing or­gans from a pris­oner forcibly in 1995. […]

Crimes Against Humanity: Former Ivory Coast Leader Acquitted

Dionne Searcey and Palko Karasz of The New York Times report that the International Criminal Court in The Hague (ICC) has acquitted the former president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, and one of his aides of crimes against humanity. Amnesty International said the verdict “will be seen as a crushing disappointment to victims of post-election […]

Twitter Users in China Face Detention and Threats in New Beijing Crackdown – The New York Times

Paul Mozur reporting for The New York Times: “If we give up Twitter, we are losing one of our last places to speak,” said Wang Aizhong, a human-rights activist who said the police had told him to delete messages criticizing the Chinese government. Has the West become too dependent on China?