” A 9-month old was arrested in Pakistan for allegedly tossing rocks and has since been accused of attempted murder by “stoning.” The dubious apprehending of this mite-sized “criminal” underscores serious flaws in a specious legal system in Pakistan that seems bereft of any ability to protect basic human rights.
Says Fox News on April 4: Muhammad Mosa Khan, a 9-month-old Pakistani boy, “sat on his father’s lap, sucking on a bottle during a court appearance where he and at least 30 others were charged with attempted murder.”
Human rights abuses coupled with an anemic legal system have led to the mistreatment and deaths of thousands of Pakistanis.
The Human Rights Watch (HRW), in their 2013 World Report, labeled Pakistan as having a “turbulent” year, highlighted via “attacks on civilians by militant groups, growing electricity shortages, rising food and fuel prices, and continuing political dominance of the military, which operates with almost complete impunity.”
Dozens have been arrested and tortured under the country’s ill-defined blasphemy law, reports the HRW, including the 2012 arrest of mentally disabled girl, suffering from Down Syndrome, who allegedly burned the Quran.”
Story continues here . Remind us again why Islamic culture should be considered equal to western culture when it propagates idiotic laws such as this .
” Bureaucrats from around the world will gather behind closed doors in Dubai next week to plot an end to the Internet as we know it — or so Washington would have you believe.
Hill lawmakers warn that the 120-plus U.S. delegation needs to fend off efforts by China, Russia and developing nations to use a United Nations branch organization to censor or tax the Net. Google is orchestrating an online petition drive, and even Grover Norquist is involved. “
Does Anyone Believe That Freedom Will Be Advanced By The Likes Of Russia , China Or The Muslim World ?
Of Course We Here At Youviewed Never Believed That Obama Could Persuade A Majority Of The Voters That He Was Best For Our Country Either .
” In a consensus-driven process, member states of the International Telecommunications Union, a branch of the U.N., will negotiate a new treaty on international telecommunication regulations. It’s only one vote per country, and, by definition, that will weed out extreme proposals, experts say.
At the end of the day, the U.S. doesn’t have to sign the treaty — it’s all voluntary.
So why all the hysteria about the Dubai confab?
“The concern over WCIT was never that it would be the killing blow but rather the latest, and by no means the last, effort by repressive governments to kill the Internet any way they can,” said Larry Downes, a tech consultant and one of the preeminent rabble-rousers of doom surrounding the treaty negotiations. “