Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Journalist reporting on corruption killed in Suphanburi province

THAILAND 29 September 2008 Journalist reporting on corruption killed in Suphanburi province SOURCE: Thai Journalists Association (TJA), Bangkok


(TJA/IFEX) - The TJA condemns the barbaric killing of "Matichon" newspaper reporter Jaruek Rangcharoen, 46, in Suphanburi province on 27 September 2008. The organisation also condemns those behind the murder.Jaruek was shot several times in the head while he was buying food at amarket on the way to his home at No. 1491 Moo 5, in the Don Chedi Subdistrict of Don Chedi District. The shooting is believed to be linked tohis reporting on corruption within the local administrative organization. According to Suphanburi Governor Somsak Phurisrisak, Jaruek told him in 2007 that someone was plotting against him. The governor inferred that Jaruek might run into conflicts with local civil servants, businessman or local authorities over his hard hitting reports. The TJA views this killing as yet another incident that demoralises the media community since the gunman acted blatantly, with premeditation and ina manner that would appear unperturbed by the rule of law. The killing was aimed at stifling the media and eventually discouraging it from reporting information such as that reported by Jaruek.The TJA urges the national police chief to immediately instruct the appropriate police units to bring the killers to justice and to avoid leaving the case pending as has happened with other cases in the past, so that this killing will not set a precedent and further undermine media freedom.The TJA also urges the police to report to the public on progress made inthe investigation of this case as soon as possible in order to restore confidence in the security situation.The TJA notes that the police investigation into the killing of AthiwatChaiyanurat, a "Mathichon" reporter in Nakorn Srithammarat province who wasshot dead in early August, has shown no signs of progress, and the gunmenin that killing have not been arrested. Given this situation, the TJA appeals to the police to more seriously investigate the Athiwat case and urges all parties involved to recognize the seriousness of these incidents since the killing of reporters, whose duties are to report facts, is equal to killing the facts that are supposedto benefit the public.For further information on the Athiwat case, see:http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/95913

For further information, contact the Thai Journalists Association, 538/1Samsen Rd., Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand, tel: +662 668 9422, fax: +662668 7505, e-mail: http://us.mc596.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=reporter@inet.co.th, Internet: http://www.tja.or.th/

Friday, September 26, 2008

PEN International Magazine 2009


PEN International Magazine 2009: submissions open for first issue
Coming in Spring 2009: Volume 59, No. 1: Heaven and Earth

DEADLINE: 16 FEBRUARY 2009


PEN International will lead off in 2009 with an issue timed to coincide with Free the Word!, International PEN's annual springtime festival of world literature in London. It will also share International PEN's literary theme for 2009 and for the festival: Heaven and Earth.
Many elements govern the relationship between Heaven and Earth, from the fantastical paradises created in our imaginations to the most material of concerns. Key concepts include, but are not limited to: faith and reason, hope and disillusionment, ideology and reality, the environment and politics, freedom and imprisonment.
Pen International welcomes submissions exploring the idea of Heaven and Earth in poetry, short stories, essays, articles and excerpts from longer works.
DEADLINE: 16 FEBRUARY 2009
PEN International Magazine
'For anyone who believes that words can help us chart a path, PEN International is essential reading' Alberto Manguel
'Reading in the pages of PEN International we celebrate not just our differences but also our common humanity and universal values' Azar Nafisi
PEN International addresses a global audience and features original work by contemporary writers from around the world.
Founded in 1950, the magazine was originally a compendium of reviews of world literature entitled ‘Bulletin of Selected Books'. Over the years, it was expanded to include articles, stories and poems either contributed directly or reprinted from other publications.
The magazine is read by the 145 PEN Centres in 104 countries, as well as readers all over the world.
‘Context: Asia/Pacific' in 2009.

Contributors to PEN International have included Adonis, Margaret Atwood, Karel Capek, Siobhan Dowd, Nawal El-Saadawi, Moris Farhi, Antonia Fraser, Nadine Gordimer, Günter Grass, Han Suyin, Liu Hongbin, Chenjerai Hove, Alberto Manguel, Salim Matar, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Ben Okri, Moniro Ravanipour, Salman Rushdie, Wole Soyinka, Hilary Spurling and many others. Previous editors have included Alexandre Blokh and Per Wästberg.
PEN International is supported by UNESCO, the Sigrid Rausing Trust, Bloomberg and an anonymous donor.

ARTICLE 19 : A Human Rights Organisation

Some organisation are great in their service toward mankind. I hope Indian intellectuals would come close to this organisation.

ARTICLE 19 is a human rights organisation with a specific mandate and focus on the defence and promotion of freedom of expression and freedom of information worldwide.
We believe that all people have the right to freedom of expression and access to information, and that the full enjoyment of this right is the most potent force to achieve individual freedoms, strengthen democracy, and pre-empt repression, conflict, war and genocide. ARTICLE 19’s work is organised into five Regional Programmes – Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East – and a Law Programme. ARTICLE 19 also works on global issues of concern that cut across national boundaries. To make freedom of expression a reality all over the world, we undertake the following: Working in Partnership: ARTICLE 19 works worldwide – in partnership with fifty-two national organisations in more than thirty countries across Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East - to lead institutional, cultural and legal change.Monitoring and Research: ARTICLE 19 monitors threats to freedom of expression in different regions of the world, as well as national and global trends and develops long-term strategies to address them.Advocacy and Campaigning: ARTICLE 19 advocates for the implementation of the highest standards of freedom of expression, nationally and globally. For instance, ARTICLE 19 spearheaded the global campaign on behalf of Salman Rushdie. With its national partners, ARTICLE 19 has run successful access to information campaigns, raised public awareness about freedom of expression, advocated on behalf of specific individuals whose rights have been violated, etc.. Standard-Setting: ARTICLE 19 produces legal standards which strengthen media, public broadcasting, free expression and access to information, and promotes these standards with regional and international inter-governmental organisations. Legal Development: ARTICLE 19 produces legal analyses and critiques of national laws, including media laws. We draft model laws to assist civil society organisations and governments in developing appropriate national standards of protection and we advocate for legal and judicial change.Litigation: ARTICLE 19 undertakes litigation in international and domestic courts on behalf of individuals or groups whose rights have been violated. Our submissions are quoted in court rulings from Austria to Zimbabwe Capacity-Building: ARTICLE 19 provides legal and professional training, and mentoring to national actors, including NGOs, judges and lawyers, journalists, media owners, media lawyers, public officials and parliamentarians. We run training-of-trainer programmes, support the creation of national or regional campaigning networks; and foster cross-sectoral relations and initiatives among NGOs and governments. Lobbying: ARTICLE 19 lobbies national governments, international and regional bodies to bring national laws in line with the best international standards and on behalf of individuals and groups who are persecuted for expressing their views Cutting Edge Research and Policy Development: ARTICLE 19 is a pioneer in applying a free speech analysis to all aspects of our lives. For example, the organisation was one of the first to connect freedom of expression with development; censorship with environmental rights; access to information with the exercise of reproductive rights. Our pioneering work has also included an analysis of the role of broadcast media in the Rwandan genocide and of the media in the former Yugoslavia conflict.
ARTICLE 19, a human rights pioneer, defends and promotes freedom of expression and freedom of information all over the world.

CENSORSHIP KILLS. IT STARVES AND IT REPRESSES. IT DENIES PEOPLE ACCESS TO INFORMATION ESSENTIAL TO THEIR LIFE.ESTABLISHED IN 1987,

ARTICLE 19 FIGHTS for all hostages of censorship, defends dissenting voices that have been muzzled, and campaigns against laws and practices that silence.
We take our name from article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states:
"Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers."ARTICLE 19 monitors, researches, publishes, lobbies, campaigns, sets standards and litigates on behalf of freedom of expression wherever it is threatened.We provide expertise on international human rights standards and for legislation that protects the right to speak and right to know in countries emerging from conflict, war and genocide or repression.We campaign to safeguard media pluralism, independence and diversity of views.We promote the right to know of poorer communities and advocate for the implementation of freedom of information legislation to ensure transparency and strengthen citizens' participation.We champion freedom of expression, including freedom of information, as a fundamental human right that is also central to the protection of other rights. Freedom of expression allows people to demand the right to health, to a clean environment, to memory and to justice. It makes electoral democracy meaningful and builds public trust in administration. It strengthens mechanisms to hold governments accountable for their promises, obligations and actions. It provides external checks on state accountability, and thus prevents corruption which thrives on secrecy and closed environments.At present, we work with more than 80 implementing partners across the globe that are active in areas such as human rights, freedom of information, democratisation, the media, women, health and environment.ARTICLE 19 is a registered UK charity (No.32741) with headquarters in London, and field offices in Senegal, Kenya, Bangladesh, Mexico, and Brazil. Its international board consits of eminent human rights campaigners, journalists and lawyers from all regions of the world. We are supported by contributions from individuals, foundations and governments worldwide who share a commitment to freedom of expression.
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Thursday, September 25, 2008

This week around the Globe

Burma. Released on Tuesday U Win Tin, the longest-serving political prisoner The frail 79-year-old journalist and founding member of the opposition National League of Democracy (NLD) spent 19 years in prison. He was among 9,000 prisoners reportedly ordered released ahead of elections promised in 2010. Five other political prisoners were also freed, says exile-run magazine "The Irrawaddy", including another well-known writer, U Aung Soe Myint, and four members of the NLD. "Journalists across Southeast Asia - indeed, across Asia, around the world - will be cheering U Win Tin's release. If there has to be just one man to symbolise the struggle for press freedom in Southeast Asia in the past two decades, that man would have to be U Win Tin," says the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA).U Win Tin was first arrested on 4 July 1989, sentenced to a total of 20 years in jail on various charges, including anti-government propaganda. He was the editor of the daily newspaper "Hanthawathi" and vice-president of the Burma Writers Association, as well as NLD leader Suu Kyi's political mentor.Shortly after his release from the notorious Insein prison on 23 September, U Win Tin told journalists from a friend's home, "I am going to continue practising politics because I am a political man," he said. "I am going to continue supporting Aung San Suu Kyi and the NLD. "I am about to be 80. But I will keep fighting until the emergence of democracy in this country," he said. IFEX , Mizzima News, SEAPA, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the World Association of Newspapers (WAN), had for years been waging a campaign for U Win Tin's release. He was mistreated on various occasions during his near-two decades in prison, such as in 1996, after the authorities discovered he had provided the United Nations with information about prison conditions, says RSF. Despite widespread reports of his failing health, promises of his release in 2004 and 2005 were not fulfilled, and the International Committee of the Red Cross had been barred from visiting him since 2006. For his commitment towards the struggle for press freedom, U Win Tin received several press freedom awards, including the Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize awarded by UNESCO, WAN's Golden Pen of Freedom and the RSF award for press freedom. Burma, ruled by a military dictatorship that refused to recognise the NLD's landslide victory in 1990, continues to be one of the world's worst free expression violators. The country has no independent press. More than 2,000 people are still in jail in Burma for their political beliefs, at least eight of them Burmese journalists and writers, says SEAPA. "The world must continue to push for their unconditional release as well," SEAPA says. U Win Tin's release comes nearly a year after the military junta's brutal crackdown during the "Saffron Revolution", the pro-democracy demonstrations led by Burma's monks. Hundreds were killed, thousands were imprisoned, monasteries were raided, and countless demonstrators are still missing. According to "The Irrawaddy", security has been tightened over the past few weeks, especially in the areas that were home to last year's demonstrations, and monks have complained about being interrogated. Protests are planned worldwide to mark the one-year anniversary of the Saffron Revolution on 27 September. The U.S. Campaign for Burma is calling for people to organise events for Burma - film screenings, educational presentations, "wear red" day - on the day. Meanwhile, eight Nobel Peace Prize laureates, including Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama, released a joint-statement on 23 September urging the people of Burma to "maintain nonviolence, determination and vigilance - despite the odds," reports "The Irrawaddy". Visit these links:- Mizzima News: http://tinyurl.com/3zegwm- SEAPA: http://tinyurl.com/4vkpyo- CPJ: http://tinyurl.com/5xh2zv- IFJ: http://tinyurl.com/42ehzz- RSF: http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=28672- WAN: http://www.wan-press.org/article17878.html- UNESCO: http://tinyurl.com/48oe2l- "The Irrawaddy": http://www.irrawaddy.org
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AFGHANISTAN: U.S. FORCES FREE AFGHAN REPORTER HELD FOR 11 MONTHS An Afghan reporter Jawed Ahmad, a 22-year-old reporter who was on assignment for Canadian TV station CTV at the time of his arrest, was freed on 22 September, after spending 11 months in military jails at Bagram in Kandahar. According to news reports, the U.S. military released him because he was no longer considered a threat. Ahmad was never charged with a crime. The U.S. military reportedly accused him of having contacts with local Taliban leaders and designated him an "unlawful enemy combatant", but did not provide information about the allegations or evidence against him. "Jawed Ahmad was held for a year without charge because he was doing his job as a journalist, which is to gather information from all sides to provide balanced and fair coverage," says IFJ. "He should never have been detained, and his long-overdue release proves it." Ahmad, also known as Jo Jo, told AFP his U.S. captors had tortured him by depriving him of sleep, beating him and putting him in a cell with "mentally sick" prisoners who had attacked him and broken two of his ribs. "I want justice. I'll knock on the doors of (U.S.) Congress, I'll go to Bush, I'll go to Obama, to everywhere and everyone until I get justice. "I was tortured and jailed for 11 months and 20 days for doing nothing," he said in Kabul. His allegations could not be independently verified and the U.S. military headquarters at Bagram rejected the charge. "We don't have any evidence of his mistreatment while in detention here," a military spokesperson told reporters. Ahmad's release comes after his legal team in the U.S. filed a lawsuit against U.S. President George Bush and the U.S. military to establish a lawful basis for Ahmad's detention or to release him immediately, says IFJ. CPJ calls again on the U.S. military to end its practice of holding journalists without charge. At least one other journalist remains in U.S. military custody without charge, says CPJ. Freelance photographer Ibrahim Jassam, who was working for Reuters in Iraq, was detained on 2 September by U.S. and Iraqi forces.

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA MOROCCO: BLOGGER WHO CRITICISED KING FREED On 18 September, a Moroccan appeals court overturned a two-year jail sentence given to a local blogger for criticising the King and the royal family, report the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF). On 8 September, Mohammed Erraji was jailed and fined 5,000 dirhams (US$620)for failing to respect the King. The trial reportedly lasted 10 minutes. He was later released on bail pending the appeals court ruling. Erraji had accused Morocco's monarchy of encouraging a culture of dependency in an article for online newspaper Hespress.com. He argued that the King's custom of granting favours, such as taxi licences to a lucky few, encouraged people to rely on handouts. Read an English translation of the article on the Global Voices Online website: http://tinyurl.com/5lo2ol
The presiding judge at the appeals court cited flaws in prosecuting the case of the 29-year-old blogger, including the failure to summon him to attend trial 15 days before he actually appeared in court and his unlawful detention ahead of the trial. "I am very happy with today's court ruling, which came after a summary and unfair ruling," Erraji told CPJ on the day of his release. "But at the same time, my happiness is mixed with feelings of sadness, because it never occurred to me that one day I would be arbitrarily accused of showing disrespect toward the King, which is a grave accusation." A source close to Erraji said, "I cannot overstate the importance of the support by organisations like IFEX and International PEN. I would like to thank them for unconditionally standing by their principles, and would like to state that their moral authority is an inspiration to all of us."

ZAMBIAN ACADEMIC WINS MISA'S 2008 PRESS FREEDOM AWARD
A journalism professor from Zambia who has campaigned extensively on the digital divide and other media freedom issues is this year's winner of the Media Institute of Southern Africa's (MISA) Press Freedom Award. Facskon Banda, a Zambian professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University, South Africa, is considered "one of the most outstanding academics of his time," says MISA. He has published on a range of media-related subjects in Southern Africa, such as new media, media sustainability, press coverage of electoral campaigns, and community radio broadcasting. Banda has worked at the Panos Institute, the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation and the University of Zambia. Most recently, with the BBC World Service Trust and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, he has helped to create a comprehensive African media development framework that includes a strong media freedom and independence component.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS SAFETY INSTITUTE,
HTTP://WWW.NEWSSAFETY.ORG Are you a journalist working in a conflict zone and have sage words for your colleagues? Now you can post them online on the newly launched site of the International News Safety Institute (INSI): http://www.newssafety.org INSI, the five-year old safety network for media professionals, bills its site as a resource "for all journalists and other news professionals everywhere, staff or freelance, international or local, who may face danger in any circumstances at any time." The new site makes it easier to access INSI's safety resources whether you live in a hostile environment or if work takes you there. With one click, find out if your assignment is based in a trouble zone. For those reporting on conflict, crime and corruption, natural disasters and disease - INSI's got you covered, with constantly updated news and features related to risk awareness, safety, health and training. Plus, any information you share will be posted immediately for the benefitof all. Like INSI says, "It may help save a life." Questions? Contact Rodney Pinder, director, at: rodney.pinder@newssafety.org or deputy director and project manager Sarah de Jong, at: sarah.dejong@newssafety.org --------------------------------------------------------
source: the International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX). IFEX is managed by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression ( http://www.cjfe.org ) on behalf of the network's 81 member organisations.Contact IFEX Online Editor Natasha Grzincic at: communique@ifex.org Mailing Address: 555 Richmond Street West, #1101, PO Box 407, Toronto,Ontario M5V 3B1 Canada, Tel: +1 416 515 9622; Fax: +1 416 515 7879;Website: http://www.ifex.org

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Journalist remains in detention despite a judicial order

PALESTINE 18 September 2008

Journalist remains in detention despite a judicial order for his release

SOURCE: Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Cairo (ANHRI/IFEX) - Journalist Mustafa Sabry remains in custody despite a Supreme Court order for his release handed down on 10 September 2008. Sabry, a freelance journalist, was detained by Palestinian intelligence forces on 31 July in the West Bank city of Qalqilya.Neither Sabry nor his lawyers were informed of the accusations against him or the reasons for his detention. In a blatant disregard of the legal system, the Palestinian intelligence forces have refused to heed the recent decision by the Supreme Court in favor of Sabry's release. In the absence of cooperation from the intelligence forces, the intervention of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is Sabry's only hope for release.According to ANHRI, this is not the first time that Sabry has been arrestedby the Palestinian intelligence forces. He has also been subjected to abuseby intelligence officers while in detention.ANHRI condemns the illegal detention of journalists by Palestinian intelligence forces and calls upon President Abbas to uphold the Supreme Court's ruling for the immediate release of Sabry. For further information contact Gamal Eid, Executive Director, ANHRI,Apartment 10, No. 5, Street 105, from Midan al Hurriya, Al Maadi, Cairo,Egypt, tel/fax: +202 2 524 9544, e-mail: info@anhri.net,gamal4eid@yahoo.com, Internet: http://www.anhri.net/en/

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Radio station editor and owner threatened

AFGHANISTAN 18 September 2008
Radio station editor and owner reportedly threatened by provincial governor
SOURCE: International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Brussels
(IFJ/IFEX) - Governor's Threat Fuels Fears for Safety at Afghan Radio Station The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is deeply disturbed over a report that the chief editor of a radio station in the northern Afghan province of Faryab has been threatened with possible closure of her station by the provincial governor. Rona Shirzai, the owner and chief editor of Radio Quyash, based in the provincial capital of Maymana, said she was threatened by Faryab's governor, Abdul Haq Shafaq, and warned to obey his orders if she did not want the station closed and possibly risk her life, according to the Afghan Independent Journalists' Association (AIJA), an IFJ affiliate.Shafaq reportedly demanded that Shirzai reinstate two employees who were dismissed for professional misconduct and the promotion of political agendas inconsistent with independent and ethical journalism. The governor reportedly claimed a right to check that all programs were consistent with his political requirements. Shirzai told the AIJA that he advised her to contact the police to ensure her safety and security. The AIJA reports that Shafaq has assigned a team comprising two members of the provincial council, a representative from his office and another provincial administrative official to monitor programs broadcast on Radio Quyash and report anything that may be contrary to his diktat. "The IFJ reminds the provincial authorities in Faryab and Afghanistan's national authorities that the threats against Rona Shirzai and Radio Quyash are thoroughly at variance with the free speech guarantees of Afghanistan's Constitution," IFJ Asia-Pacific said. "If, as Shirzai claims, her problems are at least partly related to the fact that she belongs to an ethnic minority of Faryab province, then the governor's action points to a direct threat to the process of ethnic reconciliation that holds the key to peace in Afghanistan in the long term." Radio Quyash is an independent broadcaster run by women which airs programs that deal with issues of poverty, illiteracy and human rights, as well as issues of specific interest to women such as forced marriages. For further information, contact the IFJ, International Press Centre,Residence Palace, Block C, 155 Rue de la Loi, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium,tel: +322 235 2200 / 2207, fax: +322 235 2219, e-mail:rachel.cohen@ifj.org, Internet: http://www.ifj.org/

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TV station raided, manager detained after broadcast of controversial news

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO 18 September 2008
TV station raided, manager detained after broadcast of controversial news conference
SOURCE: Journaliste en danger (JED), Kinshasa
(JED/IFEX) - JED reiterates its urgent call for the release of Daudet Lukombo, Global TV's station manager, who was detained in secret for 48 hours in a cell at the police special services branch known as Kin-Mazière, before being transferred on 13 September 2008 at around 1:00 p.m. (local time) to a cell at the public prosecutor's office in Kinshasa/Gombe.On 15 September, Lukombo was questioned at length by a magistrate who accused him of "inciting rebellion" for having allowed the broadcast of the 10 September press conference by Member of Parliament (MP) Né Muanda Nsémi, the spiritual leader of the political-religious sect Bundu Dia Kongo (BDK). For the examining magistrate, "the broadcast of this press conference violated the code of professional ethics of Congolese journalists because it contained hateful remarks and insults directed against the head ofstate, Joseph Kabila." JED denounces the ridiculous nature of such an accusation, which was made against a technician who is in no way linked to the remarks of a known politician, who, for his part, has never faced any consequences over the incident.BACKGROUND:Daudet Lukombo was abducted on 12 September at around 1:00 am when a group of armed men in civilian clothes and others in police uniforms burst into the premises of Global TV in Binza Pigeon.All of the station's broadcasting equipment, notably cameras, microphones, mixing tables, cables and tapes were taken away during the raid. Since then, the TV station's broadcast signal has also been interrupted. This attack followed the 11 September broadcast on the station of a press conference held the previous day by Né Muanda Nsémim, MP and spiritual leader of the political-religious sect Bunda Dia Kongo (BDK). In his remarks, the BDK spiritual leader, who sits on the opposition benches in the National Assembly, reportedly accused members of the government in Kinshasa of being responsible for the situation in eastern part of the country, where the DR Congo's armed forces have clashed with Laurent Nkunda's rebel troops in North Kivu province.For further information, contact D. M'Baya Tshimanga, President, JED, B.P.633 Kinshasa 1, Democratic Republic of Congo, tel: +243 819 929 323, +243999 996 353, +243 819 898 076, fax: +44 207 504 3544, e-mail:direction@jed-afrique.org, Internet: http://www.jed-afrique.org
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Three Depressed terrorists

Three Depressed terrorists
Terrorism is inhuman act, an evil concept
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