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Libya: UN warns of blurring aid and military operations


The UN’s aid chief has warned against blurring the lines between military operations and relief work in Libya.

Valerie Amos said there was no need yet to accept an EU offer of military escorts to protect aid deliveries.

Meanwhile, Oscar-nominated Tim Hetherington was one of two Western photojournalists killed in a mortar attack in the besieged city of Misrata. Continue reading

China arrests dissident in crackdown, human rights group says

China has arrested a pro-democracy activist, the latest detention in the government’s effort to prevent the Arab world’s “Jasmine Revolution” from spreading into China, a human rights group said Wednesday. (cnn.com)

Zhu Yufu, a longtime activist and a founder of the China Democracy Party, is accused of “inciting subversion of state power,” the group Chinese Human Rights Defenders said.

Zhu is at least the fourth activist reported to be arrested and accused of that crime in recent weeks. Continue reading