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Qatar’s Vagina Stadium Distracts from Heinous Human Rights Abuses

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 3, 2013

By Cristina Maza
After the small, gas-rich country of Qatar won the bid to host the 2022 World Cup, the nation’s leaders set out to build a 40,000-capacity stadium that would leave international spectators in awe. While the stadium itself has yet to be constructed, the building’s design alone has already succeeded in capturing the attention of international onlookers. While some sports fans may be impressed and inspired by the future stadium’s cooled pitch and real grass, most agree that the building’s most noteworthy characteristic is that it resembles a massive vagina.

Vagina

Since the design’s release, media pundits and web-based wonks have penned a plethora of clever commentary detailing the suggestiveness of the future stadium’s gaping hole, and the sleek luminosity of its labia-like attachments. However, amid the foray of opinions regarding whether a vagina-shaped sports arena should be celebrated or ridiculed, commentators have forgotten the most significant fact about the building’s construction: Qatar’s migrant workers, who will build the now-infamous stadium, are treated like animals and forced to work gruelling hours in dangerous conditions.

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Facebook: Thai Government Warns Against Pressing ‘Like’ On Social Network

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 25, 2011

Thai authorities have warned the country’s Facebook users that “liking” certain groups, specifically ones that expound anti-monarchy sentiments, is a prosecutable offence.

On Wednesday, 61-year-old Amphon Tangnoppaku was given a 20-year sentence for sending a text message that the court deemed offensive to the Thai Queen.

Tangnoppaku was sentenced under Thailand’s lèse-majesté laws, strict legislation that makes it a criminal act to insult the ruling family.

Now the country’s information technology minister, Anudith Nakornthap, has told citizens that anyone who uses Facebook to break the lèse-majesté laws should delete their comments or face prosecution. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bahrain’s King Declares Martial Law

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 17, 2011


He did the same as every other ruler does.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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