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LIMA, Feb 03 (IPS) – Shelving the case of the forced sterilisation of more than 2,000 women in Peru during the Alberto Fujimori regime was a surprise move by the prosecutor in charge.
David M. Herszenhorn, NY Times, January 17, 2014 The new anti-protest law, hustled through Ukrainian Parliament in a surprise move by supporters of President Viktor F. Yanukovich, drew immediate criticism from opposition leaders in Ukraine and from Western nations.
Here’s the latest of our news bulletins from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. State of the Fukushima Reactors In a surprise move, the Fukushima Prefectural Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Associations has delayed
www.euronews.com Pakistan’s Supreme Court has issued an arrest warrant for the country’s prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf for corruption. The surprise move came as thousands marched in the capital Islamabad calling for reforms to clean up government. Authorities have 24 hours to detain the prime minister and 16 others. Big crowds showed their dissatisfaction with the current administration as they massed around the parliament complex. The anti-corruption protests had been convened by a populist cleric, Tahirul Qadri, who wants the judiciary to ban corrupt politicians from standing in upcoming elections. A spokesman said they would not leave until the current regime, which is backed by the United States, stands down. At one point security forces fired into the air and used tear gas to try to control the crowd. But though Qadri can mobilise large gatherings, he is not universally popular. Some see him as too close to the army, which has a history of military coups and interference in elections. Find us on: Youtube bit.ly Facebook www.facebook.com Twitter twitter.com
Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy has claimed a landslide victory in a series of election contests which hold the key to Burma’s return from international isolation. The Nobel Peace Prize winner, Ms. Suu Kyi, along with other leading NLD figures spent much of the last two decades under arrest, but was freed in 2010 in a surprise move by the regime, followed by a series of political reforms. Suu Kyi won her own election contest with 99 percent of voter support in the poor Kawhmu t…