It was with a sigh of relief that the tragic episode of ivorian elections came to an end with Gbagbos arrest...good riddance! There was a civil war during the post election period, both sides committed atrocities, will the whole world now ignore the fact that both Gbagbo and Ouattara employed the use of militia and gross violation of human rights was the order of the day..both sides committed crimes! So Ouattara too should be held to account for his military's actions
If you want to see what Israel and the USA are guilty of, just check out Obama's AIPAC speech and see what he accuses Palestine of. The hypocrisy and pandering were breathtaking. Israel demands the recognition of its Right To Exist™, but they want to deny Palestine's right to exist, except as an open-air prison. Israel demands the right to defend itself , while Palestine must sit still and be brutalized, and any self-defense is "terrorism". Of course, the US is ready to defend Israel's horrid record at the UN and elsewhere because... well, we're all they've got.
In Pakistan, Islamist extremist have used the country's blasphemy law to harass and silence minority groups. From 1986 to 2009, 479 Muslims, 340 Ahmadis, 119 Christians, 14 Hindus, and 10 others have been charged with blasphemy. Many of them were killed by Islamist vigilante groups.
Ai Weiwei is the most famous artist in China and has always pushed the envelope, both with his internationally-acclaimed art and with his outspoken criticism of the Chinese government. Now, the Chinese government is holding him on flimsy charges of "economic crimes" -- an allegation often used to silence dissenters.
Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child with his housekeeper 14 years ago and kept the secret hidden from his family and the public. It's amazing this didn't come out while he was running for Governor of California or while he held office.