As Assange awaits asylum answer, US demands separate extradition from Sweden

ShareThis As Assange awaits asylum answer, US demands separate extradition from Sweden 29 Jun 2012 While the  future of Julian Assange remains unknown to just about everyone – including Swedish prosecutors demanding his extradition, American investigators asking questions about his role with WikiLeaks, his family in Australia and the government of Ecuador where he is […]

Julian Assange seeking asylum in Ecuadorian embassy in London

ShareThis Julian Assange seeking asylum in Ecuadorian embassy in London –WikiLeaks founder walked into embassy and asked for asylum under United Nations human rights declaration 19 Jun 2012 The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has sought political asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, sparking a new crisis in the tortured history of his extradition to […]

Sent to the asylum: Victorian women locked up because they were suffering from stress, post natal depression and anxiety

These days, work stress, postnatal depression and anxiety are addressed with compassion. But just a few generations ago, the women who suffered from these conditions, were confined to an asylum. The compelling portraits shown here, taken by Victorian photographer Henry Hering in the mid-19th century, have a haunting quality. But apart from the women’s pensive […]

US Muslim Claims Detention and Torture by FBI

RT April 18, 2012 A Muslim American claims he was detained in the UAE last year and tortured by FBI agents. He says he was beaten, threatened with death and kept in solitary confinement for over three months before they let him go. Naturalized US citizen Yonas Fikre, who is currently seeking asylum in Sweden, […]