China government spokesperson suggests on Twitter that Corana virus may be have originated in the United States
posted on Friday, March 13, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian implied that the United States Army might have brought the novel coronavirus to China. His comment has escalated into a online conspiracy theory being circulated widely on Chinese social media, and even being repeated by Chinese diplomat
It is unsurprising to see this kind of misinformation circulating on social media. But newly-appointed Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian—who is no stranger to controversy—took the conspiracy theory to a new level with his March 13
New call for the release of Kurdish the poetry İlhan Sami Çomak jailed in Turkey for 26 year old
Turkey counts so many political prisoners (there are currently up to 70,000 students in jail) that it can be easy to get human rights fatigue when reporting on the country. Yet recently, a new campaign has been gaining ground to draw attention to one of the country’s longest-serving political prisoners, the Kurdish poet İlhan Sami Çomak.
message from the prison Poetry
Global Voices also spoke to İpek Özel, who regularly visits Çomak in prison. She said that Çomak wants the outside world to know that he is innocent of the crime he was convicted for. She said that he has not been given the chance of a fair trial, even after the European Court of Human Rights ruled his conviction unlawful
I am seeking my lost happiness and contentment. I was a lovely child. I really miss and love the little child that I was. That is why I write poetry. For him