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China, where lawyers are martyred…

China, where lawyers are martyred:  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/04/chinese-lawyer-who-exposed-baby-milk-scandal-jailed-for-subversion http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/pu-zhiqiang-human-rights-lawyer-china-1.3365674 http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2016/02/26/ontario-lawyers-urge-ottawa-to-raise-issue-of-jailed-chinese-colleagues-with-beijing/ Turkey, where a failed coup is being used to settle scores and silence dissent once and for all:   https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/aug/03/free-speech-groups-condemn-turkeys-closure-of-29-publishers-after-failed-coup and Russia, where the hand of the government is never quite seen in … Continue reading

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Working abroad in United Arab Emirates, Qatar or Saudi Arabia: it’s a crap shoot

May 07, 2020:  The government of Qatar does not care about any migrant workers who have a problem:   https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/may/07/qatars-migrant-workers-beg-for-food-as-covid-19-infections-rise  not even if the problem is not of the migrant’s making. So, if you’re thinking of working there in the future, … Continue reading

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