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    • Religion and human rights: Awkward, but necessary, bedfellows | The Economist
      Jack Snyder, a Columbia University professor, puts it in a nutshell: "The international human rights movement has for the most part failed to penetrate the consciousness of societies where the worst abuses occur. It remains a largely elite project of activists and lawyers using global rather than vernacular language." Secular human-rights advocates cannot easily speak to or on behalf people in traditional societies; religious leaders find it much easier.
    • American Is Moved to North Korea Hospital
      Kenneth Bae, 45, a tour operator who was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor, has left the camp where he was being held. His health has declined, his sister said.

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