Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Materie Prime, Ong - Ngo, Stati Uniti

Nevada. Un giudice democratico autorizza una miniera di litio. Ira dei green.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-08-01.

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«Miranda Du is the chief judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. She was nominated to the court by President Barack Obama (D). Prior to becoming a judge, Du was a partner at the firm McDonald Carano Wilson LLP, in Reno, Nevada. Du became chief judge of the court on September 2, 2019.»

«A US federal judge has ruled that Lithium America Corp (LAC.TO) can carry out excavation work at its Thacker Pass lithium mine site in Nevada, rejecting a request from environmentalists that said excavations can cause damage to sage grouse and others the wildlife»

«The ruling marked a rare victory for a US critical mineral project»

«Chief Justice Miranda Du of the federal court in Reno, Nevada, said late Friday that excavations — necessary to determine whether the land holds historical imports for Native Americans — could go ahead while she was under the administration of former President Donald Trump»

«Do said, environmental groups could not prove what specific damage the excavation would cause, only hypothetical estimates»

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I tempi stanno mutando ad incredibile velocità.

Gli Stati Uniti sono grandi importatori di litio, i cui prezzi sono aumentati sul mercato internazionale.

Materie Prime. Ancora aumenti dei prezzi. Litio +91.40%, per esempio. Inflazione.

Cina. Sta investendo massicciamente in Bolivia e Columbia. La guerra del Litio.

Alla fine, la ragionevolezza sembrerebbe prevalere.

Sembrerebbe essersi avviato al termine l’usbergo che le ngo esercitavano, forti dell’appoggio politico dei liberal democratici.

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U.S. judge rules Lithium Americas may excavate Nevada mine site

A US federal judge has ruled that Lithium America Corp (LAC.TO) can carry out excavation work at its Thacker Pass lithium mine site in Nevada, rejecting a request from environmentalists that said excavations can cause damage to sage grouse and others the wildlife.

The ruling marked a rare victory for a US critical mineral project as environmental groups increasingly pressure courts and regulators to block mining projects even though they produce metal keys to building electric vehicles .

Chief Justice Miranda Du of the federal court in Reno, Nevada, said late Friday that excavations — necessary to determine whether the land holds historical imports for Native Americans — could go ahead while she was under the administration of former President Donald Trump. sets out the broader question. When it approved the project in January. Du said she would try to publish her decision by early 2022.

Vancouver, Canada-based Lithium America had agreed not to excavate before July 29, while Doo held discussions. It was not immediately clear whether the company now intends to begin digging on that date. Company representatives could not be reached for comment.

A project of about 18,000 acres in size would affect less than a quarter of an acre, a factor Dou said influenced his decision.

Additionally, Do said, environmental groups could not prove what specific damage the excavation would cause, only hypothetical estimates. “Environmentalists failed to meet their burden to show that they would cause irreparable harm,” Du said.

“We are disappointed by the court’s decision that allowed the company to excavate and remove cultural and historical artifacts,” said Kelly Fuller of the Western Watershed Project, one of the environmental groups that sued to block the project. Is.”

Fuller said the group looks forward to hearings with Doo in the future to argue that the entire project should be cancelled.

Pubblicato in: Cina, Ideologia liberal, Ong - Ngo, Vizi e Depravazioni

Cina. Criticata ferocemente perché usa sui social le tecniche imparate da Facebook e Google.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-07-16.

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«The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday it was concerned about reports that China had restricted use of social media accounts of LGBTQI Plus student groups and non-governmental organizations.» [Reuters]

Siamo al paradosso: il Dipartimento di Stato ha quasi come unica preoccupazione sulla Cina questo particolare problema.

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Il problema sarebbe semplice nella sua complessità.

Cina ed enclave liberal occidentale hanno Weltanschauung opposte e conflittuali, che non si tollerano a vicenda.

La grande differenza però consiste nel fatto che mentre i cinesi si fanno i fatti propri, i liberal occidentali vorrebbero poter imporre la loro visione di vita a tutti coloro che non la condividono, fatto questo molto mal recepito in Cina.

Poi, quando i social occidentali bloccano utenti ed impediscono la pubblicazioni di post contrari all’ideologia liberal, alla questa sarebbe cosa corretta, giusta e meritoria.

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Cina. Si ribella alla femminilizzazione dei suoi maschi. Li vuole virili.

«A notice from China’s education ministry has caused a stir after it suggested young Chinese men had become too “feminine”»

«For a while China’s government has signalled concern that the country’s most popular male role models are no longer strong, athletic figures like “army heroes”»

«So last week, the education ministry issued a notice with a title that left no doubt about its ultimate goal»

«The Proposal to Prevent the Feminisation of Male Adolescents called on schools to fully reform their offerings on physical education and strengthen their recruitment of teachers»

«”cultivating students’ masculinity”»

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Hollywood. Sta perdendo il grande mercato cinese. Troppo liberal.

«The share of foreign films, including those from Hollywood, slipped to 16% of Chinese ticket receipts in 2020 from 36% the year before»

«Meanwhile, several of Hollywood’s highly anticipated, big-budget films either flopped in China or faced public-relations issues»

«Walt Disney Co.’s fantasy-action drama “Mulan” stirred up controversy for its portrayal of Chinese culture and was also criticized for filming in the Xinjiang region, where the government is accused of oppressing Muslim-minority Uighurs»

«Chinese consumer sentiment toward anything American is at an all-time, modern day low»

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«While homosexuality, which was classified as a mental disorder until 2001, is legal in China, same sex marriage is not recognised»

«This year, a court upheld a university’s description of homosexuality as a “psychological disorder”, ruling that it was not a factual error»

«China’s Wechat deletes university LGBT accounts»

«Chinese tech giant Tencent’s WeChat social media platform has deleted dozens of LGBT accounts run by university students, saying some had broken rules on information on the internet, sparking fear of a crackdown on gay content online»

«Members of several LGBT groups told Reuters that access to their accounts was blocked late on Tuesday and they later discovered that all of their content had been deleted»

«They censored us without any warning. All of us have been wiped out»

«Attempts by Reuters to access some accounts were met with a notice from WeChat saying the groups “had violated regulations on the management of accounts offering public information service on the Chinese internet”»

«Other accounts did not show up in search results.»

«The Weibo social media platform, owned by Weibo Corp, has at times removed lesbian content and the online community board platform Zhihu has censored topics on gender and identity»


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China’s Wechat deletes university LGBT accounts

Chinese tech giant Tencent’s WeChat social media platform has deleted dozens of LGBT accounts run by university students, saying some had broken rules on information on the internet, sparking fear of a crackdown on gay content online.

Members of several LGBT groups told Reuters that access to their accounts was blocked late on Tuesday and they later discovered that all of their content had been deleted.

“Many of us suffered at the same time,” said the account manager of one group who declined to be identified due to the sensitivity of the issue.

“They censored us without any warning. All of us have been wiped out.”

Attempts by Reuters to access some accounts were met with a notice from WeChat saying the groups “had violated regulations on the management of accounts offering public information service on the Chinese internet”.

Other accounts did not show up in search results.

WeChat did not immediately respond to emailed questions.

While homosexuality, which was classified as a mental disorder until 2001, is legal in China, same sex marriage is not recognised. Social stigma and pressure still deter people from coming out.

This year, a court upheld a university’s description of homosexuality as a “psychological disorder”, ruling that it was not a factual error.

The LGBT community has repeatedly found itself falling foul of censors and the Cyberspace Administration of China recently pledged to clean up the internet to protect minors and crack down on social media groups deemed a “bad influence”.

The Weibo social media platform, owned by Weibo Corp, has at times removed lesbian content and the online community board platform Zhihu has censored topics on gender and identity.

Last year, China’s only pride festival was cancelled indefinitely after organisers cited concerns over staff safety.

“Authorities have been tightening the space available for LGBT advocacy and civil society generally. This is another turning of the screw,” said Darius Longarino, a senior fellow at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai’s China Center, who focuses on LGBT rights and gender equality.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Diplomazia, Ong - Ngo, Unione Europea

Ungheria. Tutti i liberal europei vorrebbero cacciarla via, ma non sanno come fare.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-06-28.

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Il problema ungherese è simile giuridicamente a quello tedesco.

Unione Europea vs Germania. Conflitto tra le due supreme corti. Verso la implosione.

«→→ The courts are at loggerheads about the question as to who has the last say in matters relating to European law, Karlsruhe or Luxembourg? ←←»

«→→ The most likely reason is that the lawyers concerned are entering the court room with different sets of presuppositions ←←»

«This approach is based on the principles that states are sovereign, that they treat each other on equal footing and that they refrain from interfering in each other’s internal affairs»

«Violation of the principle of non-interference may constitute a reason for war»

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Ungheria. Donato il terreno per la erigenda Università cinese in suolo magiaro. Povero Soros.

Hungary’s parliament passes anti-LGBT law ahead of 2022 election

Ungheria. Orban abbandona sia il PE sia il gruppo PPE.

Ungheria. Viktor Orban. Non rinnovata la licenza alla Klubradio broadcasting.

Eurocrati pronti a spaccare l’Unione sul rule-of-law. Piano B. Europa senza Polonia ed Ungheria.

Budget e Recovery Fund. Slovenia si schiera con Polonia ed Ungheria.

Ungheria. Orban mette in costituzione che il matrimonio è tra un uomo ed una donna.

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I liberal socialisti europei odiano a morte Ungheria e Mr Viktor Orban, che hai loro occhi si sarebbe reso autore di orribili oltraggi. Rivendica la sovranità nazionale; ha scacciato dall’Ungheria Soros e le sue ngo, ivi compresa la sua università; a scritto nella costituzione che il matrimonio è tra un maschio ed una femmina; vieta la propaganda lgbt nelle scuole e nella società civile; più una altra lunga serie di posizioni antitetiche all’ideologia liberal.

Non potendolo uccidere, vorrebbero almeno scacciarlo dall’Unione Europea. Ma una cosa è il desiderio ed una del tutto diversa è la concreta possibilità operazionale.

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Can the EU expel Hungary?

Even in the event that Rutte’s fellow EU leaders agreed, Hungary’s place within the bloc is not in peril. There is no legal mechanism in the EU’s treaties to expel a member state. The much-discussed Article 7 of the treaties removes a member states voting rights within the EU Council, the forum through which ministers and leaders of member states decide the political future of the EU.

However, invoking Article 7 and suspending the voting rights of a member state requires a unanimous decision in the council, meaning that all 26 leaders (Hungary, the subject of the vote, would not have a say) would need to vote in favor. The chances of this happening is very unlikely. The political leadership in many member states — most notably Poland, which is currently the subject of Article 7 proceedings for its assault on the nation’s courts — simply doesn’t want to set a precedent for Article 7 actually being used.

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«There is no legal mechanism in the EU’s treaties to expel a member state»

«However, invoking Article 7 and suspending the voting rights of a member state requires a unanimous decision»

«The chances of this happening is very unlikely»

Quante parole inutili!

Pubblicato in: Cina, Devoluzione socialismo, Ong - Ngo

Ungheria. Donato il terreno per la erigenda Università cinese in suolo magiaro. Povero Soros.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-06-20.

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«Hungary’s parliament approved a government proposal on Tuesday to donate state-owned land to a planned Chinese university in Budapest»

«Orban’s government argues that the school could help attract new research and development centres and new investments to Hungary, a central European country of 10 million people, which relies heavily on foreign investment to drive economic growth.»

«Lawmakers of Orban’s ruling Fidesz voted overwhelmingly to donate four plots on the banks of the Danube River to a foundation in charge of the planned campus of Shanghai-based Fudan University, displacing a planned local student housing area.»

«Last week Orban – who forced the liberal Central European University, founded by financier George Soros, to move to Vienna in 2019 – dismissed criticism that the campus would help Beijing increase its influence in Hungary.»

«All such countries, including China or Vietnam, kick off each international meeting by assuring us that they are only seeking pragmatic cooperation and do not want to enforce their ideological stance on us»

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Reuters, come tutti i media liberal, è il fedele portavoce di tutti coloro che ritiene siano oppositori di Mr. Orban.

Costui infatti ha cacciato via dal suolo magiaro Soros e tutte le sue ngo, e questo è peccato mortale agli occhi dei liberal. E certamente non è l’unico dente dolente.

Hungary’s parliament passes anti-LGBT law ahead of 2022 election

«Hungary’s parliament passed legislation on Tuesday that bans the dissemination of content in schools deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change, amid strong criticism from human rights groups and opposition parties ….

Hardline nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who faces an election next year, has grown increasingly radical on social policy, railing against LGBT people and immigrants in his self-styled illiberal regime, which has deeply divided Hungarians.

His Fidesz party, which promotes a Christian-conservative agenda, tacked the proposal banning school talks on LGBT issues to a separate, widely backed bill that strictly penalizes pedophilia, making it much harder for opponents to vote against it»

Anche questo argomento è un sensibile nervo scoperto dei liberal.

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Il fatto che la Cina impianti un suo ateneo in Ungheria è in ogni caso un segno dei tempi.

Usa. Maggio21. Prezzi alla produzione (PPI) +6.6 anno su anno

Usa. Maggio21. Cpi +5.0% anno su anno. La inflazione inizia a galoppare.

Con una inflazione di questo livello i liberal dovrebbero avere ben altro cui pensare.

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Hungary donates state-owned land to planned Chinese university.

Budapest, June 15 (Reuters) – Hungary’s parliament approved a government proposal on Tuesday to donate state-owned land to a planned Chinese university in Budapest, despite opposition criticism and a recent protest that accused the government of cosying up to Beijing.

Opponents of nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban fear the planned $2 billion campus could undermine the quality of higher education and help Beijing increase its influence in Hungary and the European Union.  

Orban’s government argues that the school could help attract new research and development centres and new investments to Hungary, a central European country of 10 million people, which relies heavily on foreign investment to drive economic growth.

Lawmakers of Orban’s ruling Fidesz voted overwhelmingly to donate four plots on the banks of the Danube River to a foundation in charge of the planned campus of Shanghai-based Fudan University, displacing a planned local student housing area.

The law says the government must present the final plans of the project, including its costs, to parliament by the end of 2022, after the next election in April. The issue would be then put to a referendum, Orban said last week.

However, Budapest mayor Gergely Karacsony, who is vying to become Orban’s opposition challenger next year, is seeking a referendum on the campus before the election. read more

“The citizens of Budapest have had their say about the government’s plans: 96% do not want a Chinese communist university in place of the (local student housing area),” Karacsony said in a Facebook post on Monday.

Last week Orban – who forced the liberal Central European University, founded by financier George Soros, to move to Vienna in 2019 – dismissed criticism that the campus would help Beijing increase its influence in Hungary.

“All such countries, including China or Vietnam, kick off each international meeting by assuring us that they are only seeking pragmatic cooperation and do not want to enforce their ideological stance on us,” Orban told a news conference.

Orban’s liberal opponents accuse him of cosying up to China, Russia and other illiberal governments, while angering European allies by curbing the independence of the judiciary and media.

Pubblicato in: Diplomazia, Ong - Ngo, Russia

Russia. Arrestato Andrei Pivovarov, direttore della ong Open Russia, mentre fugge.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-06-01.

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«Andrei Pivovarov, direttore della ong Open Russia, una delle organizzazioni della galassia legata a Soros, è stato arrestato all’aeroporto Pulkovo di San Pietroburgo qualche giorno dopo lo scioglimento dell’organizzazione fondata dall’ex-oligarca Mikhail Khodorkovsky»

«Il direttore della Ong legata a Soros è stato costretto a scendere dall’aereo sul quale si era imbarcato e che era già pronto al decollo»

«Già nel 2017 la Procura generale aveva dichiarato “indesiderabili” tre organizzazioni finanziate dallo speculatore George Soros e a Open Russia: Otkrytaya Rossia, Open Russia Civic Movement e Institute of Modern Russia»

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Attenzione!!

Tutti gli articoli riportati sono stati pubblicati su media liberal occidentali

«The standards of the civilised world do not apply there.»

Con l’innata modestia e ritrosia, i liberal occidentali si auto definiscono “civilised world”, ossia quello che aveva invaso militarmente Panama prendersi Mr Noriega e portarselo negli Stati Uniti; che avevano dirottato un aereo egiziano a Sigonella per catturarne i passeggeri; che hanno mandato cacciabombardieri in Libia per assassinare Gheddafi; che hanno mandato un commando in Pakistan ad assassinare Bin Laden. Ma questi sono solo alcuni dei possibii esempi di cosa intendano i liberal per “civilised world”.

No, amici liberal, il mondo non condivide in nulla il vostro modo di pensare e di operare.

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Russian authorities detain head of opposition group Open Russia

The head of the now-defunct opposition group Open Russia said he was pulled off a plane and detained by police in St. Petersburg.

The head of Russian opposition group Open Russia, which said it ended operations last week, said he was pulled off an airliner and detained by police on Monday.

Andrei Pivovarov said his flight was taxiing for takeoff at St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport when it was stopped and he was removed by authorities.

He said on Twitter that he was taken to the Investigative Committee offices on suspicion of running an “undesirable” organization. If he is convicted, he could be imprisoned for up to six years.

He was reportedly detained and transported to Krasnodar, a city in the south of Russia, following his interrogation, according to a statement circulated by his lawyer Elena Borodina.

The criminal case against him is being carried out by the Investigative Committee for Krasnodar Territory, the statement added.

What is Open Russia?

Open Russia is a political activist group critical of the Kremlin.

The group was financed by oil tycoon and opponent of President Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Khorodkovsky, who now lives in London after spending 10 years in prison. His sentence was widely seen as a punishment for challenging Putin’s rule.

In an attempt to protect Open Russia’s members from prosecution, Pivovarov announced he would cease the organization’s operations last week.

The group based in London was declared “undesirable” in 2017. Members in Russia formed a separate legal entity, albeit with the same name, to continue their activities and defend themselves from prosecution.

Crackdown against ‘undesirable’ groups

The Russian government passed a law in 2015 that made membership of an “undesirable” organization a criminal offense.

The designation has been used to ban about 30 groups. Several  German NGOs in Russia were deemed “undesirable” last week.

Russian authorities described the laws as a response to alleged outside efforts to undermine Russia. Critics have said the laws are part of the Kremlin’s efforts to snuff out dissent.

The federal government has intensified its crackdown in the lead-up to September’s parliamentary elections as the popularity of the main Kremlin-backed party, United Russia, has been falling.

Prominent Kremlin critic, Alexei Navalny, was detained in January upon returning to Russia. The activist had been recovering in Germany after being poisoned by the Soviet-era Novichok nerve agent.

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Andrei Pivovarov: Kremlin critic pulled off plane, arrested

Pivovarov heads the Open Russia movement, which recently dissolved itself over fears its members would be punished under new laws.

Russian authorities have arrested a prominent opposition activist after he was hauled off a flight, and raided the homes of several others.

Andrei Pivovarov, the head of the Open Russia movement, was pulled off a Warsaw-bound plane at St Petersburg’s airport just before takeoff late on Monday.

Pivovarov’s team said police questioned him, searched his apartment and opened a criminal case against him on Tuesday for allegedly violating Russia’s legislation on “undesirable organisations”.

“These situations show us that they are afraid of us, and we are a majority,” Pivovarov’s Twitter account said.

The Krasnodar branch of the Investigative Committee, which probes major cases, said in a statement that Pivovarov had in August 2020 published materials in support of an “undesirable organisation”.

The statement also accused the activist of attempting to flee from investigators on Monday.

Pivovarov said he was going on vacation when he was arrested.

‘Unusual action’

Pivovarov’s removal from the plane came after authorities in Belarus on May 23 diverted a Ryanair flight heading from Greece to Lithuania to the capital, Minsk, and arrested a journalist on board.

Polish airline LOT, which operated Pivovarov’s flight, said the plane was taxiing when Russian air traffic control ordered the crew to return to the parking position.

“The pilot had to comply with this order as he was under Russian jurisdiction,” Polish news agency PAP quoted the company as saying.

Poland said it was looking into the issue.

“This is an unusual action because if the Russians wanted to detain this person they could have done so before boarding. The question is why it was done exactly at that moment,” Deputy Foreign Minister Piotr Wawrzyk told state broadcaster TVP.

“The standards of the civilised world do not apply there.”

Open Russia tagged as ‘undesirable’

Open Russia was financed by tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who moved to London after spending 10 years in prison in Russia on charges viewed by some as political revenge for challenging President Vladimir Putin’s rule.

Russia declared the group “undesirable” in 2017, effectively banning its activities.

Its allies in Russia continued their activism under a separate legal entity to try to protect themselves from prosecution.

But the group folded its activities in Russia last week to prevent its supporters from facing criminal prosecution as parliament prepares to adopt legislation that would increase criminal liability for anyone who cooperates with “undesirable organisations”.

Russia says the law is needed to protect its national security from external interference.

Police raids

Also on Tuesday, police raided a country home of opposition politician Dmitry Gudkov, a former lawmaker who has aspired to run for parliament in September.

At least two of his associates had their homes searched.

“I don’t know the formal reason for this,” Gudkov wrote on the Telegram social media platform. “But the real (reason) is clear.”

Gudkov’s father Gennady, also critical of the Kremlin, described the searches as “a special operation to eliminate Gudkov’s team”.

Authorities were yet to comment on the operation Gudkov said was under way.

Crackdown on dissent

The moves came as Russia appears to be cracking down on political opposition ahead of September’s parliamentary election.

Putin’s United Russia party has lost support recently as economic woes weigh.

The president’s leading political foe, Alexey Navalny, was arrested in January upon his return from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from nerve agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin – accusations that Russian officials reject.

He is serving a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence for violating terms of a suspended sentence stemming from a 2014 embezzlement conviction that he denounces as politically motivated.

With Navalny in prison, prosecutors have asked a Moscow court to designate Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) and his network of regional offices as “extremist” groups.

In a parallel move, a bill approved by the lower house of the Russian parliament bars members, donors and supporters of “extremist” groups from seeking public office – a measure that would keep Navalny’s associates from running for parliament in September.

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Putin arresta il direttore di Open Russia mentre fugge: sgominata la rete di Soros

In Italia basterebbe una legge identica che impedisce ad entità finanziate dall’estero di agire come ‘onlus’ in Italia. Ricordatevi: la liberaldemocrazia non è democrazia, è il parco giochi dei miliardari che sono liberi di agire indisturbati in nome della ‘libertà’, che è sempre la loro, visto che la libertà si compra.

Andrei Pivovarov, direttore della ong Open Russia, una delle organizzazioni della galassia legata a Soros, è stato arrestato all’aeroporto Pulkovo di San Pietroburgo qualche giorno dopo lo scioglimento dell’organizzazione fondata dall’ex-oligarca Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

Il direttore della Ong legata a Soros è stato costretto a scendere dall’aereo sul quale si era imbarcato e che era già pronto al decollo.

Nei giorni scorsi, lo stesso Pivarov – dopo l’entrata in vigore della legge che impedisce la candidatura alle elezioni di chiunque abbia lavorato o sostenuto organizzazioni considerate come estremiste e dell’inasprimento delle pene per chi collabora con le organizzazioni “indesiderabili” – aveva annunciato “l’annullamento dell’appartenenza di tutti i membri a Open Russia per evitare possibili persecuzioni”.

Già nel 2017 la Procura generale aveva dichiarato “indesiderabili” tre organizzazioni finanziate dallo speculatore George Soros e a Open Russia: Otkrytaya Rossia, Open Russia Civic Movement e Institute of Modern Russia.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Ong - Ngo, Unione Europea

Danimarca. Profughi siriani non più benvenuti. Rimpatriati.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-05-27.

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«Denmark asylum: The Syrian refugees no longer welcome to stay»

«When Denmark became the first European country last month to revoke residence status for more than 200 Syrian refugees, it faced condemnation from EU lawmakers, the UN refugee agency and human rights groups»

«Authorities in Copenhagen argue that parts of Syria are now safe enough for refugees to return»

«For a country with a liberal reputation, Denmark has become known for repeatedly tightening its immigration policies in recent years»

«They are among more than 200 Syrian nationals who have had their residency withdrawn on the grounds that Damascus and the surrounding region are now considered safe»

«Two weeks ago their appeal was rejected and they’ve been given 60 days to leave»

«More than a decade after conflict broke out in Syria about 35,000 Syrian nationals live in Denmark»

«Over the past year the immigration service has been reassessing the cases of more than 1,200 refugees from the wider Damascus region»

«The government says it has always been clear the protections it offered were temporary»

«The government based its decision of reports by the Danish Immigration Service»

«Thirty-three Euro MPs recently sent a letter to Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen calling for a “180-degree turnaround” in Denmark’s asylum policy»

«As Denmark doesn’t have diplomatic ties with President Assad’s regime, it cannot carry out forced deportations»

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«Denmark was the first country to join the UN Refugee Convention in 1951 and, according to the UN has traditionally been one of Europe’s strongest supporters of refugees. But it’s a changed picture today»

«Successive Danish governments have pursued aggressive anti-immigration campaigns, including the seizure of assets such as jewellery from asylum seekers»

«Migrants yield little cash for Denmark»

«The ruling Social Democrats have also adopted a tough stance to win supporters back from right-wing parties»

«Last year the number of asylum seekers fell to 1,500. Only 600 people were granted asylum, the lowest in three decades»

«Many of those who come here do not need protection at all»

«Never did she imagine Denmark would be the only country other than Viktor Orban’s Hungary that saw Syria as safe»

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In tutto il blocco europeo si sta assistendo al calo delle propensioni al voto verso i partiti della sinistra. Questo fenomeno sta assumendo una portata significativa sia per quanto riguarda le elezioni nazionali, sia per quanto concerne le prossime elezioni europee.

Ecco spiegata l’inversione di rotta di molti governi nazionali liberal, più attenti alla propria rielezione che ai così detti ‘human rights’. Un caso da manuale sarebbe la Spagna.

Spagna. Regionali Madrid. Partito Popolare dato al 41%.

Ceuta, 8.000 migranti entrano in Spagna. Crisi tra Madrid e il Marocco.

Migranti in Spagna, la «vendetta» del Marocco: in 8mila a Ceuta

Spagna, Marocco, Unione Europea e migranti, i quali sono usati come arma impropria.

Il problema non sono i migranti, bensì i governi.

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Denmark asylum: The Syrian refugees no longer welcome to stay.

When Denmark became the first European country last month to revoke residence status for more than 200 Syrian refugees, it faced condemnation from EU lawmakers, the UN refugee agency and human rights groups.

Authorities in Copenhagen argue that parts of Syria are now safe enough for refugees to return.

But the issue has proved divisive and activists and community groups have planned protests in several cities on Wednesday in support of the refugees.

For a country with a liberal reputation, Denmark has become known for repeatedly tightening its immigration policies in recent years.

In a separate move, it recently signed a migration agreement with Rwanda, leading to speculation that it intends to open an asylum-processing facility there.

Danish authorities notified Sara’s family in February that she, her parents and younger siblings could no longer stay.

“All my life is here. How can I go back to Syria now?” says the 19-year-old, who speaks fluent Danish and is due to sit her final high-school exams next month. She dreams of becoming an architect, but after six years in Denmark her future in Denmark is now in doubt.

They are among more than 200 Syrian nationals who have had their residency withdrawn on the grounds that Damascus and the surrounding region are now considered safe

Her father Mohammed was a lawyer in Syria but came to Denmark in 2014 when his life was endangered. The rest of the family fled the war a year later, travelling via Turkey and Greece.

Two weeks ago their appeal was rejected and they’ve been given 60 days to leave.

They fear arrest and torture under President Bashar al-Assad’s rule. “It’s risky for every single person who left Syria to go back,” she says.

Her father has been running a restaurant and said: “We stopped taking money from the [Danish] government four years ago.”

More than a decade after conflict broke out in Syria about 35,000 Syrian nationals live in Denmark.

Over the past year the immigration service has been reassessing the cases of more than 1,200 refugees from the wider Damascus region. “The conditions in Damascus in Syria are no longer so serious that there are grounds for granting or extending temporary residence permits,” it said.

Many of those with temporary refugee permits are women or elderly, as younger men who were at risk of military conscription were usually given different protection. The government says it has always been clear the protections it offered were temporary.

Hundreds are still waiting to hear what will happen and many who have are facing long appeals:

– According to preliminary figures, the Danish Immigration Service has decided on 300 cases since January

– About half resulted in new or extended permits

– 154 refugees had their status revoked or not renewed, on top of 100 who had it withdrawn in 2020

– Thirty-nine people from the Damascus area have received a final rejection from the Refugee Board

Mohammed Almalees, 30, will be able to stay, along with his brothers. But his parents and sister have been told recently they will have to leave, giving the family sleepless nights.

“We have lived three to four years under war,” he says. The family home is now destroyed. “Soldiers came to our city. They wanted to arrest us, because we had protested,” he said.

He and a brother reached Denmark in 2014 after a three-day boat voyage from Libya to Italy. A year later, his mother Awatif and sister Maya travelled via Turkey and Greece.

He is adamant if they return they will be imprisoned. “The regime have the names of people who demonstrated against Assad both in Syria and in Denmark. They monitor social media.”

The government based its decision of reports by the Danish Immigration Service. However, 11 of the 12 experts cited in a 2019 report have distanced themselves from its findings – and the 12th is a Syrian general who heads the country’s immigration department.

Sara Kayyali, a Syria researcher for Human Rights Watch quoted in the document, says Denmark’s assessment is flawed.

Thirty-three Euro MPs recently sent a letter to Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen calling for a “180-degree turnaround” in Denmark’s asylum policy.

As Denmark doesn’t have diplomatic ties with President Assad’s regime, it cannot carry out forced deportations. So the options are either to return voluntarily or face limbo at a “departure” centre, says Michala Bendixen, head of Refugees Welcome, a Danish charity.

“The whole idea of establishing those camps was to pressure people to go back. To give up their hopes of staying in Denmark. You have no income. You can’t work. You can’t study,” she says. “Even Danish prisons are much better in many ways.”

As members of Denmark’s Syrian community held a protest outside parliament on Tuesday, the immigration minister defended the government’s decision to revoke the residence status of hundreds of them.

Denmark was the first country to join the UN Refugee Convention in 1951 and, according to the UN has traditionally been one of Europe’s strongest supporters of refugees. But it’s a changed picture today.

In 2015, a peak of more than 21,000 asylum-seekers arrived in Denmark. Asylum policies were tightened significantly that year and again in 2019, moving away from integration to focus on temporary protection and repatriation.

Successive Danish governments have pursued aggressive anti-immigration campaigns, including the seizure of assets such as jewellery from asylum seekers.

Migrants yield little cash for Denmark

In 2017, then-Integration Minister Inger Stojberg marked her 50th curb on immigration by posting a picture of her with a celebratory cake on social media.

The ruling Social Democrats have also adopted a tough stance to win supporters back from right-wing parties.

“The Danish system is sort of an outlier. It’s one that’s pushing quite severely in this direction. More so than other countries.” says Martin Lemberg-Pedersen, associate professor at the Centre for Advanced Migration Studies. “It doesn’t believe integration can work.”

For him the policies boil down to a “deterrence logic”, sending a message to others not to come.

Last year the number of asylum seekers fell to 1,500. Only 600 people were granted asylum, the lowest in three decades.

“That’s really good news,” Mr Tesfaye said in February. “Corona, of course, plays a role, but I think first and foremost, it’s because of our strict foreign policy. Many of those who come here do not need protection at all.”

The government has set a target of zero, arguing that the money saved can go towards welfare.

Within weeks, Denmark’s immigration and development ministers had made an under-the-radar trip to Rwanda, fuelling speculation that this could be a first step towards setting up an overseas refugee processing centre.

Denmark and Rwanda did sign a non-binding deal to co-operate on asylum and migration issues, but Danish officials have played down the significance of the trip. Nils Muiznieks of Amnesty International has warned that any attempt to transfer asylum seekers to Rwanda would be “unconscionable” and “potentially unlawful”.

Rifts over Denmark’s asylum policy have begun to appear, among the government’s allies as well as some grassroots supporters.

“I regret that we were so naive,” Sofie Carsten Nielsen, leader of the Social Liberals, told MPs.

Never did she imagine Denmark would be the only country other than Viktor Orban’s Hungary that saw Syria as safe, she said.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Ong - Ngo, Problemia Energetici, Unione Europea

EU. Kontrordine Kompagni. Nulla è più green delle centrali atomiche ed a gas.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-04-26.

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«EU defers decision on gas and nuclear as ‘green’ energy»

«The European Commission will not decide on whether to classify gas and nuclear energy as a possible green investments until later this year»

«The delay has caused controversy among some NGOs and consumer groups, who say fossil fuels such as gas should not be considered ‘green’.»

«The move is part of a bigger set of investor guidelines, supposed to transition away from fossil fuels, with the aim of making sure the EU becomes climate neutral by 2050»

«Both nuclear and gas have been temporarily excluded»

«But other sectors, notably forestry and bioenergy, are part of the mix, sparking outrage from climate activists»

«Dombrovskis said some €350bn of extra investments per year are needed over the next decade to meet the EU’s 2030 climate targets»

«So is bioenergy, which is also considered a pollutant. »

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Per decine di anni i verdi e le sinistre ci hanno assordato con il clangore dei loro lai su quanto fosse mefitico l’uso dei combustibili fossili e nelle centrali elettriche atomiche.

Adesso, Kontrordine Kompagni!

Ridottisi alla indigenza, dopo aver sperperato cifre da capogiro, gli europarlamentari stanno per dichiarare ecologiche le centrali atomiche e quelle a gas.

Visto come si sanifica rapidamente l’ambiente? Basta un tratto di penna. Poi, si spolperanno altre realtà economiche.

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EU defers decision on gas and nuclear as ‘green’ energy.

The European Commission will not decide on whether to classify gas and nuclear energy as a possible green investments until later this year.

The delay has caused controversy among some NGOs and consumer groups, who say fossil fuels such as gas should not be considered ‘green’.

And they fear the delay will be used by industry lobbyists to classify them as environmentally-friendly.

The move is part of a bigger set of investor guidelines, supposed to transition away from fossil fuels, with the aim of making sure the EU becomes climate neutral by 2050.

On Wednesday (21 April), the European Commission unveiled further rules detailing how investors and companies can comply with those guidelines.

“It will help companies and investors to identify and communicate about green activities – across all sectors of the economy,” said Valdis Dombrovskis, the EU commission vice president for economy.

Both nuclear and gas have been temporarily excluded.

But other sectors, notably forestry and bioenergy, are part of the mix, sparking outrage from climate activists.

The guidelines have been described as the economic blueprint underpinning Europe’s transition towards cleaner energy.

It also requires a lot of money, spread across both private and public funds.

Dombrovskis said some €350bn of extra investments per year are needed over the next decade to meet the EU’s 2030 climate targets.

The EU last summer launched its so-called Taxonomy Regulation, to create a “green list” classification system.

The list is a guide to help people place their money into environmentally-friendly investments.

On Wednesday, the commission published a new draft on how to classify industries, that account for some 80 percent of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions.

“We are covering a huge amount of economic activity – from manufacturing, transport, construction, insurance, even the arts are included in this,” said Mairead McGuinness, the EU finance commissioner.

She said the aim was to help investors and companies make decisions to meet the EU’s climate-busting targets.

“This taxonomy is a living document. It is not just a one off, it will evolve with science,” she added, speaking alongside Dombrovskis.

Not everyone is happy. Not only are final decisions on whether to include gas and nuclear energy yet to be made, but other sectors, like forestry which includes logging, are included. So is bioenergy, which is also considered a pollutant.

The criteria would allow almost all types of logging, as well as the burning of trees for energy production.

“Not all that is green helps to fight climate change, especially if you burn it,” said Greenpeace EU, in a statement.

The NGO is demanding the European Parliament scrap the commission’s decision to classify forests and bioenergy in its criteria.

“The proposed criteria for forests and bioenergy are nothing but greenwash,” it added.

The European Consumer Organisation (Beuc) made similar critical comments.

“The proposed rules for sectors like forestry and bioenergy will actively mislead people into making unsustainable investments,” it said.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Ong - Ngo

Francia. Prolunga di 10 anni la vita di 32 centrali atomiche. Ecologisti affranti e disperati.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-04-23.

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«La Francia allunga la vita alle vecchie centrali nucleari.»

«Prolungare di dieci anni l’operatività di 32 vecchi reattori nucleari francesi, di cui 16 distano meno di 200 chilometri dai confini italiani»

«Queste vecchie centrali nucleari sono pericolose già adesso e nessun miracolo riuscirà mai a portarle agli standard di sicurezza oggi richiesti» [Greenpeace

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Il problema è semplice.

Fermare 32 reattori atomici significherebbe aver già costruito adeguate centrali elettriche sostitutive, al modico costo di cinquecento miliardi, circa. Miliardi che la Francia non ha.

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Francia. Febbraio 21. Produzione manifatturiera -7.1%, totale -6.6%. – Insee.

Francia. 2020. Debito pubblico salito di 270 miliardi al 115.7% del pil. – Insee.

Francia. Il nuovo lockdown abbatterà il pil 2021. – Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire.

Francia. Popolarità di Macron al 37%, testa a testa con la Le Pen per le presidenziali.

Francia. Forte rischio di numerosi default nel debito delle imprese.

Francia. 2020. Pil -8.3% anno su anno, Exports -16.7, Imports -11.6%. – Nises.

Eurostat. Eurozona. Novembre. Vendite al dettaglio -6.1% MoM. Francia -15.7%.

Francia. Venderà armi all’Egitto alla faccia degli human rights.

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Uno dei risultati benvenuti della crisi economica consiste nel fatto che le ngo, ong, stanno ricevendo sempre meno denari pubblici, ed annaspano per vivere mantenendo il vecchio stile di vita. Vacche magre anche per loro.

La tentacolare Greenpeace ha fatto un comunicato pro forma, ma senza gli aiuti governativi la sua voce giunge lontana, sussurrata, ben attenta a non tirare troppo la corda per non trovarsi poi con le casse vuote.

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La Francia allunga la vita alle vecchie centrali nucleari. Greenpeace: «Rischi anche per gli italiani»

Prolungare di dieci anni l’operatività di 32 vecchi reattori nucleari francesi, di cui 16 distano meno di 200 chilometri dai confini italiani. È il progetto della Francia per il quale, lo scorso 14 gennaio, su sollecitazione di Greenpeace, l’allora ministero dell’Ambiente Sergio Costa ha inviato una nota alle autorità francesi per chiedere una consultazione transfrontaliera. «Queste vecchie centrali nucleari sono pericolose già adesso e nessun miracolo riuscirà mai a portarle agli standard di sicurezza oggi richiesti — dice Giuseppe Onufrio, direttore esecutivo di Greenpeace Italia —. Che i cittadini italiani siano parte interessata, ai sensi della Convenzione di Espoo, è ovvio. In particolare, i cittadini di Liguria, Piemonte, Valle d’Aosta e Lombardia saranno esposti con questa decisione a rischi notevoli nei prossimi dieci anni»

                         La Via e la voce dei cittadini (anche degli Stati confinanti)

La Convenzione di Espoo, adottata nel 1991 e oggetto di successivi emendamenti, richiede ai governi di garantire la possibilità anche ai cittadini degli Stati confinanti, che potrebbero essere danneggiati da un progetto, di partecipare a una procedura di consultazione («consultazione transfrontaliera») sulle attività proposte. La Convenzione prevede che su questioni rilevanti, come il prolungamento dell’attività di questi impianti, deve essere effettuata una accurata Valutazione di Impatto Ambientale che il governo francese rifiuta di avviare.

                         L’appello alla Convenzione di Espoo.

«Dopo tre mesi di silenzi chiediamo al ministro Cingolani, non solo di protestare con il governo francese – chiede Ivan Novelli, presidente di Greenpeace Italia- ma anche e soprattutto di avviare le necessarie procedure di reclamo presso gli organi competenti per le infrazioni della Convenzione di Espoo». Greenpeace Francia ha già inviato analoga richiesta al Segretariato della Convenzione. Per questo, Greenpeace invia il briefing «Francia: vecchi reattori, nuovi rischi nucleari» ai Presidenti di Regione, agli assessori dell’Ambiente e della Sanità e ai Presidenti dei Consigli Regionali di Liguria, Piemonte, Valle d’Aosta e Lombardia, chiedendo loro di attivarsi per reclamare, per i propri cittadini, trasparenza e partecipazione.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Ong - Ngo, Unione Europea

Unione Europea. Grande argentiere delle ong (ngo). Fiumi di denaro pubblico.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-02-09.

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L’Unione Europea è annoverata tra i grandi finanziatori delle ngo.

Unione Europea ed ngo. Un fiume di denaro non tracciabile. I numeri.

Soros George. Uno stato negli stati. Ecco i suoi principali voivodati.

Soros, ngo e debito studentesco. 50 milioni di americani resi schiavi.

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Nel 2017 la EU aveva finanziato le ngo per 1,427,431,541 euro.

Tutti denari che una volta erogati non sono più tracciabili.

Di recente è stato pubblicato un quadro aggiornato all’epoca pre-Covid.

Ngo Monitor. Analysis of EU Funding to NGOs in 2019: Divisive Politics, Terror links, and Antisemitism

La relazione è corposa e molto dettagliata, motivo per cui sarebbe impossibile riportarla in questa sede.

Cita un grande numero di ngo, riportandone finalità dichiarate e cifre percepite.

Raccomanderemmo a tutti di leggere con attenzione questo documento, perché conoscere i nomi ed i numeri consentirebbe di parlare di questo argomento con cognizione di causa.

Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Ong - Ngo

Arabia Saudita. Sovranità nazionale ed il caso Loujain al-Hathloul.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2020-12-30.

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«Saudi jails woman activist despite global outcry.»

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Tre sono i punti sui quali meditare.

Primo Punto.

«despite global outcry»

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Il sistema economico cinese ha già sorpassato quello statunitense se misurato nei termini del gdp ppa, ed adesso si appresta a superarlo anche in termini assoluti. Nel suo complesso, al momento, l’occidente rende conto di circa il 40% dell’economia mondiale: non rappresenta “il mondo”.

Ma a criticare l’Arabia Saudita è solo la fazione liberal di questo occidente, alla quale l’etichetta “global” proprio non si addice. Il resto del mondo, la maggioranza, non critica un bel nulla, anzi, la approva.

Secondo Punto.

Miss Loujain al-Hathloul, 31, ha svolto attività considerate illegali in Arabia Saudita, che quindi la ha condannata.

«She and other activists were detained in 2018 on charges including contacts with organisations hostile to Saudi Arabia»

A nostra conoscenza, in tutto il mondo non esiste uno stato che non persegua e condanni l’intelligenza con il nemico.

Terzo Punto.

«Amnesty International condemned her transfer to the Specialised Criminal Court»

Amnesty International è solo una ngo, con dirigenza cooptata, non elettiva, che non rappresenta altro che sé stessa e l’ambiente liberal da cui proviene.

Se nell’occidente liberal la sua voce è portata in palmo di mano, dalla gran parte del mondo è considerata essere organizzazione illegale, sovversiva.

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A nostro personale parere, l’Arabia Saudita ha problemi ben maggiori dell’ammissione delle femmine a guidare le autovetture.

Il vizio dei liberal di ergersi a censori inappellabili degli altri ha concorso efficacemente alla loro devoluzione. Per il momento sono solo sorpassati, poi verrà la condanna alla irrilevanza.

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Loujain al-Hathloul: Saudi woman activist jailed for five years

A prominent Saudi female activist, who campaigned for women’s right to drive, has been sentenced to more than five years in prison.

Loujain al-Hathloul, 31, has already been in a maximum security prison for two and a half years.

She and other activists were detained in 2018 on charges including contacts with organisations hostile to Saudi Arabia.

International human rights groups have repeatedly called for her release.

But on Monday, the country’s Specialised Criminal Court, which was set up to try terrorism cases, convicted her of various charges including trying to harm national security and advance a foreign agenda.

It sentenced her to five years and eight months in prison. Two years and ten months of the sentence are said to have been suspended.

She and her family have denied all charges. They have also said that she has been tortured in jail – accusations the court dismissed.

Hathloul was detained just weeks before Saudi women were finally allowed to drive in 2018 – the cause she championed.

Saudi officials insist her detention has nothing to do with that issue.

Hathloul’s family says she was held incommunicado for three months following her arrest, and that she was subjected to electric shocks, whippings, and sexual harassment. They also allege that she was offered freedom if she agreed to say she was not tortured.

Human rights experts have said her trial did not meet international standards.

In November, Amnesty International condemned her transfer to the Specialised Criminal Court, saying it exposed “the brutality and hypocrisy” of Saudi authorities.

The case is seen as further damaging the reputation of Saudi Arabia’s controversial de facto leader Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, known as MBS.

He has led a programme of reforms, including lifting the ban on women driving, in a bid to open up the conservative kingdom to investment.

But he has also been condemned for the continued crackdown on rights activists, as well as the Saudi authorities’ role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Loujain Al-Hathloul is now even more famous for her incarceration than she was for her bold activism in the campaign for the right to drive.

She has come to symbolise the human rights abuses that stubbornly cast a long shadow over Saudi Arabia’s drive for economic and social reform – while it keeps an increasingly tight rein on political dissent.

When Joe Biden takes over as US president, he is expected to take a tougher stance on human rights violations.

But Saudi officials insist they will continue to chart their own course. The Kingdom believes its role as the world’s top oil exporter and regional power player matter to the international community above all else.

Al-Hathloul’s sentence, including years of suspended and already-served time, mean she and other activists could be freed in the new year.

That may help ease pressure on a Kingdom, which also does not want to be seen as bending to the dictates of others.