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Mozilla, Creative Commons, Wikimedia Foundation announce Bassel Khartabil Free Culture fellowship following execution of open culture activist
Mozilla, Creative Commons, Wikimedia Foundation announce Bassel Khartabil Free Culture fellowship following execution of open culture activist

Several free knowledge, culture and open source oriented organisations collectively announced a three-year commitment for a free-culture fellowship to honour Bassel Khartabil's continuing influence on the open web, during the Wikimedia's annual conference Wikimania in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Palestinian-Syrian Khartabil was held in captivity under the Syrian government starting in 2012. Early this month his wife confirmed Khartabil had been executed in 2015.

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New South Wales police extradict 'self-healer' Hongchi Xiao from London over death of six-year-old boy at conference
New South Wales police extradict 'self-healer' Hongchi Xiao from London over death of six-year-old boy at conference

On Thursday, the New South Wales, Australia police extradited 'self-healer' Hongchi Xiao, age reportedly 53 or 54, from London, United Kingdom over the death at his conference, allegedly from diabetic ketoacidosis, of a six-year-old boy.

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