Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what actually issues from the previous seven days.
On this week’s episode, we focus on:
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The loss of life of an Iranian girl, Mahsa Amini, who had been detained by the nation’s morality police has led to a resurgence of protest. Ladies have been on the forefront of the demonstrations, burning their hijabs and calling for an finish to non secular restrictions. The police have responded with extra violence. In such an environment, is there any probability of constructing progress?
This week, Adnan Syed – whose case was the main focus of the primary sequence of the game-changing podcast Serial – was launched from jail after practically 23 years. A Baltimore decide dominated that Syed, 41, ought to have his conviction overturned in “the pursuits of justice and equity” following a year-long evaluation which had turned up two various suspects for the homicide of his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, in 1999. What’s more likely to occur subsequent for Syed, who spent his 20s and 30s behind bars, and the way key was Serial to this newest improvement?
The minutes of silence and applause at many soccer matches final weekend, following the loss of life of the Queen, had been principally effectively revered, however in a number of cases followers could possibly be heard booing. Is that this to be anticipated? In spite of everything, a soccer stadium full of individuals isn’t going to be unanimous in its views. And in that case, is there a greater manner for a crowd to pay its collective respects?