1. Archie Meijer
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    They’re afraid he won’t go back? Risk it. Given who he is and what he does he would likely be an asset to any country he moved to.

    But chances are he would go back. Activists like him don’t up and move to other countries when there’s so much work to be done.

    The real reason is most likely that Germany doesn’t want to offend Mauritania or any of these other countries. It fits with a pattern of the West giving moral support to oppressed peoples abroad but not having the courage to stand up for it. We must realize that we live in an interconnected world and that it’s not enough to just stand up for justice at home or only when it’s convenient.

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