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Stories about Human Rights

26 May 2018

Protestors in Bosnia and Herzegovina demand justice in two unresolved deaths

The protests demanding justice in the death of 21-year-old David Dragičević have spread throughout Bosnia and its diaspora.

Bangladesh's ‘zero tolerance’ crackdown on drugs is leaving dozens dead

Human rights advocates say security forces are extrajudicially killing those suspected of drug crimes.

17 May 2018

Yangon police and a group of ‘nationalists’ violently dispersed a peace march in Myanmar

"Who were those self-proclaimed “citizens” and why did the police officers present turn a blind eye when they attacked?"

Greece's parliament passes bill allowing child fostering by same-sex couples

The bill seeks, generally, to reduce the red tape which resulted in candidate parents and children trapped for years in bureaucratic limbo.

Pakistan Chief Justice's notice produces some hope for Hazara protections

"Finally voice of Hazara people heard. Army chief gives assurance of security and safety. Chief Justice takes notice of the killing of Hazara. Took us several years. Extremely shameful."

16 May 2018

Following pressure by security forces, Beirut Pride 2018 is “suspended for the time being”

"Lebanon has always been known for respecting diversity and claims to be an inclusive country for ALL its citizens, despite their differences."

15 May 2018

A Beijing-Vatican deal could bolster China's persecution of religion, warns Hong Kong cardinal

"Any agreement on the side of the Vatican may be seen as collaboration with the government to persecute our own people; that’s terrible," says Cardinal Joseph Zen.

14 May 2018

Serbia remains silent on cultural heritage devastation by its populist regimes

Serbian art historian Živko Brković has been targeted by threats and suffered burglaries after he demanded accountability from the current Serbian regime in regards to mishandling state-owned artworks.

Riddled with violations, Lebanon's first election in nine years yields underwhelming results for independents

Thousands of election violations recorded and a Ministry late at publishing the results. These were the first Lebanese elections in nine years.

13 May 2018

Cuban activists launch detailed agenda for LGBTIQ rights in Cuba

"What could be considered the first document of its kind in Cuba [...] includes 63 specific demands and is divided into two sections: legislative measures and policies, plans and strategies."

12 May 2018

Despite support for the #MeToo movement in Pakistan, a culture of silence still prevails

"There must be consequences for those who choose to abuse and not to comply... We say to the women who are speaking up: we hear you, we are with you."

11 May 2018

Burundi's contentious constitutional referendum reflects deeper political problems

Whether a sign of independence or authoritarianism, Burundi's constitutional referendum appears to have further cemented divisions.

10 May 2018

Social media platforms are ablaze as Turks say “enough” to President Erdogan

In Turkish, "tamam" means "that's enough". And that is exactly what Turks are saying to the president.

Montenegrins protest the latest armed attack on journalist, demand end to impunity

Advox

After an attack in which journalist Olivera Lakić was shot in the leg, several hundred Montenegrins protested in Podgorica, demanding end to impunity and life without fear.

9 May 2018

Hijabs and mini-skirts: What not to wear in Tajikistan

Tajikistan issued a pictorial guide showing the "recommended" dress for women, and promised to do the same for men as well.

An uneven playing field for female candidates in Sri Lanka

"They expect more women to come into politics, but when there's no support for us or action taken against harassers, we are left wondering if we are wasting our time."

8 May 2018

Uzbekistan releases its “last detained journalists”

Advox

For the first time in last two decades, there is not a single journalist behind bars in Uzbekistan, once one of the world's most despotic countries.

7 May 2018

‘Get involved in your communities': An American woman who fought for justice urges stronger activism

"I think the police need to be held accountable. Without accountability, there is no justice. That’s the biggest problem, no one is ever accountable."

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