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· June, 2006

Stories about Human Rights from June, 2006

Belarus: Chavez to Visit Minsk in July

Hugo Chavez plans to visit Belarus at the end of July, reports TOL's Belarus Blog: “Finally, the two outspoken haters of U.S. will meet. I am sure they have a...

Immigration, Exile and Motherland!

Since the 1979 revolution millions of Iranian for various reasons have left Iran and started a new life somewhere else on this planet. Several university educated bloggers share their reasons...

Arabisc: Arabic Bloggers Ken, War and Women Rights

Summer holidays, women rights, war in Iraq and war in Palestine. These are some of the permanent scene in the Arabic language blogsphere these days. Here is some of what...

China: Those left behind

Seen on Andrés Gentry's eponymous blog is a short but wrenching video looking at those left behind in China's mad rush towards development, including video shot by the villagers themselves...

China: Uyghurs extradited

“The two uighurs (Yusuf Kadir Tohti and Abdukadir Sidik) detained in Kazakhstan and at risk of extradition to China (against international conventions) have, tragically, been extradited to China. They are...

Iran: Pet Shop Boys & Executed Gays

KlaghSia writes that British band Pet Shop Boys has dedicated his new album to two executed Iranian homosexual teenagers (Persian). According to the blogger Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Mahroni were...

DRC: Life of a child miner

Congo Voices post photos and writes on “A Day in the life of a child miner” in the DRC.

DRC: France-Based UDPS Member Released

UDPS Liege announces (Fr) that “French authorities have come to their senses and freed (…) Yves Muko who was arrested Saturday 6/17/06 at Roissy Charles de Gaulle [airport] by the...

Poland: Poznan Uprising of 1956

The beatroot writes about a little-known 1956 uprising in Poznan, Poland, which preceded the famous Hungarian events.

Poland: Minorities

The beatroot writes that Polish “minorities” can't agree on “just how bad” things are getting for them in Poland. An interesting discussion is taking place in the comments section: “Polish...

China: Victims of China's Cultural Revolution, your stories can always be blogged (3/4)

Currently unable in today's political climate to have his years of research into the stories of those persecuted as right wing elements during China's ultra-left Cultural Revolution published, blogger-journalist Ran...

Bangladesh: Arabs, camels and Bangladeshi trafficked children at imperfect | world | 2006

Arabs, camels and Bangladeshi trafficked children at imperfect | world | 2006 “The Kuwait Times today reports that the United Arab Emirates has sent home more than 1,000 smuggled child...

Serbia: Search for Mladic, Not For Karadzic

Balkan Ghost of Finding Karadzic reproduces an article by Nedim Dervisbegovic on the neglected search for Karadzic: “Pressure on Serbia to capture Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic keeps...

Iran: Underground Churches

Achil, a blogger based in Tehran, was surprised to find a Bible in Persian in the mail box. The blogger says it seems there are more and more Moslem people...

Palestine: Palestine: From Gaza, with Love!

Mona El-Farra, a Palestinian blogger from Gaza, a physician and a human rights and women's rights activist, describe last night's Israeli attck on Gaza in a letter to here freind...

Kuwait: To the Kuwaiti Women

It Kuwait parliament elections eve, the first election with women participation. Jelly Belly dedicate a post to the Kuwaiti women who fought for their political rights.

Guatemala: Spanish Investigative Commission Questioning Impunity

As the Spanish investigative commission arrives in Guatemala to question the impunity of Efrain Rios Montt and others connected to genocide charges, Patrick of the Guatemala Solidarity Network posts an...

Iran: Free Mossavi blog

FreeMossavi is a new blog to support Mossavi Khoeini, a former deputy who was arrested after 12 June demonstration. In this blog we read last night's gathering to call for...

Belarus: The Language Issue

In a perfect world, languages would be nothing but a way for people to communicate with each other – no language would be considered superior or inferior, children would be...

Reporters Without Borders: How They Protect Bloggers & How You Can Help

Last month, Global Voices launched its Help These Bloggers page, signaling the organization's entry into blogger advocacy. (Find out how to add our advocacy badge to your website here.) Although...

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