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· November, 2006

Stories about Human Rights from November, 2006

Arabisc: Arrested Blogger Released and the Civilisation of Terrorism

Egyptian blogger Ramy Siyam – aka Ayoub – is out of jail, after spending an eventful 108 hours being moved from one detention centre to the other. According to fellow...

Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil: Sex and Drug Trade

“The sexual exploitation of minors in the Triple Frontera – the name given to the trans-border no-man’s land between Ciudad del Este and the border towns of Foz del Iguazú...

Hungary: ID Cards

As Britain is thinking of introducing an ID card system, Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar cites an example of Hungary and discusses whether IDs have made the...

The Balkans: Asylum-Seeker; Tito's Portrait

Neretva River writes about a Slovenian citizen seeking asylum in Croatia, and the Croat member of the Bosnian presidency decorating his office with a portrait of Tito, an ethnic Croat,...

The Balkans: NATO

East Ethnia writes about NATO's credibility in the Balkans.

Interview with Kosoof, a leading Iranian Photo Blogger

Arash Ashoorinia is a leading photo blogger whose blog, Kosoof, won the Reporters Without Borders prize in the BOBs (Best of the Blogs) competition organized by German broadcaster Deutsche Welle....

China: human rights exhibition

The first Chinese Human rights exhibition was held in Beijing from 17-26 Nov 2006. SohaoXiaobao pastes a report on the 10 days exhibition that shows how the exhibition demonstrated the...

Ukraine: Famine Recognized As Genocide

Kyiv, Nov. 25: Remembering Holodomor (Famine) Victims – by Veronica Khokhlova At the Holodomor Remembrance ceremony held in Kyiv on Saturday, Nov. 25, a big board listed the countries that...

Palestine: Humanity lost

Waiting, as ever, for the border to open, Laila says: “One hour turned into two, then three, then five, as we stood shielding our eyes from the piercing midday sun...

The Blogoma retaliates while Blaise LLorca calms the angry e-crowd

Moroccan bloggers under fire! The Moroccan blogosphere (Blogoma) is very angry. Why? Well a Moroccan blogger qualified the Moroccan blogging as being still in the “teen aging period”(Fr). Mohamed Lachyab,...

Ukraine: Holodomor Vote

Foreign Notes writes about the Famine vote and its significance for the Party of the Regions: “As the figures were flashed up on the screen in the VR I'll bet...

Belarus: CIS Scandal

TOL's Belarus Blog writes about the scandal involving Russian journalists that broke out during the CIS summit in the Belarusian capital. Also, there's a post about the pain the summit...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: EUFOR Commander Interview

Finding Karadzic posts an interview from a Sarajevo daily with General Marco Chiarini, who is nearing the end of his one-year term as EUFOR commander in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Africa: LGBTs issues in Africa

Black Looks writes about current development in LGBTs issues in Africa, “The Kenyan Times published an article in support of the South African Bill and states that it does not...

China: no big deal to die in demolition

Zhao mu blogs about a suicide note by Li Min-sheng in Shandong who hanged himself to death because of government's demolition project. The official response to Li's suicide was: people...

Guyana: Spare the rod

Guyana-Gyal reacts strongly to a newspaper headline stating that the Guyanese Education Ministry backs corporal punishment: “I ain’t anti-discipline. I just am anti-beating a child. I wonder why we can't...

Armenia: Destruction on a Whim

Christian Garbis is outraged about a new Armenian law legitimizing the government to tear down any building by decree when the government says it is necessary for government or public...

Russia: “DPNI-Light”

Sean's Russia Blog writes that in Russia, “The race struggle has replaced the class struggle, and the ‘illegal’ stands in for the ‘kulak’.”

Russia, Britain: Litvinenko's Death

The beatroot and Ruminations on Russia write about the reaction of the British media to Aleksandr Litvinenko's death.

Albania: Ismail Kadare

Wu Wei writes about a talk given by Ismail Kadare in Oxford.

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