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· January, 2007

Stories about Human Rights from January, 2007

Russia: Conversation With Litvinenko's Widow, Part 10

Part 10 of the conversation with Aleksandr Litvinenko's widow is translated and posted at A Step At A Time.

Bahrain Jails Political Activists

A court in Bahrain today sent two political activists to jail for possessing leaflets calling for a boycott of recent legislative elections, reports blogger Mahmood Al Yousif, who describes the...

Syria May Abolish Capital Punishment

Syrian blogger Mustafa Hamido reports that Syria may abolish capital punishment.

Iranian Bloggers Talk About Their Prison Experience

Many people for political reasons have been sent to prison in Iran. A few of those former prisoners shared their stories in books, through painting or in their blogs. Some...

Sudan: Muslims and Darfur

According to Sudanese Thinker, Muslims do not pay attention to Darfur because of three reasons.

Nepal: Madhesh Is Burning

Madhesh is the southern plains of Nepal where half of the country lives. Madhesi are the people of Nepal, roughly half of the country. The Madhesi have been discriminated against...

Russia: Conversation With Litvinenko's Widow, Part 9

Translation of part 9 of the interview with Marina Litvinenko is posted at A Step At A Time.

Serbia: Mladic and the EU

Neretva River points out some legal issues that might make the transfer of Ratko Mladic to the ICTY impossible.

Maldives struggles with Chikungunya

Chikungunya, a viral fever accompanied with joint pains, is spreading throughout the Maldives. The disease was first noticed in the country in late 2006 and so far it has not...

Guinea: Victory over Dictatorship?

Seckasysteme comments on the end of a national strike in Guinea last week that resulted in the signing of an encouraging agreement with the Lansana Conte regime (Fr): “The 17...

Africa: French Double-Standard Vis-a-Vis China

Says Generation Consciente (Fr): “I'm not sure if I should laugh or cry about the French giving ethics lectures to the Chinese presence in Africa, urging them to encourage democracy...

Serbia, Croatia: Bora Djordjevic Interview

Illyrian Gazette writes about the interview with the Serbian rock singer Bora Djordjevic.

Russia: Conversation With Litvinenko's Widow, Parts 6-8

David McDuff of A Step At A Time continues with the Marina Litvinenko's interview translation: part 6, part 7, part 8.

Iran:Revolutionary Gurads say abducting Americans is easy

Kamangir reports that Sepah (Revolutionary Guards) internal journal, Sobh-e Sadegh [the real sunrise], published a short article in which the author, Reza Zaker, refers to the highly-spread pattern of American...

Bangladesh: Drugs, Sex Education, Freedom of Press, Winter Fruits and Vegetables and Man-Eating Tigers

There seems to be no stopping drug frenzy once it takes hold of a nation. Drishtipat Group Blog tells how Yabba, a speed/amphetamine derivative from Thailand is taking on Bangladesh....

Zimbabwe: latest on Zimbabwe

The Bearded Man's update on Zimbabwe, “After a few exchanges, one of the women digs deeper into her handbag and fishes out some cash that she discreetly hands over to...

Africa: plight of being a homosexual

An incident at the World Social Forum illustrates the plight of being a homosexual in Africa, “The organisers threw her piece on the floor and refused to allow her to...

Crime and Punishment in Kazakhstan

Blogger's Trial Kazis Toguzbayev, a journalist who uploaded his articles on KUB, a group blog, was tried in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on 22 January. In his article, Toguzbayev implied that the...

Iran:Journalists are out of jail

According to Kosoof,three female journalists, who had been arrested yesterday while they wanted to go to India to take part in a workshop,are out of jail now.

Turkey is Typing….a Follow-up on the Death of Hrant Dink

Today marks a first, well for me at least! Today's article is written in direct response to your wishes, dear reader. Last week, Turkey is Typing focuses on the Death...

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