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· May, 2007

Stories about Human Rights from May, 2007

Ukraine: Kyiv Mayor and Orphans

Scenes from the Sidewalk reports on Kyiv City Administration's attempts to deal with the problem of orphaned children in Kyiv.

Egyptian Blogger Monem to Be Freed

Jailed Egyptian blogger Abdulmonem Mahmood is being released on Saturday - but Egyptian bloggers are holding their breath and are full of apprehension on their future in a country which...

Latvia: Gay Parade and Other “Problems”

“Gay parade is the least of our problems,” writes All About Latvia: abortions, the lowest life expectancy in the EU, and human trafficking are no less – if not more...

Guyana: Monetary Compensation & Sexual Assault

Following a case in which when a 39 year-old man was accused of sexual assault against a 17 year-old girl, The Guyana Groove writes: “When a woman is forced to...

Palestine: Honour Killings

Palestinian blogger Amal A gives us an insight to the atrocities being committed against women in her country. According to a report she posts: “A forum of Palestinian organizations which...

Lebanon: More on the Crisis in the Country

For the second week, Lebanese bloggers have posted anecdotes, reflections, updates, photos, videos, jokes, sarcasm and drawings on the issue that is taking precedence over all other topics. The issue...

Ukraine: Internal Troops

“When Ukrainians send Troops to suppress protestors they never – thank God – seem to arrive. In Russia (and the remainder of the CIS) they always arrive and, as in...

Russia: Attacks on Gays and a British Diplomat

“This weekend marked yet another not particularly glorious episode in Russo-British relations, as one diplomat and two (well known) British gay rights activists were attacked in separate incidents,” writes Siberian...

Iran:Iran just what you would expect

View from Iran talks about how Iran has become the republic of fear.The blogger says it was the first time in our almost four years there that we saw life...

Belarus: Blogger br23/Uładzimer Katkoŭski Passes Away

Belarusian blogger Uładzimer Katkoŭski/br23 passed away in Prague on May 25 at the age of 30. As one of his online friends wrote, "To a large degree thanks to his...

Iran:Chinese Cultural Revolution

Shahram Kholdi,blogger and academic,writes about why Islamic Republic arrested several Iranian-American scholars.He says I do not believe the recent arrests in have much to do with the arrests of the...

Lithuania: Homophobia

Music and Life – Everywhere! writes about homophobia in Lithuania and a few other EU member states.

Bhutan: Mocking Democracy

Bhutan: For a Democracy on mocking democracy. “Thousands of people from the east have been denied citizenship and right to vote in the upcoming mockeries. People may not like voting...

Bulgaria: George Michael For Tripoli Six

Eternal Remont reports that George Michael has joined the “You Are Not Alone” campaign to raise awareness of the Tripoli Six, “the six Bulgarian nurses who await death by firing...

Hindi Blogosphere: Scorn at activists and foodies’ delight!

Here we are again, ready to peek into the world of Hindi blogs to see what's happening in that part of the global blogosphere. A lot has happened in this...

Egypt: Blogger being Watched

From Egypt, Issandr El Amrani links to an article by Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas, who is back from a visit to the US and is worried about his safety back...

South Korea: Private Tutoring Is A Crime?

Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole reports on warning banners in hagwon neighborhood: All Foreigners are being watched for private teaching and if reported you will be deported and fined.

Francophone Morocco: Politics, Power, and Money

"If you don’t do politics, politics will do what it wants with you." Or, do politics make any sense in Morocco? Hamza Daoui checks in on this week's blogging to...

Block of Youtube: the Moroccan blogosphere react

A petition has been launched by Maghrebism to protest the block of the video-sharing site Youtube by Maroc Telecom (Vivendi International). “We demand that Maroc Telecom and Vivendi Universal immediately...

Syria: Presidential Referendum and Lebanon Clashes

Today, Syria is reelecting president Bashar Assad for a new seven-year term in office. The process is done through a referendum, which means there will be no other challengers. The...

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