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· July, 2007

Stories about Human Rights from July, 2007

Estonia: Gay Pride Controversy

Itching for Eestimaa writes about “Estonian journalism godfather Priit Pullerits who recently questioned the need for [a gay pride] parade.”

Latvia: U.S. Visa Humiliation

Latvian Abroad writes about the humiliating experience of obtaining a U.S. entry visa.

Poland: Warsaw Uprising

The beatroot reviews the history of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.

Sri Lanka: Illegal Abortions

Beyond Borders on the consequences of abortion being illegal in Sri Lanka – pointing out that the 300,000 illegal abortions in the country are a silent genocide if a person...

Central Asia: Expert interview

James of neweurasia interviews Central Asia specialist Dr. Eric McGlinchey – the topics of the long conversation include radical Islam, Russian influence, the regime in Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan's development.

South East Asia: Overworked Human Rights Commission

Rajan Rishyakaran feels that if there is ever going to be a ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) region wide official human rights organization, it is going to have...

Ukraine: Charity Tennis Tournament

Scenes from the Sidewalk writes about a charity tennis tournament intended for late October: “Our goal is to push the envelope and help the Kyiv community recognize the problems related...

Somaliland: Arrest of opposition politicians condemned

The Voice of Somaliland publishes a statement from the Qaran Party:”It is regrettable that at this day and age, having all experienced the horrors of bad regimes in the past,...

Haiti: Cervical Cancer Rates

Referring to a WHO report which estimates that nearly 80% of cervical cancer cases occur in developing countries, Dr. John Carroll identifies the disease as the leading cause of female...

Cambodian Blogger on Blogging

GV's Cambodian author Tharum Bun interviews Borin Ly, an Internet enthusiast and an avid blogger. Borin talks about his blogging experience and his motivations for creating the blog. Cambodia has...

Barbados, Jamaica: Caring for the Aged

Faced with the responsibility of tending to an ailing parent, Dennis Jones at Living in Barbados shares his thoughts on caring for the aged in the Caribbean.

Philippines: Anti-Terror Law takes effect

Five months after it was passed by Congress, the anti-terrorism law known as the Human Security Act took effect more than a week ago. The government describes the law as...

Palestine: The Plight of Women

Instead of the usual political banter, this week's view into the Palestinian blogosphere will focus on women - join Jillian York for a glimpse into what female bloggers (or those...

Japan: Protester nearly killed at Henoko Bay

An activist protesting environmental surveys currently being conducted in Henoko Bay (Okinawa) in preparation for the construction of a new military base was reportedly nearly killed when government-contracted divers attacked...

Bangladesh: The threat of floods and current politics

A flood on its way Like many places in the world it has been raining incessantly in many parts of Bangladesh for a number of days. The rain water had...

Bahrain: The Return of the British ‘Butcher of Bahrain’

Politics and human rights are, as ever, the chief topics of discussion on Bahrain’s blogs this week, but we also hear about things that aid and interrupt sleep, creatures that...

Iraq: Goooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaal !!!!!

... or Kicking off at the Iraqi Blogodrome. It's a football special today. With Iraq through to the finals of the Asian Cup bloggers are alight with comment on the...

Bahrain: Call for Justice

Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif writes about the launch of a new campaign to bring former secret service head Ian Henderson to justice.

Bahrain: Housing Crisis

Bahraini emoodz writes about his country's mounting housing crisis here.

Cuba: Castro's Keynote Speech

“So Raul described large problems that are of great interest to average Cubans…he is creating public expectations that some kind of change is coming, and that in time it will...

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