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· November, 2007

Stories about Human Rights from November, 2007

Egypt: Seven Years for Murder

Egyptian bloggers this week rejoice over the imprisonment of corrupt police officers, who tortured a carpenter to death. The celebration is all the more special, following the sentencing of men...

Russia: “Enemies of Russia”=”Enemies of the People”?

Window on Eurasia writes: “Russian President Vladimir Putin’s characterization of his political opponents and those standing behind them as ‘the enemies of Russia’ has sparked a discussion among his supporters...

Russia: Video Interview With Ludmila Alekseeva

Robert Amsterdam posts a YouTube interview with human rights activist Ludmila Alekseeva (in Russian, with English subtitles).

Russia: ‘Civilized’ Falsifying

TOL's Elections in Russia cites a Russian blogger's post on ways “to falsify the elections in a more ‘civilized’ manner.”

Russia: Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis and Executed Today write about the myths surrounding life and death of Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya.

Russia: Minor Attacks on the Opposition

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis posts another pre-election update that covers some virtual and real-life attacks on the opposition.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Trial for U.N. and Netherlands

Srebrenica Genocide Blog reports: “Dutch court ruled Tuesday that the United Nations and the Netherlands should face trial for the 1995 Srebrenica genocide.”

Belarus, Poland: Kurapaty, Katyń

TOL's Belarus watches Andrzej Wajda's Katyń and hopes to see a similar film about the Kurapaty tragedy in Belarus one day.

Russia: Double Standards

Sean's Russia Blog writes about double standards in coverage and reactions to the Russian election in the West: “To think President Bush had to nerve to throw his two cents...

Russia: Elections in Dagestan

Sean's Russia Blog explains “the context that Duma elections will take place in Dagestan.”

Russia: Pre-Election Update

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis posts another entry on the pre-election situation in Russia. Here's one of the highlights: “Kasparov's movement United Civilian Front (OGF) started a picket at the...

Uzbekistan: Stop Deportation of Asylum Seeker!

“Until this day I believed in freedom of media and its role in civil liberties in this country [Great Britain]. But information I have read today slightly changed my mind”,...

Egypt: YouTube Disables Activist's Account

A storm is brewing in the Egyptian blogosphere after video hosting site You Tube removed several videos featuring policemen torturing victims from their site. "This is by far the biggest...

Ukraine: Coverage of Holodomor in the East

Foreign Notes offers samples of media coverage of Holodomor in Eastern Ukraine.

Russia: Kasparov's Hunger Strike

Garry Kasparov is in jail and on “forced hunger strike” – and Robert Amsterdam believes that the ongoing crackdown on the opposition “reveals tremendous insecurities related to an unsustainable state...

Croatia: Some More on Election Results

Bosnia Vault reviews the results of the election in Croatia.

Iran:Reza Valizadeh,a leading blogger was arrested

According to[Fa] Negarakha and many other bloggers,Reza Valizadeh,journalist and blogger,was arrested today in Tehran.The blogger has been Baznegar site's manager.

Malaysia: Indian Protests

Sophie writes about the protests by Malaysian Indians that took place on Sunday in Malaysia. The protesters are demanding fair treatment for Malaysians of Indian ethnicity.

The Balkans: Media Coverage

Seesaw of Balkan Powder Keg follows Western media's coverage of the volatile situation in the Balkans: “My dear friends all over the world, especially in Europe, please do not say...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: More Srebrenica Victims

Srebrenica Genocide Blog reports on the excavation of the remains of 616 more Bosniak victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide in a mass grave located in an area nicknamed “Death...

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