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· December, 2007

Stories about Human Rights from December, 2007

Caucasus: 2007 Blog Review

With 2008 less than a day away at time of writing, it seems only appropriate to take a look back at the blogging highlights in the Caucasus for 2007. Certainly,...

Egypt: Murad and the Freedom of Speech

Judge Murad lost his case and the court ruled in favour of freedom of speech. The Administrative Judicial Court issued a sentence in Case No. 15575 / 61, which was...

Bahrain: Reactions after the riots and arrests

In another special roundup, we have the reactions of Bahrain's bloggers to the events of the last few weeks, when rioting took place after the death of a demonstrator during...

Russia: Holiday Charity (via Egoism)

Russia is embarking on a 10-day national vacation: from Dec. 30 to Jan. 8, the country will be celebrating the New Year's and Orthodox Christmas - and should also have...

Serbia: “Manufactured Guilt”

Gray Falcon writes that “only by rejecting this manufactured guilt and by understanding who made it and with what purpose can the Serbs begin their path to freedom.”

Nari Jibon: Women bloggers and the dowry problem in Bangladesh

This week we look at some brilliant articles from Nari Jibon’s women bloggers. They discuss the menace of wedding dowries, which make the lives of poor families difficult by forcing...

The Balkans: B92 and Milošević

In a somewhat roundabout way, Alan Jakšić of Balkan Anarchist tells of how B92 radio, site and blogs have helped him to change his mind about Slobodan Milošević.

Nigeria: Oil's Dirty Business

Timbuktu Chronicles writes about the documentary, Delta, Oil's Dirty Business: “Directed by Yorgos Avgeropoulos, “DELTA – Oil's Dirty Business” “…portrays the image of “development”, the way giant multinational petroleum companies...

Cuba: Freedom and Environment

Babalu Blog disagrees with a New York Times article that suggests the ending of the US embargo could mean the end of environmental preservation in Cuba.

Armenia: Corrupt Politics

Martuni or Bust reminds it readers that the former judge now turned radical opposition activist as the February 2008 presidential election in Armenia draws closer has a few skeletons in...

Saudi Arabia: Free Fouad Update

The leading Saudi blogger, Fouad Alfarhan, who has been arrested in Jeddah on December 10, 2007 for exercising his freedom of speech on his popular blog alfarhan.org has sent a...

Poland: Ecology, Coal Mines, Iraq

Our Man in Gdansk comments on the coverage of Poland's ecology, coal mines and involvement in Iraq.

Poland: Simon Mol

The beatroot writes again about Simon Mol, a “Cameroonian ‘refugee’, poet and human rights activist” charged with infecting 12 Polish women with HIV. (Many of the 213 comments to this...

The Baltics: “Borderlands (V)”

There's something to grieve and much to celebrate when the Baltic states join the Schengen, writes Marginalia.

Latvia, Estonia: Valka and Valga

Valka is in Latvia, Valga – in Estonia. Until 1920, they used to be one town, Walk. “The Latvian side faces a back door of an Estonian supermarket.” But, as...

Ukraine: Yanukovych Privatizes State Residence

Ukrainiana translates a video in which Victor Yanukovych is threatening to sue a journalist for questions on murky privatization deal.

Dubai: Sex Slaves Exist

Bahraini Esra'a says slavery isn't a thing of the past and that sex slaves exist in our modern day and age. She also posts related videos which expose the sex...

China: Scrap the death penalty?

Was it New Jersey's undoing of the 1976 reinstatement of capital punishment earlier this month, or the United Nations General Assembly's call for a worldwide moratorium on the death penalty...

Taiwan: An Ironic Human Rights Day

In this article, I will carry on the subject from my last article in bringing you information on human rights in Taiwan. Top Ten News on Human Rights The Taiwan...

Saudi Blogger Fouad Al Farhan Arrested in Jeddah

Saudi Arabia added yet another accolade to its freedom of speech record by arresting its first blogger. Fuad Al Farhan, considered by many as being the dean of Saudi bloggers...

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