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· February, 2008

Stories about Human Rights from February, 2008

Russia: Prince Harry and Local “Elite's Offspring”

Window on Eurasia writes about the Russians’ reaction to the news of Prince Harry's military service in Afghanistan.

Serbia, Kosovo: Lack of Trust

Balkan Anarchist writes at length about “the utter lack of inter-ethnic dialogue between Serbs and Albanians” in Kosovo.

Armenia: Politically Motivated Arrests

Unzipped provides its readers with a list of what it considers politically motivated arrests of people associated with former president, Levon Ter-Petrossian, following last week's disputed presidential election in Armenia.

Sri Lanka: NGOs and Markets

A Voice in Colombo on the market for NGOs working on human rights issues in Sri Lanka.

Korea: Companies that check how many times you go to the toilet

Companies that check how many times you go to the toilet ... What do you think? A post on a Korean blog about companies that monitor their employees every move,...

Jamaica: This and That

Jamaica and the World puts in her two cents’ worth on everything from a Minister being charged with fraud to the island's roller-coaster crime rate.

Russia: Ethnically-Motivated Violence

Moscow Through Brown Eyes reviews the coverage of a recent surge in ethnically-motivated violence in Moscow: “A month ago in my relatively sleepy bedroom community, a young Tadzhik citizen was...

Taiwan: No City for Old Aborigines

The first Presidential debate powered by citizen media platform Peopo was held on Feb 24. Two candidates running for President answers 20 questions raised by citizens who use Youtube-like video...

A book about political murders in Brazil

The Brazilian IndyMedia site is reporting about a new book by the Brazilian journalist Natália Viana about the political murders of human-rights activists in Brazil in the last decades. The...

Taiwan: Land Right

A Taiwanese aboriginal group, hunter motion, calls for an action on 28 of February to defend their right to preserve their hunting life style in their own land. The group...

Egypt: The Difference Between France and Egypt

Zeinobia from Egypt compares between how Egyptian and French presidents react to criticism from citizens in this post.

Cuba: Cardinal Points

“Nowhere in the world has the Catholic Church been a greater force for evil than in Cuba,” according to Review of Cuban-American Blogs. Babalu is not impressed with Cardinal Bertone's...

Kosovo: Implications for Other States

Pestcentric believes that “Kosovar independence has really opened a can of worms, the full extent of which has yet to manifest itself.”

Barbados, Jamaica: Abortion Debate

Blogging from Barbados, Gallimaufry draws attention to the issue of legalising abortions in the Caribbean.

Kosovo, Serbia: A Roundup

Update on Kosovo/Serbia: Belgrade 2.0 sums things up; East Ethnia discusses the possibility of partition; Csíkszereda Musings writes on the meaning of Kosovo for Romania's Székelyföld autonomy; Greater Surbiton re-posts...

Latvia: Kārlis Ulmanis

Marginalia writes about “every Latvian's favorite dictator, Kārlis Ulmanis.”

Ukraine: Missing Children

Orange Ukraine writes about Ukraine's missing children.

Poland, U.K.: Football and Anti-Semitism

The beatroot examines whether the UK and Polish football fans are the “most anti-Semitic in Europe.”

Estonia: National Identity

Itching for Eestimaa marks Estonia's independence day (Feb. 24) by writing about Estonian national identity.

Czech Republic, Slovakia: 60 Years Since Communist Takeover

The Reference Frame writes about the 60th anniversary of the Communist takeover of Czechoslovakia.

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