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· August, 2008

Stories about Human Rights from August, 2008

30 August 2008

Thailand: People’s coup or putsch?

Since Tuesday, anti-government protesters have invaded Thailand’s Government House demanding the resignation of Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej. The rallyists, estimated to be as low as 3,000 to as high...

Appeal of Singapore-based Burmese patriots

29 August 2008

Russia, Georgia: The Balkan Context

Saudi Arabia: Independent women

While there are no doubt restrictions for women living in Saudi Arabia, they do not necessarily match the oppressive image that many foreigners have of the country. In this post...

Afghanistan: Child Sexual Abuse

28 August 2008

Kenya: Reproductive Rights Bill Sparks Abortion Debate

A bill proposed by Kenyan women's rights groups, which would make it easier to have an abortion, has re-sparked the debate about legalizing abortion. The procedure is currently illegal in...

South Ossetia, Russia: Photos From Tskhinvali and Vladikavkaz

Russia: Anti-War Music

South Ossetia: Photos From Tskhinvali

Haiti: Homes Being Destroyed

Venezuela: Yukpa Indians, Chávez and land disputes

Citizen media videos have been uploaded informing of the situation arising in Venezuela between the Yukpa Indians of the Perijá Mountains, landowners and President Chávez. This dispute over land limits...

South Korea: Leftwing Economist Arrested for Subversion

South Korea: Sex Offender Bracelet

Georgia, Russia: Interethnic Relationships

Tbilisi-based LJ user shupaka and Russian war journalist Vadim Rechkalov (LJ user voinodel) share stories about interethnic relationships in Georgia and North Ossetia, Russia, in the time of conflict between...

27 August 2008

Brazil: The rice war on indigenous land

India: Kashmir and Shame

Saudi Arabia: Off the road

Lebanon: Maid is Lebanese for Slave

How are some housemaids or domestic helpers being treated in Lebanon? Nash Suleiman sums up the reactions of Lebanese bloggers to this tragedy, following the release of a report on...

Korea: Can a brassiere be a dangerous product?

On the 15th of August, the 815 Liberation Day led people to gather together and to have a 100th candlelight vigil. While they marched on the street, some of them...

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