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· October, 2008

Stories about Human Rights from October, 2008

31 October 2008

Trinidad & Tobago: Building Walls

D.R. of Congo: Blogging From the War Zone

The following are eye-witness accounts from bloggers based in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo about the situation in the area following fresh clashes between rebels, government...

D.R. Congo: Confusion Reigns in Goma

Two months ago fighting resumed in the DR Congo's Eastern province of North Kivu between the rebel group led by Laurent Nkunda and government forces, in violation of a peace...

30 October 2008

Haiti, U.S.A.: Death Squad Leader Convicted

Cuba, U.S.A.: Voting on the Embargo

The United Nations General Assembly yesterday approved a resolution condemning the U.S. embargo. For the seventeenth year running, the vote went in favor of the Cuba-sponsored resolution and bloggers -...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Price of Progress

Jamaica: Missing Children

China: Uyghurs Speak Out on Hotel Restrictions

29 October 2008

Malaysia: Press freedom ranking

Thailand will ban websites that attack monarchy

Russia: “Help Svetlana Bakhmina” Petition

As of now, 71,250 people have signed an online petition appealing to the Russian president to pardon Svetlana Bakhmina, a former senior lawyer for Mikhail Khodorkovsky's oil company Yukos, who...

27 October 2008

Japan: Arrested in Shibuya just for walking?

Morocco: Barça Fan Jailed for Superlative Statement

Many bloggers were shocked last week to learn that a young Moroccan man had been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for what seemed like such a minor "crime." The young...

Guyana: Social Services

South Korea: Homophobia

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