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· January, 2009

Stories about Human Rights from January, 2009

30 January 2009

Indonesia: Fatwa against smoking, yoga, vasectomies….

Indonesian bloggers are reacting to the Fatwa issued by the Indonesian Ulema Council which included, among others, a ban on yoga that contain Hindu elements, a ban on vote abstention,...

Rohingya Muslims facing cultural genocide

Cuba: Hope and Change

Russia: Medvedev on Markelov's Murder

Ukraine: KGB Archive

29 January 2009

Egypt: What Next After Guantanamo Bay?

Cuba: Human Rights & Political Prisoners

Jamaica, Zimbabwe: Hunger Strike

Hong Kong: From Censorship Debate to Critique of Christian Right

The debate over censorship of indecency in Hong Kong sparkled by the consultation on the Control of Obscene and Indecent Article Ordinance (COIAO) has developed into a critique of religious...

28 January 2009

Russia: Medvedev vs Putin's Espionage Law

Ukraine: Medical Center for Street Children

Erin Brockovich wanted in Egypt

Egyptian Blogger sued for slander and looses. Zeinobia wrote about Tamer Mabrouk who blogs from Port Said and who published a report supported by photography showing how “Trust Chemical Industries”...

Armenia: Open Letter Against Intolerance

Armenia: No PACE Sanctions

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Young Bloggers Bridge Geopolitical Divides

Nearly 15 years after a ceasefire agreement put the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh on hold, a lasting peace remains elusive and few...

Trinidad & Tobago: New Grassroots Effort

Guyana: Going High-Tech

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