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· July, 2009

Stories about Human Rights from July, 2009

31 July 2009

Russia: Riot Police Break Up Opposition Rally

Some 100 protesters gathered for an unsanctioned opposition rally in central Moscow on Friday. At 6 PM, hundreds of riot police broke up the rally, detaining 47 people, some of...

Cuba: Political Prisoners

Chinese NGOs: reading political signs in the fate of Gongmeng

Armenia: Homophoia and intolerance

30 July 2009

The Balkans: Mladic Update

Russia: Activists Appeal To Iranian Opposition

Haiti: Secret Funeral

Hijablogging: On Burqas and Bans

Although the practice of wearing hijab has been around since pre-Islamic times, the debate surrounding it has increased in recent years. Whereas in some countries, hijab is mandated, in others,...

29 July 2009

Belarus, Russia: Bloggers React to Graphic Chechen War Video

On July 3, Belarusian blogger Tatsiana Elavaya posted a provocative video showing the assassination of captive Russian soldiers by Chechen guerrillas during the 1999 war in Chechnya. The video had...

Bermuda, Haiti: Standing Up

Haiti: What Happened to Pierre-Antoine?

Japan: Parental child abduction

Given the rise in cases where children born to a Japanese mother and a foreign father are abducted by the Japanese mothers and brought to Japan without the father's consent,...

DRC: Rape Epidemic Fuels Fistula Cases

Ongoing fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues to take its toll on women's health. One consequence is more cases of a health condition called fistula, which is...

28 July 2009

Iran: Kahrizak, a prison from Hell

Trinidad & Tobago: Mother Earth

Cuba, U.S.A.: Cabot Journalism Prize

Jamaica: Dancehall & Child Abuse

China: One-Child Policy Heading for a Revision

According to Time magazine, the one-child policy, a cornerstone of contemporary China, will be changed when word got out late last week that Shanghai was encouraging couples to have additional...