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· January, 2010

Stories about Human Rights from January, 2010

31 January 2010

Serbia, Russia: Author Awarded for Book on Ratko Mladić

Belarus: LGBT Issues

Iran: Two Bloggers in Danger of Death

Two Iranian bloggers, who are also human rights defendants, are behind bars under serious charges. Mehrdad Rahimi and Kouhyar Goudarzi have been accused of wanting to wage “a war against...

28 January 2010

Egypt: The Right to Speak Up

Egyptian bloggers and activists held a conference on January 22 in defense of their right to speak up after more than 20 Egyptian bloggers were arrested when their train arrived...

Russia: Prosecution Against Opposition Blogger Stopped

RuNet Echo

The first criminal case against a blogger in Russia with a happy ending unfolded over a long period of time. After two years of investigation and three socio-linguistic assessments, experts...

Belarus: Politics and Economy Update

27 January 2010

Russia: Lyudmila Alexeyeva; “Zhivago's Children”

Brazil: The National Program for Human Rights – Part 1

Controversy has erupted following the proposal of a legislative reform package that decriminalises abortion and criminalises homophobia, bans religious symbols from public spaces and calls for a truth commission.

Japan: Peace walkers

26 January 2010

Philippines: “Renewable Marriage Bill”

A partylist group in the Philippines wants to introduce a law that would put a ten-year expiration date on marriage contracts. As expected this unique proposal generated an intense reaction...

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