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· May, 2010

Stories about Human Rights from May, 2010

Pakistan: The Lesson In The Facebook Ban

MENA: Rage after Israel Attacks Gaza-bound Flotilla

Emotions are running high across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), after Israel attacked a peaceful flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to besieged Gaza - and the Twittersphere is ablaze....

Maldives: A Non Muslim In the 100% Muslim Nation

Pakistan: Netizens Demand End To Internet Censorship

Jamaica: Mapping the state of emergency

Bangladesh: The Reason For The Facebook Ban

Slovakia: The Fight for Nationalistic Voters

Tibor Blazko writes about the growing nationalistic sentiments driven by some Slovak and Hungarian politicians and translates a related satirical video.

Bangladesh: Facebook Temporarily Blocked

Bangladesh has become the second country in Asia after Pakistan to block the entire Facebook domain. Bangladeshi bloggers are expressing their astonishment, anger and protest against this ban.

Angola: Similarities between Cabinda and East Timor

France: Questions and Controversy about ICC

Brazil: Rapper assaulted by Police Peacemaker Unit

Zimbabwe: Outlawed newspaper coming back

Eritrea: Exiled editor reunites with family

Russia: Blogger and Activist Arrested for Viral Video

Iran: Two Bloggers and Student Leader on Hunger Strike in Prison

Two bloggers and one leading student activist - deprived of their pen and blogs in an Iranian prison - are now using a hunger strike to protest prison conditions and...

Israel: The Freedom Flotilla – PR Stunt or Humanitarian Act?

Nine ships sailing from various destinations, including Ireland, Turkey and Greece, are headed towards the Gaza Strip, with the goal of breaking the Israeli maritime blockade. Gilad Lotan takes a...

Jamaica: Dudus, Security & Seaga

In the Tivoli Gardens area of Jamaica's capital city – home turf of alleged drug lord Michael Christopher “Dudus” Coke and epicentre of the unrest that has gripped the Caribbean...

Zimbabwe: Police raid house of Director of Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe

Iran: “Democracy is only the beginning”

Zimbabwe: Members of Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe tortured

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