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· June, 2010

Stories about Human Rights from June, 2010

Czech Republic: Dr. Milada Horáková's Death 60 Years Ago

The Reference Frame writes about the execution of Dr. Milada Horáková 60 years ago: “Many people were killed by the communists but she has clearly been the brightest woman ever...

Malaysia: Migrant worker fired for lodging complaint with government

jelas.info from Malaysia uploads a letter from labor groups highlighting the case of a migrant worker who was fired by an employer after lodging a complaint with the labor department.

Cuba: Spotlight on Fariñas

“In the wake of the death of political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo, Cuban independent journalist Guillermo Fariñas started a hunger strike to demand the release of some two dozen seriously...

Egypt: Allegations Against Khaled Said

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia comments on the allegations surfacing against Khaled Said – who was allegedly killed by police officers.

Egypt: Faceook Group Against Torture

A Facebook group was formed by Egyptian activists to mark the International Day Against Torture.

Middle East: Goodbye Saramago

Bloggers across the Middle East mourned the death of Portuguese writer Jose Saramago. Tarek Amr rounds up their reactions.

Egypt: The Ministry of Interior Seeks Revenge

Egyptian activists have utilised citizen media to the fullest in exposing police torture and corruption. Marwa Rakha writes about their newest initiative and uncovers the case of an Egyptian activist...

Pakistan: Perils Of Mixing State With Religion

Pakistani blogger Ayesha N. Rashid at Pak Tea House opines that “The 1974 decision to mingle state with religion developed the country (Pakistan) into an intolerant society.”

Lebanon: Letter to the President

Lebanese blogger finkployd writes a letter to the Lebanese President Michel Suleiman after three people were arrested for insulting him on Facebook.

Croatia: 9th Annual GLBT Pride Parade

The Daily Seyahatname/Blogging Balkanistan writes about Zagreb's ninth annual GLBT Pride Parade and notes that “President Ivo Josipovic became the first Croatian president to publicly support” the event.

Rwanda: Worrying signs in Kigali

Worrying signs in Kigali: “Jean-Leonard Rugambage, the editor of the Umuvugizi newspaper in Kigali, was gunned down in front of his home on Thursday. A man came up to his...

Brazil: Standing Against Mining in Gandarela

Local communities and netcitizens who care for the biodiverse Serra da Gandarela in Minas Gerais, Brazil, are taking a stand against Vale S.A. - a major mining multinational whose record...

Worldwide: The oil spills that don't make the news

The tragic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has the world's attention on the devastation that badly managed oil extraction can bring. However, in some places around the world,...

Iran: A woman may face stoning to death

According to several blogs including Rahrovaneraheakbar [fa], Sakine Mohmadi Ashtyani may face stoning to death in near future in Tabriz, in Iran. She was accused of having sex with two...

Iran: People resisted the Morality Police

A video film shows how people in Rasht, in the northern Iran, resisted the Morality Police when they wanted to arrest a woman. Read more here.

D.R. of Congo: The Murder of Human Rights Activist Floribert Chebeya

Floribert Chebeya, the leader of a human rights organization in D.R. of Congo, was found dead on June 2 under suspicious circumstances. Protests against his murder and other killings and...

Russia: Charges Against Alexanyan Dropped

Robert Amsterdam reports that “Russian prosecutors have finally dropped their case against Yukos lawyer Vasily Aleksanyan”: “But I don't really see this as a sign of clemency or change, or...

India:

Dheera Sujan at South Asia Wired highlights the works of an organization named ‘I Hear Foundation’, which is “working with hearing impaired kids and their parents to help diagnose, treat,...

Cuba: For the Bloggers

Generation Y posts interviews with Dr. Darsi Ferrer and Juan Juan Almeida.

Ghana: Employment challenges for the disabled

Nana writes about employment challenges for the disabled in Ghana.

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