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· July, 2010

Stories about Human Rights from July, 2010

Egypt: Do Egyptians have a natural aversion towards women?

Do Egyptians have a natural aversion towards women? Zeinobia is very unhappy with this emerging social trend, Mohaly is wondering where we are going with segregation, Diptychal wonders why they...

Nicaragua: 2.0 Meeting of Blogs and New Media in Managua

On August 12 and 13 the event 2.0 Meeting of Blogs and New Media (2.0 Encuentro de Blogs & Nuevos Medios) will take place in Managua, with the participation of...

Chile: Mapuche on Hunger Strike over Anti-terror Law

On July 12, 2010, fourteen Mapuche indigenous detainees began a hunger strike to denounce the Chilean State’s treatment of Mapuche communities in southern Chile. The strike is aimed mainly at...

Bulgaria: Government's Pressure on the Media

Veni Markovski writes about the Bulgarian government's most recent attack on the independent media: “This latest pressure on the free media comes after a number of worrisome cases, involving journalists...

China: First hand account of two Chinese artists arrested and beaten

Under the Jacaranda Tree posts a first hand account written by Diane Gatterdam on the arrest of two Chinese artists, Yang Licai and Wu Yuren.

Russia: Interview With ‘A Good Treaty’ Russia Blogger

Sublime Oblivion interviews the author of A Good Treaty blog, continuing the Watching the Russia Watchers interview series that was launched by Andy Young of Siberian Light.

Belarus: A Conscientious Objector Released From Jail

BelarusDigest reports on the release from prison of conscientious objector Yevgeny Yakovenko.

Serbia, Kosovo: Another View on ICJ's Ruling

The Greater Surbiton writes that “the ICJ’s ruling on Kosovo sets a precedent that is dangerous only for tyrants and ethnic cleansers.” (More views are here and here.)

The Balkans: Regional Lottery vs Nationalism

Belgraded writes about the planned revival of “the one big regional lottery” in the former Yugoslavia and does not “miss the opportunity to point out just how stupid nationalism is.”

Cuba, U.S.A.: Reason to Smile?

Ariel Sigler Amaya arrives in the United States from Cuba to undergo medical treatment; Uncommon Sense applauds his resolve.

North Korean Football Team Reprimanded in Public

North Korea’s national football team were reprimanded in public for losing all of their matches in the FIFA World Cup, South Korea’s Chosun reported. According to the source, team members...

Georgia: Presidential faux pax

The Tbilisi Blues comments on the latest gaffe by Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili when he called his prime minister a term considered politically incorrect in the West. The blog says...

Armenia: Doubts about reported suicide in the Army

Unzipped comments on news that a contract officer in the Armenian army has been reported dead. With mistreatment in the military common and of concern to human rights groups, the...

Israel: Rape by Deceit or Racism?

The recent conviction of rape by deceit of an Arab posing as a Jew to seduce a Jewish woman to engage in sexual intercourse has sparked conversations across the Hebrew...

Bangladesh: Minimum Wages Raised In Garments Sector

After long protests and bargaining with the employers and the workers, the Bangladesh Government has decided to raise the minimum wages to Tk. 3000 per month ($44) which is approximately...

Trinidad & Tobago: Types of Discrimination

gspottt applauds new Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar for acknowledging that discrimination “includes, but is certainly not limited to, racial bias.”

Russia: “Putin-Jugend”

Simon Shuster writes for The Huffington Post about a summer camp for Russia's “group-think generation.”

Belarus: Election 2011

Notes and updates on the upcoming 2011 presidential election in Belarus – at BelarusDigest (here, here, and here).

Serbia: More on the Beating of a Journalist in Belgrade

Anegdote comments on the recent beating of journalist Teofil Pančić in Belgrade: “The government needs thugs, and thugs need the government. The cycle goes on.” (A GV translation on the...

India: RTI Activist Murdered

On the 20th of this month, 33yr old Amit Jethwa, a prominent environmentalist and Right to Information (RTI) activist was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen opposite the Gujarat High...

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