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· August, 2010

Stories about Human Rights from August, 2010

31 August 2010

Venezuela: Franklin Brito Dies After Several Hunger Strikes

Franklin Brito, a farmer who had been on a hunger strike since July 2009, died from a respiratory arrest in a military hospital on Monday night. Brito had lived through...

Egypt: Utilizing Technology to Demand Accountability on Torture, Police Brutality

Technology for Transparency Network

Bloggers and activists in Egypt are using freely available online tools to expose torture and police brutality and to hold the government accountable for these human rights abuses.

Cameroon: Prisoner of conscience Lapiro de Mbanga

Brazil: Bolivian Immigration in Numbers

Zimbabwe: Mugabe and the White African

Cuba: Same Old Song

30 August 2010

Armenia-Azerbaijan: More dialogue through film

With national television in Armenia and Azerbaijan controlled by the authorities or government-linked individuals, there is little opportunity for independent reporting. Now more objective and human interest stories can be...

Ghana: Photos of Ghanaians threatened with relocation

Cuba: Naming Names

Cuba: Interrogation

Russia: Bloggers Outraged by Putin's Interview

Taiwan: Students ask for more rights

29 August 2010

India: A Message To Pastor Jones

South Asia: Bloggers On The ‘Ground Zero Mosque’

The recent debate on the planned Islamic Center/Mosque near the site of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York, USA has been reverberated in many blogospheres around the world....

28 August 2010

South Korea: Extras Went On Strike

Russia: Mari Paganism and Charges of “Extremism”

Palestine: Abu Rahmah convicted of incitement for non-violent protest

Strong international, European, Arab, blogger, Twitter and media condemnation followed the conviction of non-violent Palestinian peace activist Abdallah Abu Rahmah, sentenced to prison by Israeli military court. Gabriel Nada rounds...

Russia: “Jailbird Moms”

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