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· June, 2011

Stories about Human Rights from June, 2011

30 June 2011

Brazil: 40 Cities Make the Freedom March

Forty Brazilian cities had their streets taken over by the Freedom March on Saturday 18 June. A multitude of groups, collectives, movements, entities and outraged people rallied around the country...

China: Sudanese President Bashir's Visit Raises Eyebrows

In the same week that China voices support for an International Criminal Court warrant out on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, it rolls out the red carpet for another ICC fugitive,...

Peru: Peace Restored in Puno Following Agreements

Through the enforcement of recent statutes put in place by the executive, little by little peace is being restored in the Puno region after recent conflict and social unrest (both...

Egypt: Khaled Saeed Murder Trial Postponed

Khaled Saeed, a young man from Alexandria allegedly killed at the hands of policemen in June, has been an icon of the Egyptian revolution. His murder fueled discontent among young...

29 June 2011

Macedonia: Spin of the Day

Macedonia: Taboo on Protesting Against Police Brutality

Swziland: AFP Correspondent Phone Bugged

Jamaica: Child Labour

Spain: Hundreds Protest Against the Syrian Regime

Hundreds of people in Madrid, Spain demonstrated in support of the Syrian people. They demanded the expulsion of the Syrian ambassador in Spain, and that the Spanish government sanction the...

Republic of Congo: Widows Demand Their Rights

Iran: Solidarity with Hunger Striking Prisoners

Protests were organized in at least 25 cities around the world on Saturday June 25, 2011, to show solidarity with the approximately 18 political prisoners who are on hunger strike...

Guinea: “Democracy, Backwards”

Lebanon: “Welcome to Lebanon” as Seen By a Migrant Worker

28 June 2011

Michael Sandel in China

Last month, renowned Harvard professor Michael Sandel delivered a lecture on justice and morality at Tsinghua University in China. He also talked about how his theories relate to contemporary China...

Haiti: Helping to Stop Human Trafficking

Brazil: Despite Protests, Government Insists on Belo Monte Dam

There are recent developments in the controversy regarding Belo Monte Hydroelectric Plant and its dams, the world's third largest project in terms of energy capacity, which is to be built...

Kazakhstan: HIV-positive prisoners demanding respect

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