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· February, 2012

Stories about Human Rights from February, 2012

29 February 2012

Cuba: Worry about Hunger Striker

Bangladesh: Boycotting Indian Products to Protest Brutality at Border

Indian Border Security Forces have killed more than 1,000 Bangladeshis in the last ten years. Some bloggers have started a campaign to boycott Indian products and services on March 1,...

Paraguay: An Interview on the Land Conflict in Alto Parana

Cuba, USA: Blogger Perspectives on the Embargo's 50th Anniversary (Part 1)

The United States' economic embargo against Cuba has been in existence for 50 years. To mark the occasion, Global Voices interviews two bloggers about the blockade and what it has...

28 February 2012

Sri Lanka: Abductions On The Rise In Sri Lanka

Video Highlights: Defending Human Rights

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories on video advocacy including indigenous rights and recent news from Latin America, East Asia, Western Europe and Sub Saharan Africa selected...

Jamaica: Inmate Beatings

Syria: Injured French Journalist Edith Bouvier Still Trapped in Besieged Homs

Le Figaro's Edith Bouvier and British photographer Paul Conroy, managed to survive the attack that killed two journalists in Homs, Syria. Conroy has since made it out but Bouvier remains...

27 February 2012

Bahrain: #Hungry4BH Trends Worldwide

Bahraini netizens, backed by the international community, helped raise the voices of detained political activists on hunger strike, by making their plight a trending topic on Twitter. Mona Kareem reports...

Cuba: Working for “The Enemy”?

Cuba: More Sunday Detentions

Iran: Female blogger was released from prison

Myanmar: Visiting the Kachin Refugee Camp

26 February 2012

Bolivia: Disabled Protesters Demand More Welfare Support

For nearly 100 days, a group of physically disabled people held a march from the eastern lower lands of Bolivia to the seat of government in capital La Paz, located...

Cambodia: Network Against Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking

25 February 2012

Italy: Historic ‘Guilty’ Verdict in the Eternit Asbestos Trial

It is a historic verdict: on February 13, 2012 in Turin, northern Italy, the two top senior executives of the multinational Eternit, a producer of asbestos, were sentenced to 16...

Iran: Another blogger was arrested

24 February 2012

Cuba: Prisoners’ Rights

Liberia: “Kill the Gays” Bill Spreading

Former Liberian first lady Jewel Howard Taylor has introduced a bill making homosexuality liable to a death sentence. Homosexuality is outlawed in 38 African countries.

Bolivia: Disabled Protesters Clash with Police

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