Stories about Human Rights from July, 2013
The mob murder of a transgender youth has got bloggers discussing the country's homophobic laws and Jamaicans' attitude towards gay people.
Comments from leading MPs in Germany on the surveillance scandals and security issues prove to be a cause for concern.
Asylum seekers will carry luggage at a train station in Gmünder, Germany for €1.05 an hour if a proposed integration project is passed.
Bahraini blogger Mohammed Hassan was arrested at dawn today. His telephone and computer were confiscated. Netizens call for his release.
Some argue it is impossible for Brazil's military police, a leftover from from the country's dictatorship, to view the people as anything but the enemy.
This is the second part of an interview with Mexican journalist Eileen Truax, who spoke about mainstream media and their coverage of immigration issues, among other topics.
If you deepen into the figures of domestic violence against women in Brazil, you will find that one in five women are victims.
Some fear authorities will make an example of her with harsh punishment.
Abbas Al-Mazraa and six of his brothers were arrested in Awwamiya today. The raid resulted in the burning of the family's house and cars.
Judging from attendance at recent demonstrations, Russian supporters of internet freedom have their work cut out for them if they want to move their cause from online to offline.
#stopwatchingus was the motto of demonstrations that took place last Saturday in Germany. The participants were protesting against surveillance by the secret services and government inaction.
Some netizens described Hazreen's appointment as a "surprisingly courageous, righteous and respectable initiative."
The women's marriage is being described as the country's first same-sex marriage. Bangladesh's laws criminalize homosexual relationships with life imprisonment.
Robert Valencia interviewed Mexican journalist Eileen Truax, who recently released her book ‘Dreamers: The Fight of a Generation for its American Dream’.
After the release of scientists kidnapped by the Mundurukus last June, the Brazilian government agreed to meet the indigenous and listen to their claims.
With rapid growth, polluted bodies of water, and few solutions in place, water is becoming scarce in India's third largest city.
With his half Jewish heritage, Evgeny Roizman would be an unlikely political star in Russia, were he anyone but Evgeny Roizman.
Taiwanese professor Hsu Shih-Jung was yelling "Today you demolished Taipu, tomorrow we demolished the government" when he was dragged away by police.
July 3 marked the one-year anniversary of the death of five civilians during clashes between police and demonstrators protesting against the Conga mining project. The people of Celendín demand justice.
Darfuri asylum-seeker and actor, Babaker (Babi) Ibrahim was arrested by Israeli police for not having a receipt for his bicycle, which was thus presumed to be stolen. His detention without trial sparked outrage and an online and offline campaign to release him.
More than 60 Vietnamese bloggers signed a unity statement urging the Vietnam government to improve its human rights record and commitment as it vies for membership in the UN Human Rights Council: The Vietnamese government also needs to review the human rights situation in their own country and the Vietnamese...