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· August, 2013

Stories about Human Rights from August, 2013

31 August 2013

Justice Goes Mobile for Residents of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

A fleet of buses painted in the colors of the Pakistani flag have been converted into traveling courtrooms.

VIDEO: Angolan Prison Authorities Crack Down on Prisoners

30 August 2013

UNICEF India Sounds the ‘Red Siren’ to #ENDviolence Against Children

While gender-related violence continues to rock India, with rape frequently making the headlines, a new campaign by UNICEF India turns the lenses on increasing sexual violence against children.

The Politics of Moscow's Migrant Crime Statistics

RuNet Echo

Moscow's next mayor will have little influence over domestic immigration policy, but that doesn't stop candidates from weighing in on the topic.

29 August 2013

Hong Kong's Civil Disobedience Campaign Seeks Inspiration from Martin Luther King

Democrats in Hong Kong are planning to occupy the city center and struggle for universal suffrage. Martin Luther King's civil disobedience campaign serves as their inspiration.

28 August 2013

Russia's Unpopular but “Necessary” Illegal Immigrant Camps

RuNet Echo

At the end of July, Moscow's Governor proposed a new detention center for illegal immigrants on a former military base near the Yegoryevsky district. Not everyone is thrilled.

26 August 2013

Mexican Officials Vote to Change Transparency Laws: A Backward Step in the Name of Security?

Mexican officials have passed a reform that allows for the organisational body that guarantees the public’s right to access information to be overruled on national security grounds.

Russian Political Prisoners Ignored by Everyone

RuNet Echo

Twelve men and women currently on trial for their involvement in the May 6, 2012 riots appear to have been largely forgotten.

24 August 2013

Three Youths Harassed After Speaking Catalan at Music Festival in Spain

Two cases of Catalanophobia, this time reported at Valencia's Arenal Sound festival, once again caused a stir on the Internet.

‘No’ to Homosexuality, ‘Yes’ to Child Marriage in Nigeria

A man was beaten for allegedly been gay in Nigeria where lawmakers recently passed a bill to criminalise homosexuality and voted for a clause to legalise child marriage.

Are Female Vigilantes The Answer To Stop Rapes In India?

India, reeling from the news of another woman gang-raped in Mumbai, is searching for a way to stop these sexual crimes.

23 August 2013

A Disappearing Generation of Indigenous Children in Kerala, India

Thirty-five tribal children in Attappady, India have died so far this year due to malnutrition.

Citizens Concerned as Agrarian Strike Escalates in Colombia

The government and farmers have not reached an agreement following four days of protest. Citizens meanwhile show their concern and call for action.

Jailed Blogger's Mother Begins Hunger Strike

The mother of jailed Iranian blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki has now joined him in a hunger strike to raise awareness for his plight.

A Lesson on Dignity from Syria

Syria: Photos of Chemical Weapons

22 August 2013

Kyrgyz Press: Shocking Titles, Latest Tattle

Kyrgyz newspapers are hotbeds of hearsay. Thanks to Gezitter.org, a blog translating their pages into Russian, non-Kyrgyz readers can also enjoy - or endure - the barrage of gossip.

21 August 2013

Death Threats Follow Cartoonist Latuff's Criticism of Brazil's Military Police

Known for political cartoons drawn with simple strokes and acidic humor, cartoonist Carlos Latuff believes he is in danger due to his recent jabs at the military police.

Killing of Jamaican Transgender Teen: Not Just Another Murder

Hate crime? Lynching? Or just another murder? Bloggers continue to discuss the killing of Jamaican transgender teen Dwayne Jones, and what it means for the country's homophobic reputation.

Assad Accused of Dropping Chemical Bombs on Damascus Suburb Al Ghouta

Horrible footage of dying (and dead) children are plastered across social media, calling for the world to break its silence on the atrocities being committed against civilians in Syria.

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