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· January, 2014

Stories about Human Rights from January, 2014

Four Biggest Misconceptions About #Euromaidan Protests in Ukraine

  26 January 2014

Ucrainica Marginalis published an overview of the four largest misconceptions about #Euromaidan, written by scholars Sofiya Grachova & Stephen A. Walsh. What this overview points out is the vast gap between how international media and outside spectators view what is happening and the message that Ukrainians involved in Euromaidan protests...

Independent Ukrainian Filmmakers Create #Euromaidan Documentaries

  26 January 2014

In Ukraine, several filmmakers united to produce a video chronology of the events that came to be known as the Euromaidan protests. “BABYLON'13”, named after a bar in which the filmmakers came up with the idea for the project, is a collection of short documentaries reflecting the development of the...

Indonesia Apology Urged Over Massacre of a Million Citizens in 1965

  26 January 2014

Human rights groups Tapol and East Timor and Indonesia Action Network have launched a campaign called ‘Say Sorry for '65’ addressed to the Indonesian government in relation to the reported killing of a million citizens during the anti-communist campaign of the government in the 1960s: In 1965/66, up to a...

Chinese Billionaire Activist's Confession and Release

  24 January 2014

Chinese billionaire activist Wang Gongquan, who was arrested and detained for more than 4 months, was released on bail after making “confessions” that he and another citizen right activist Xu Zhiyong had organized and incited criminal activities to assemble a crowd to disrupt order in public space. Offbeat China has...

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Rule of Law Overturned in Nauru

  22 January 2014

The government of the tiny pacific island nation of Nauru has caused a legal and political storm by getting rid of its senior judiciary.

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