Stories about Human Rights from October, 2014
More than a thousand people gathered in Myanmar's capital to call for an investigation into the death of a journalist who supporters allege was tortured and killed by the army.
A group of high school students in Thailand is organizing a series of protests, demanding education reforms from the military-led government.
"They were taken alive, we want them back alive!" The student community in Mexico shows their solidarity for the missing students of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, which remains unresolved.
According to the UNHCR, 612,700 applied for asylum in North America, Europe, East Asia and the Pacific last year – the highest since 2001.
Cheng Hsin-Tse was sentenced to death in 2002 for the murder of a police officer. Due to the lack of hard evidence, his supporters want a review of his sentence.
Lebanon has about 250,000 migrant domestic workers, primarily women from the Philippines, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Madagascar and several West African nations.
It is illegal in Thailand today to organize or join rallies, but a group of Thai students expressed their support for Hong Kong's protesters in a special Google Hangout discussion.
Once branded Central Asia's 'Island of Democracy', Kyrgyzstan now seems to be trying to outdo Russia in the homophobic legislation stakes. For LGBT groups, it is a big worry.
Russia hasn't elaborated its grievances against the human rights group, but Memorial says the main issue is that officials want it to adopt a more centralized organizational structure.
Kayhan has accused reformist newspapers of publishing news related to the attacks in order to destroy the image of the "believers" and "supporters" of the Islamic regime.
Dictators Jean-Claude and Francois Duvalier never paid for their crimes while alive; indeed, the fact that justice was not served is still a thorn in the side of many Haitians.
Bahrain is in the third year of its crackdown on activists. International media reports the protests as a Shia-led revolution against a Sunni regime, but activists say this is simplistic.
A spate of state violence, including the case of the missing Ayotzinapa students, has prompted Mexicans to demand the resignation of President Enrique Peña Nieto on Twitter under #DemandoTuRenunciaEPN.
Human rights groups fear the water cannon trucks will be used to suppress the strike of garment workers.
In writing about subjects that demand a passionate response, classic journalistic style can be a very blunt tool.
Governments in a growing list of nations have recognized that modern-day connectivity can prove a lethal challenge to their legitimacy and very existence.
María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio volunteered as a contributor with Valor por Tamaulipas (Courage for Tamaulipas), a citizen media platform that allows users to file anonymous reports on violence.