Stories about Human Rights from August, 2016
Whether they like it or not, Hangzhou residents must comply with government efforts to present theirs as the best and safest city in the world.
The government's denial of Jean's detention has left his friends and colleagues fearful that authorities may be concealing information on his whereabouts or death.
"For the first time in 27 years, Karimov is not in control of Uzbekistan."
"It is this determination that they show against all odds. I love the athletes in this team as if they were my own children."
The suit against Zam revolves a family that is fighting a property dispute against well-connected business man Ap Sonam Phuntsho, who is also father-in-law to the Chief Justice of Bhutan.
"Anyone that is still in doubt about the political nature of this case should search his inner conscience closely."
"The people of Daraya paid a heavy price for their dream of freedom. For four years they defended their autonomy from the Assadist state, and kept going despite the siege."
Web blocking continues to plague Bangladesh and Ethiopia, Peru drops US $22 million on spyware, and sharing just might become a crime in Colombia.
The wife of a labor activist has been charged with posting “insulting” content on Facebook even though she is not a member of the social media site.
From rape victims to democratic party donors, WikiLeaks' latest data dumps demonstrate a disturbing trend of publishing the personal information of private individuals.
"I dream every night that my parents and brothers and sisters are looking for me. I wake up every morning crying."
To those who know the history of Palestine, Ahmad Abughaush's surname speaks volumes. Yet this information was absent from news reports on his gold medal triumph at the 2016 Olympics.
Lawmakers want to "suspend US aid to Honduran police and military until human rights violations by security forces cease and those responsible for of such crimes are brought to justice.”
The vigil highlighted that the insecurity felt by some Sinhala Buddhists continues to persist, despite the fact that they remain the country's majority community.
"The decision of judge Olavo Zampol Júnior is another shameful and monstrous episode of judicial violence against the victims of military police."
"I know how important are a few hundred rupees in an impoverished person’s life. It means food, medicine and security."
Tiempo Muerto, or “The Dead Season,” can be so brutal on farmers that more than a quarter of a million people—a whopping 385,000 sugar workers—are affected on Negros Island alone.
In India, a Nationalistic ‘Witch Hunt’ Targets Journalists Who Exposed #BabyLift Trafficking Operation
According to its constitution, India is a secular republic with freedom of expression, but it also prohibits anything that hurts religious or ethnic sensitivities.
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Supporters of Hrant Dink are quietly hopeful that some of those responsible for his death, if not all, are about to face punishment.
A new report reveals the depth of the horrors happening inside Syria's most notorious torture prison, which one well-known Syrian dissident called "the most horrible place on earth".