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· June, 2018

Stories about Human Rights from June, 2018

30 June 2018

With the provisional release of accused gang rapists, many ask if Spain is trivializing violence against women

"Not every man is a rapist, nevertheless, now that the five men charged with sexual abuse have been released from jail, we all become potential victims."

The dark side of World Cup fun in Russia: Online mobs are bullying women getting ‘too friendly’ with foreigners

RuNet Echo

The World Cup euphoria will fade in a few weeks, but hard questions about women's rights in Russia are still lingering, it seems.

28 June 2018

Simone Veil, the Immortal: A conversation with author Pascal Bresson on Veil's human rights legacy

"Beyond her image of rectitude and honesty, Simone Veil was, first and foremost, a woman who embodied her era and her struggle."

Netizen Report: As Erdogan’s reign continues, journalists remain under attack — are translators next in line?

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

With elections approaching, Pakistani journalists and activists face rising risk of assault, abduction

Advox

This election will mark the second time a democratic transition of power will occur in the country's history.

27 June 2018

With new anti-migration laws, the space for civil society in Hungary continues to shrink

"Hungary's gov targets NGOs...because Hungary is small and these happen to also be the only NGOs working on civil rights of Hungarian citizens: looking into police abuses, representing protesters..."

Did Syrians really have a choice? Final days in Ghouta: Caught between an immediate death and a delayed one

"Should we leave the land of our childhood? How can I take my wife and kids from a dark reality to an unknown one? Many questions and no definitive answers."

In long-awaited victory, Angola's only LGBT association receives legal recognition

"Now we are legal and we can speak with property owners without any fear, we can conduct and continue our activities legally, because we will pay the state's quota."

26 June 2018

Protesting Polish students stall controversial bill that would clamp down on academic freedom

"The new law on higher education centralises responsibility at universities and withdraws autonomy from individual faculties...In addition, smaller Universities are marginalized in favor of the larger ones."

25 June 2018

Rising star footballer is among more than a million Uyghurs sent to Chinese ‘re-education’ camps

More than one million Uyghurs in China's Xinjiang province have been sent to re-education camps to unlearn and correct their religious and political views.

Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh jailed on national security charges for representing hijab protesters

"If you ask me what the authorities are thinking deep inside, I will tell they just want Nasrin to sit at home and...and stop defending civil and political activists..."

22 June 2018

Netizen Report: Who will be next? Venezuela’s political crisis sees a new wave of censorship, media repression

Advox

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

21 June 2018

Peace marchers from Helmand look to change Afghanistan's narrative

"Seeing them was a moment of joy and healing for mom and me."

19 June 2018

‘We are victims who assist victims': Documenting human rights violations in Nicaragua

"The legal possibilities are next to none. The act of making an accusation is a gesture of symbolic justice. It is the first step in facing the trauma."

18 June 2018

Guyana's LGBT community hosts its first ever gay pride parade

"#Guyana is the only South American country where homosexuality is still illegal. It just held its first LGBT Pride parade. Let's hope decriminalisation is next..."

15 June 2018

Research reveals malicious digital campaign against Pakistani human rights defenders

Advox

The Amnesty International report reveals that a network of social media fake accounts are used to infiltrate the activists communities in Pakistan.

This digital novel narrates the violence against ethnic Chinese during the 1998 riots in Indonesia

"20 years on, 1998 is barely acknowledged. There [are] a lot of things to be done in terms of healing, to obtain some forms of justice."

Netizen Report: New rules in Cambodia and Tanzania force independent media to quiet down — or shut down altogether

Advox

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

Mob lynching in India based on WhatsApp rumors claims lives of two innocent men

"Candle light vigil last night in #KarbiAnglong by Karbi Students' Association, KNCA and many other organizations, demanding justice for #NilotpalDas and #AbhijitNath and an end to lynch mob culture..."

Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead

Advox

"It is virtually impossible to know who are our enemies and who are our friends."

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