Stories about Human Rights from November, 2018
Syrian prisoners of conscience announce a hunger strike in Hama Central Prison, leaked footage reveals
"I had no political or partisan background. I just had a dream of a different Syria, so I joined my fellow Syrians who took to the streets in peaceful protests."
"The truth is that the image circulating is fake. It belongs to Wakil Kohsar and was taken in 2016, two years ago."
On International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, human rights organisations continue to call for the release of jailed Saudi women activists.
The complaint was filed mere weeks before's CCTV's opening of its European hub in Chiswick Park in London.
How far is Google willing to go to get the Chinese government's blessing?
Public outrage forced the Attorney General's Office to suspend the jailing of the female teacher, who was sexually harassed by her boss.
"They sprinted over the 50-meter stretch between the asphalt road and the mountain... 30 minutes later, the guide stopped and told them that they had just crossed the danger zone."
As a response to the 40-million-view music video, the Thai government launched its own rap song celebrating innovation and progress (it flopped).
After a bloody attack on an opposition leader, critics of the Serbian regime express fears of a descent into fascism
"We will fight to ensure that Serbia doesn't remain a country of bloody shirts, and a country where the blood of those who think differently from the regime is spilled."
#QanoonSabKayLiye campaign is a series of Facebook and Twitter posts that explain the rights and obligations of the citizens under the Constitution of Pakistan.
Thanks to innovative efforts using YouTube and Facebook, airport authorities have begun to decrease crime and help passengers in Bangladesh's biggest airport.
To critics, the pinned tweet wasn't about graffiti at all, but was instead a reaction to criticism of how the immigration body treats refugees, undocumented workers and others in detention.
What seemed like a spike in repression against civil society advocates and intellectuals may actually be the new normal.
Local sources in Malistan and Jaghori told Global Voices that F-16s flew over the skies for days without intervening.
"I am prepared to go to jail… So long as we are not crushed by the trial and the prison sentence...then we will come out stronger."
Saudi Arabia's execution of another migrant worker angers Indonesians and strains an already fraught diplomatic relationship
According to the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, about 103 Indonesians were handed death sentences in Saudi Arabia between 2011 and 2018.
Activists called the ruling “a clarion call to engage state actors on how the law engenders social and economic exclusion of disadvantaged groups”.
Committee to Protect Journalists staffers were detained in Tanzania, China is flagging fake news on Weibo and activists across Africa face arrest on defamation charges.
Bangladesh's now-postponed repatriation would have turned the plight of Rohingya refugees from bad to worse
"How can repatriation still be an objective, when all the evidence shows that these cyclical influxes into Bangladesh are rooted in Myanmar's persecution and denial of citizenship to Rohingya?"
Biram Dah Abeid, who is also an elected government official, is accused of slandering and threatening a journalist with close ties to the Mauritanian government.
Even if Tanzania sorts out its mixed messages on homosexuality and human rights — there are other challenges keeping the foreign affairs minister up at night.