· February, 2006

Stories about Human Rights from February, 2006

Non Violence, Conservatism & Human Rights

  21 February 2006

Fanousian , a collective blog, has done an interview with Dr. Brian Martin writer in nonviolence, and associate professor in Science, Technology and Society at the University of Wollongong. This blog has already focused on non violence movement for couple of months. It is fascinating that bloggers not only provide...

Russia: 50th Anniversary of Khrushchev's Speech

  21 February 2006

Nikita Khrushchev began the process of de-Stalinization 50 years ago, with a speech given at the 20th Communist Party Congress, held February 14-25, 1956. Sean Guillory of Sean's Russia Blog discusses the event's significance and reviews the coverage of the anniversary. He also reproduces parts of an interview with Sergo...

Afghan Whispers: Civil Society, Corruption & Secularism

  20 February 2006

Safrang writes about civil society in Afghanistan : “As the world is becoming a small but global village such proceedings not only entails scattering within the human family but also undermines the efforts for peace and solidarity around the globe. The civil society of Afghanistan, likewise, does not consider resorting...

Ethiopia: Positive outcomes

  20 February 2006

One Ethiopia presents the positive side to Ethiopia's recent political crisis under the repressive regime of Meles Zenawi……..”We have taken the tiger by the tail and we won’t let go. Mr. Meles has no idea how close he comes to the truth every time he brags about how Ethiopia is...

Palestine: Parliament Convens

  18 February 2006

The Palestinian parliament convenced its first session today the 18th of February, 2006 despite of Israeli moves to bar Gaza workers, lawmakers, people and even goods from entering Israel. Laila el-Haddad wrote a comprehensive report about the event in addition to her photostory on the views of nine Palestinians and...

Ukraine: 10 Uzbek Asylum Seekers Deported

  17 February 2006

Peter Byrne at Abdymok links to a Ukrainian-language story on ten Uzbek asylum seekers who were deported from Ukraine in violation of international law. He thinks this is “almost as bad as shipping rocket launchers to Burma.” Holly Cartner, director of Human Rights Watch's Europe and Central Asia Division, believes...

Nigeria: Army v citizens

  17 February 2006

Agodi News describes President Obasanjo as irresponsible and dangerous following the use of military helicopters to fight illegal bunkering in Warri.……….”Why use bomb on your own community when you can simply shut down whatever illegal operation was going on peacefully and positively? Is the Nigerian army at war?”

Iran: Bloggers back Fired Professor

  16 February 2006

According to Rooznamenegar No (New Reporter) many bloggers back popular communication professor, Mr.NamakDoost, who was fired recently (Persian). It seems Saturday there will be a demonstration to back him. During recent months more university professors and responsibles have been fired without clear reason.

Burundi: Human rights abuses

  16 February 2006

Agathon Rwasa points to an Amnesty International report on human rights violations in Burundi…”Amnesty International reaffirms its call to bring to justice all perpetrators of serious human rights abuses in a fair trial that strictly complies with international standards and without recourse to the death penalty. “

Zimbabwe: WOZA demonstrate for Bread and Roses

  15 February 2006

The Bearded man reports on a protest held in Harare yesterday by WOZA (Women of Zimbabwe Arise). More than 400 women were arrested in the demonstration called Bread and Roses…….”The bread stands for the need for affordable food, and the roses represent the need to be dignified and the call...

This Week in Palestinian Blogs: Palestine Now

  15 February 2006

Via The Black Iris, Naseem Tarawnah blogs the latest news of the first Palestinian movie to ever be nominated for an Oscars right after winning the Golden Globe: Paradise Now. Naseem posted an article about Israeli lobbies against tagging the film again as Palestinian. An interesting chain of comments evolved...

Ethiopia: Message to the youth

  14 February 2006

Ethiopian Politics writes a message to Ethiopian youth asking them not to make the same mistakes as older generations…..”These are the pitfalls my generation has fallen prey to, but you the hope of our new Ethiopia, must avoid at all cost: · Ethnocentric jingoism, Intolerance for political dissent, Cultural insensitivity

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