· June, 2008

Stories about Human Rights from June, 2008

Cuba: EU sanctions

  23 June 2008

Ninety miles away….in another country posts two updates on the European Union's lifting of sanctions against Cuba. One is a comment on a CNN reporter's use of the word “blockade“, and the other a note on the arrest of an activist.

Georgia: Post-Election Concerns

Steady State comments on the evaluation of the recent parliamentary election in Georgia by the country's human rights ombudsperson as the “worst in the country’s history.” The blog also examines the position of international observers and the United States on the vote and raises it concern with some of the...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Mass Grave; Court Case

Srebrenica Genocide Blog posts images from a mass grave excavation at Zeleni Jadar. Foreign Policy Association's War Crimes blog writes about a case brought before a Dutch court to “determine whether Dutch peacekeepers operating under the flag of the United Nations are liable for the 1995 massacre of thousands of...

China: New website for a free Tibet

  19 June 2008

“With the start of the Beijing Olympics less than 50 days away,” writes cold mtn at the Tibet Will Be Free blog, Students for a Free Tibet is stepping up its Olympic campaign efforts with a new website. Check out their new strategy and video here.

Haiti: Jean-Juste Charges Dropped

  19 June 2008

Blog de Port-au-Prince is happy to report that all charges against Father Gerard Jean-Juste (the Catholic priest who is a prominent supporter of Famni Lavalas, the political party of ousted Haitian president Jean Bertrand Aristide) have been dropped.

Bahamas: Unfair Reporting

  19 June 2008

“I smell the stink of patriarchal collusion”: Bahamian blogger Womanish Words takes issue with the mainstream media's reporting of a brothel raid.

Russia: Poverty

Sean's Russia Blog writes about poverty in Russia: “Apparently living poor isn’t just about surviving, it’s about surviving artfully.”

Armenia: A1 Plus European Court Ruling

Six years after it was effectively removed from the airwaves, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has finally ruled in favor of the A1 Plus TV Station. Known for its criticism of the authorities, A1 Plus failed to win a tender for its own broadcasting frequency in April 2002.

The Balkans: Ingeborg Beugel

Say: Macedonia quotes from an interview with Ingeborg Beugel, “a Dutch reporter and author of several documentaries about the crimes committed in Bosnia”: “In an interview for the online site Sarajevo-x.com, she talks about the rise of the Greek nationalism and the participation of Greek mercenaries in the war in...

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