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· June, 2009

Stories about Human Rights from June, 2009

Togo Abolishes Death Penalty

Togo's National Assembly voted on Tuesday to end the death penalty for all crimes, making it the 15th member of the African Union to abolish capital punishment.

Israel: 7th Most Internet Connected Country in World

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Breaking the Silence

Cuba: Hurricane Victims

Belarus: Death penalty and Europe

Iran: Neda becomes a symbol for the protesters

Neda was an Iranian woman who was shot dead by Basij militia on Saturday during a protest of thousands against the Iranian presidential election results that declared Mahmoud Ahmadinejad president....

Russia: Views on Events in Iran

Egypt: Play and put an end to Torture

China: More corpses found in Shishou hotel; disputes continue.

The death of a chef triggered a mass protest that finally brought over ten thousand armed police into the town for crackdown. The dead’s families along with thousands of people...

Trinidad & Tobago: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Breezeblog: Valuing a Free Press

Russia: Birthday interview with Khodorkovsky

Armenia: Opposition detainees released

Following a general amnesty agreed upon by the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on 19 June, several senior opposition figures on trial and in detention for over a...

Malawi: Reactions to Madonna's adoption of Chifundo

For some who never knew Malawi, they have gotten to hear about the country in Africa purely because of Madonna whose full name is not known to many. It appears...

Iran: Suffering in Iran

Lithuania: Oslo mayor in gay protest

Launch of communist victims website

Guyana, U.S.A.: Watch List

Greece: Bloggers interview Iranian protesters

With the clampdown on journalism and communications in Iran, most Greek mainstream media have resorted to conveying reports from social media, second or third-hand, through western news organizations. Some Greek...

Cambodia: Report outlines Khmer Rouge Tribunal's latest troubles

A report details the latest issues to plague the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. The report, released in late May 2009, states the Tribunal's legitimacy is threatened by charges of corruption and...

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