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· January, 2010

Stories about Human Rights from January, 2010

25 January 2010

Chile: Modern Day Human Rights for the Mapuche

The Museum of Memory in Chile documents human rights abuses during the Pinochet dictatorship. During its inauguration, 2 Mapuche women interrupted President Bachelet's speech, reminding the country that there are...

Iran: Iranians commemorate Neda's birthday

Iranians inside and outside the country remembered Neda Soltan's birthday. Neda was shot dead by Basij militia on June 20, 2009, during a protest against the presidential election results that...

Haiti: Media Responsibility

Haiti: Lessons Learned

Bahamas, Haiti: Solidarity

Kenya: Abdullah al-Faisal stirs confrontation

As on Thursday 21st Jan, the government of Kenya was at its nerves end trying to raise over US$,400,000 in a bid to deport Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal to his home...

Timor Police Brutality Video

Police brutality in Timor-Leste is not new, but getting it on video is. This is something of a “Rodney King” moment for Timor-Leste and its police service.

China’s Orwellian Future

John Chan (陳冠中), an author from Hong Kong who is currently living in Beijing, has written a novel entitled The Fat Years: China, 2013 (盛世 – 中國, 2013). The story...

24 January 2010

Saudi Arabia: AIDS treatment takes step backward

Saudi Arabia has announced its plans to shut down a volunteer clinic in Jeddah’s King Saud Hospital that is known for providing medical services, counseling and privacy to AIDS victims....

Israel: Activists and bloggers protest against deterioration of human rights

As activists are rounded up and arrested on the ground, Israeli bloggers and Twitter users turn to the Internet to fully employ alternative media platforms to influence public opinion and...

23 January 2010

Azerbaijan: Demonstrations in London and Paris for imprisoned video blogging youth activists

On the same day that an appeal court hearing for imprisoned blogging youth activists Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli was adjourned, supporters of the two men protested outside the Embassies...

Russia: Famous Police Video Blogger Arrested

Egypt: Severe criticism for the human rights situation

Saudi Arabia: Moving closer to child marriage ban

22 January 2010

Global Screening Of Gaza War Documentary “To Shoot An Elephant”

To Shoot An Elephant is a documentary by Alberto Arce and Mohammad Rujailah, filmed in Gaza during the war a year ago. To mark the first anniversary of the end...

Bhutan, China: Of Cyber And Border Wars

With quiet diplomacy and tact the tiny Himalayan state Bhutan took on giant China over encroachment and border issues recently. The Bhutanese officials and netizens are usually cautious to protest...

21 January 2010

Poland: Government Approves Proposal to Create Registry of Banned Websites and Services

Sylwia Presley posts an update on the Polish government's controversial decision to create a Registry of Banned Websites and Services, and on the Polish netizens' ongoing protests against Internet censorship.

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