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· May, 2010

Stories about Human Rights from May, 2010

27 May 2010

Brazil: Exchange Student Victim of Racism at the University

China: Hebei’s “Great Leap Forward”

More than 1000 residents of Hebei Province will be subject to forced evictions before June 5, in a government development project online opinion has dubbed a “Great Leap Forward.” Guangping...

Russia: “Circassian Nationalism and the Internet”

Russia: Coalmine Disaster Victims’ Families vs Thugs?

26 May 2010

Uganda: Freedom of press under attack

Bloggers React to Gunfights and Change in Government in Madagascar

Gunfights in Antananarivo and yet another change in the government shook Madagascar the past week. Bloggers react:

Pakistan: Netizens Protest The Blanket Ban Of Facebook And Other Sites

After the ban of Facebook, Youtube and several other sites in Pakistan, many netizens of the country are outraged by the decision.

Latvia: Neo-Nazi Cleared of Hate Speech Charges

25 May 2010

Ukraine: Medvedev in Kyiv; Yanukovych & the Wreath

Egypt: On Street Activists and Citizen Journalists

Between online activists, citizen journalists, and street demonstrators, it seems that the cause lost it's purpose and the Internet turned into a soundproof room for cursing and cussing. Marwa Rakha...

Zimbabwe: Employees of Gay and Lesbian of Zimbabwe detained

Egypt: Parliament Votes to Extend Emergency Law

The Egyptian Parliament decision to extend state-sanctioned emergency rule for another two years garnered international criticism and domestic backlash, as the law gives exclusive right to the Ministry of the...

Armenia: LGBT rights abroad, homophobia at home

Egypt: Crackdown on the Egyptian Da Vinci Code

Dr Youssef Zidane's 2008 Azazeel created a stir, followed by resentment, when it was first published. Today, Dr Zidane is being accused of blasphemy and defaming Christianity and as insulting...

Iran: Student activist started hunger strike

Taiwan: Heavy metal and death penalty

22 May 2010

Uruguay: Silent March Remembering Disappeared Detainees

This year marked the 15th silent march that takes place every May 20 in remembrance of those detained and disappeared during the military dictatorship of Uruguay.

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