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· July, 2010

Stories about Human Rights from July, 2010

27 July 2010

Iran: Campaign to Free Jailed Photo-Blogger Hamed Saber

More than 70 Iranian university graduates and academics are calling for the release of Hamed Saber, an Iranian photo-blogger and computer scientist who was arrested for unknown reasons on 21...

Chile: Controversy Over Pardon Proposal by Catholic Church

The Chilean Catholic Church has announced a proposal regarding the need to pardon certain people convicted of crimes on humanitarian grounds. The proposal has sparked debate on the Chilean blogosphere,...

26 July 2010

Bhutan: Equality For Women

Cambodia: The Official Launch of the First Online Human Rights Portal

Technology for Transparency Network

Sithi.org, a Cambodian human rights portal that aims to crowdsource and curate reports of human rights violations, officially launched on July 22, 2010 with participation from various institutions including embassies,...

Serbia: A Journalist Is Attacked on a Public Bus

Teofil Pancic, a well-known Serbian journalist, was beaten up on a public bus on Saturday. Sinisa Boljanovic translates some of the initial reactions by Serbian netizens.

India: Should Prostitution be legalized?

Russia: Interpreting the FSB-law

25 July 2010

Brazil: Collaborative Website on Street Dwellers

Sri Lanka: The Black July of 1983

India: A Future For Kolkata

Philippines: Oplan Bantay Laya and Counterinsurgency

Azerbaijan: Youth activism and social media

Taiwan: Rice fields outside the Presidential Office

On July 18th, Taiwanese farmers transformed the Presidential Office into rice fields, not for creating a city garden, but for a protest to the Land Expropriation Act.

24 July 2010

France: Rioting in the Itinerant Community after Shooting Sparks Row

On July 18th, after 22 year old Luigi Duquenet was shot and killed, riots shook the quiet town of Saint Aignan in the Loire valley and immediately revived law-and -order...

Turkey: Armenians and Turks show Gay Pride

23 July 2010

Pakistan: Girls Harassed on Cell Phones

Egypt: Niqab ban in France stirs controversy

The lower house of the Spanish Parliament is debating a proposal to prohibit the wearing of body-covering burqas and face-covering niqabs in all public spaces in Spain, and the French...

Haiti: How to Report

Cuba: remembering Zapata Tamayo

Taiwan: Foxconn and the shame of Taiwan

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