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· April, 2011

Stories about Human Rights from April, 2011

24 April 2011

Hungary: For Gyöngyöspata's Roma, Evacuation – or an Easter Excursion?

First, there were the rumors of a right-wing paramilitary group's plans to hold training in the village of Gyöngyöspata. Then came the local mayor's resignation. Then on April 22, some...

Pakistan: The Fight Against the Taliban and the Drones

Imagine how it is to live in Pakistan; a place where a day without any suicide bombing or drone attack can make the news, where citizens have to deal with...

Russia: Grigoriy Golosov, Political Analyst and a Blogger, Assaulted

23 April 2011

Brazil: LGBT Scene Under Discussion

With recent legal advances and a proposed bill that criminalises homophobia in the Brazilian Senate, cases of violence against LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) groups and expressions of prejudice and...

22 April 2011

Russia: “Navalny's Nationalism”

Puerto Rico: Debate on Domestic Violence Continues

In Puerto Rico, the public debate on domestic violence has reached a boiling point. Individuals and organizations react online, and offline, to the recent court decisions regarding the application of...

Malawi: Political Science Lecturer Talks About Blogging Academic Freedom

When Malawi's Inspector General of Police Peter Mukhito summoned political science senior lecturer Dr Blessings Chinsinga over an example he gave in the lecture room, he had no idea that...

North Korea: North Korean Defectors’ Remittances to Families in North

21 April 2011

Bangladesh: Netizens Protest Human Rights Abuse in the Hills

Ethnic violence has sparked again in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh between Bengali settlers and indigenous people due to land disputes. The mainstream media have been accused of highlighting...

Cuba: Fonseca Released

Sri Lanka: Much Ado About The UN Advisory Panel Report

Lebanon: Seven Estonian Hostages Appeal for Help

20 April 2011

Azerbaijan: Protest to demand journalist's release

Colombia: Anti-Personnel Mines and the “Remángate” Campaign

April 4, 2011, marked the celebration of the International Day of Awareness of Anti-personnel Mines. In Colombia, the Presidential Program for Action Against Anti-personnel Mines (Paicma) joined corporate groups and...

Cuba: Women as Soldiers?

Cuba: The More Things “Change”

Algeria: A Sit-In for Reporter Khaled Sid Mohand, Detained in Syria