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· May, 2011

Stories about Human Rights from May, 2011

26 May 2011

India: Malayalam Bloggers Campaign For Soumya

Kerala was rife with outrage, when 23 year old woman Soumya was thrown out from a moving passenger train, raped and brutally murdered. With the public losing the trust in...

Ukraine: Proposal to Declare Crimean Tatar Deportation “Genocide”

Russia: Peaceful Religious Co-Existence in Tatarstan

Serbia: More Reactions to the Arrest of Ratko Mladic

Trinidad & Tobago: Oppression of Women

Azerbaijan: Eynulla Fatullayev Pardoned Following Twitter Action

Just two days after the UK branch of Amnesty International launched its Twitter campaign to call for the release of Eynulla Fatullayev comes news that the imprisoned journalist and prisoner...

Serbia: Arrest of Ratko Mladic

Ratko Mladic, former Bosnian Serb military leader was arrested today by police in Serbia, the country's president, Boris Tadic, confirmed on national television. General Mladic has been on the run...

Cote d'Ivoire: Amnesty International Report on Post-Electoral Conflict

Georgia: Demonstrators dispersed ahead of independence day celebrations

24 May 2011

Brazil: Forest Defender Shot Dead

Russia: Renewed Anger Over Bureaucratic Traffic Bypasses

RuNet Echo

A fiery incident on a Moscow highway has reignited the debate on Russian officials' use of “special signals” that allow bureaucrats to move quickly through traffic. Ashley Cleek explores the...

Azerbaijan: Jon Snow and Amnesty International in Twitter Action

Ahead of tonight's Amnesty International Media Awards 2011, the organisation has launched a Twitter photo campaign to call for the release of an imprisoned journalist and newspaper editor in Azerbaijan....

Cuba: Rojas Detained

Trinidad & Tobago: Gay Rights