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· January, 2012

Stories about Human Rights from January, 2012

27 January 2012

Brazil: Military Police Asks “Understanding” on Pinheirinho Eviction by E-mail

Guatemala: Former Dictator Efraín Rios Montt Questioned for Genocide

On January 26, a judge ruled that former de facto President Efraín Rios Montt will stand trial for genocide; the same day, Guatemala's Congress ratified the Rome Statute of the...

Myanmar (Burma): Betwixt and Between

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Burmese Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi this week addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos, urging further support from the international community in Myanmar....

Cambodia: Photos of Urban Poor Village Demolition

26 January 2012

Video: Online Media by and for Indigenous People

Pakistan: Moral Policing On TV

Cuba: Internet as a Public Good

Cuba: Knocking & Entering

Serbia: The Media War Against Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie was concerned about the reception of her director's debut movie, 'In the Land of Blood and Honey', in Bosnia and Serbia, and some of her fears turned out...

25 January 2012

Brazil: “Massacre of Pinheirinho” Causes an Uproar

The violent eviction of the community of Pinheirinho, in the city of São José dos Campos, in the state of São Paulo, became known as "Massacre of Pinheirinho" after a...

North Korean Defectors and Their Shattered American Dream

Cuba, Barbados: Power of the Hunger Strike

El Salvador: New Attack Against Anti Mining Activists

Romania: “I, the Citizen”

Street protests in Romania have been going on for over a week now. The protesters are demanding early elections; they do not yet have a leader, but they nevertheless have...

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