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· January, 2013

Stories about Human Rights from January, 2013

25 January 2013

Brazil: Families Evicted from Pinheirinho Still Without a Proper Home

Three Portuguese Language States Ignore UN Convention Against Torture

“Stop Erasing Hong Kong's History”

To prevent Hong Kong's government from destroying public records, citizens call for legislation to protect public archives and the citizens' right to access government information. As one of the supporter...

24 January 2013

Critical Mass: Wheels of Activism Come to Brazil's Salvador City

The international cycling movement Critical Mass - or Bicicletadas as it is been known in Brazilian Portuguese - has won the hearts of Brazilians, since cars have reached a saturation...

Mexico: Florence Cassez, Guilty of Kidnapping or Victim of a Staged Process?

A great fuss has taken over the cyberspace after the French citizen Florence Cassez was released from a Mexican prision where she stayed seven years charged with kidnapping, illegal gun...

Parallels Between Religious and Copyright Wars

Turkmenistan: Human Rights? What Human Rights?

In Turkmenistan, which ranks among the world's "worst of the worst" human rights abusers, the very existence of such rights is seen as 'fiction'. Some netizens blame Ashgabat's repressive regime...

23 January 2013

Acid Violence: A neglected issue in Bangladesh!

Côte d'Ivoire: Charles Blé Goudé Charged with War Crimes

After his arrest in Ghana, Charles Blé Goudé, nicknamed ‘Street General’ and close associate of former president Laurent Gbagbo, was charged with war crimes on January 21, 2013. His arrest...

Police Use Pepper Spray on Bangladesh's Teacher Protesters

For the very first time in Bangladesh, the police used pepper spray to scatter hundreds of teachers and employees of private schools who were demonstrating in Dhaka. One teacher ended...

22 January 2013

Macedonian Sports Journalist Protests Harassment

Iran: A Crime on YouTube, an Execution in Public

Two young men, Alireza Mafiha and Mohammad Ali Sarvari, were executed by hanging in Tehran, Iran in the early hours of January 20, before the eyes of public spectators who...

Kuwait: Stateless Activist Goes on Hunger Strike

On January 16, stateless activist Abdulhakim AlFadhli entered hunger strike in prison right after getting a two-year jail sentence. The court charged the activist with attacking a policeman in a...

Guatemala: Audience on Genocide Case

20 January 2013

Ecuador: The Case of the 10 from Luluncoto

The 10 from Luluncoto are the young people who lost their freedom on 3 March 2012, accused of terrorism and threats to the security of the State. Ten months later,...

Sri Lanka: Code of Ethics For Media

18 January 2013

Petrodollars, Megalomania and Human Rights in Equatorial Guinea

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea launched a charm offensive in 2011 and 2012 using his petrodollars to target the worlds of showbusiness, sport and international diplomacy. However,...

Volunteers Settle Dispute Over Size of Moscow Protest?

RuNet Echo

No Russian opposition rally is truly over, it seems, until there has been an Internet flame war over the strength of its attendance. After the last protest march three groups...

17 January 2013

Scholars Call for an End to China's One-Child Policy

China's one-child policy is unshakeable, top family planning official announced on January 14.The announcement, which dismissed speculation that the one-child policy would be scrapped, has triggered another heated debate on...

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