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· May, 2013

Stories about Human Rights from May, 2013

26 May 2013

President of Mozambique's Medical Association Under Arrest

Jamaica's Blog Action Day: What Police Can Do

Jamaican bloggers marked their own version of Blog Action Day (dubbed JA Blog Day), on May 23. Netizens discussed the disturbing issue of police brutality, state security abuses and extra...

24 May 2013

Saudi Arabia Executes Five Yemeni Men, Publicly Displays Bodies

Five Yemenis convicted of murder and robbery were executed in Saudi Arabia and their bodies displayed in public in the southwestern town of Jizan. Photos of the bodies suspended from...

Students Defend Cambodia's Human Rights Record

For Two Weeks, Liberia's Media Refused to Report on the President

Liberian independent journalists have ended a nearly two-week long refusal to report on the country's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a blackout they placed on the leader for failing to condemn...

23 May 2013

Well-Known Chinese Leftist Advocates Militarized Internet

A prominent Chinese nationalist has called for China to take tighter control of the country's Internet in part by building an online army of civilians to monitor the Web and...

22 May 2013

Bahamas: Haitians are our Brothers

14-year-old Citizen Journalist Killed Covering Clashes in Syria

Omar Qatifaan, a 14-year-old media activist, was killed while covering clashes between pro- and anti-government forces in the southern Daraa al-Ballad area of Syria near the border with Jordan.

‘Dumbass’, Ai Weiwei's Latest Music Video

Guinea-Bissau Youth Calls for Peace

20 May 2013

Nicaraguans Defend Law Against Violence Towards Women

In April a campaign entitled "I Support Law 779" began on social networks demanding that the "Integral Law Against Violence Towards Women" be respected before numerous reforms that religious leaders...

18 May 2013

Turkey: Syrian Refugees Targeted after Reyhanlı Blasts

On May 11th, Reyhanlı [en] small Turkish town on Turkey-Syria border, was under terrorist attacks. This was the biggest terrorist attack [en] in country's 90 year-old republican history. Netizens react...

Jamaica: Blogging about Police Brutality

Australia Excuses Itself from Refugee Law

17 May 2013

In Wake of Brutal Murder, Questions About the Roots of Russian Homophobia

RuNet Echo

Are Russia's members of parliament, who have fostered a climate of homophobia over the past year, to blame for a man tortured to death by drunk hooligans in Volgograd?

Jorge Videla, Argentina's Ex-Military Leader, Dies in Jail

At the age of 87, the last Argentinean dictator sentenced for crimes against humanity, Jorge Rafael VIdela, died in jail.

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