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· July, 2014

Stories about Human Rights from July, 2014

19 July 2014

The World Stands With Palestine: Protests On Every Continent

Protests have sprung up in numerous cities around the world to support Palestine and call for an end to the ongoing attacks. Here are photographs from some.

Artists Explore the ‘Melting Point’ of Art and Propaganda in Skopje

18 July 2014

Only Months After MH370 Disappears, Plane Crash in Ukraine Sends Malaysians Reeling

A Malaysia Airlines flight attendant highlighted on Instagram and Twitter the loss of lives on both flights: "Within 4 months I lost almost 30 friends."

Zone 9 Bloggers Charged With Terrorism in Ethiopia

The nine bloggers and journalists, four of them Global Voices members, have rejected the charges and are preparing a defense for their August 8 trial.

Archaic Laws Continue Jamaica's History of Injustice

Bangladesh Has Formaldehyde to Thank for Its Short Supply of Mangoes This Season

Police are confiscating and destroying truckloads of mangoes because they are contaminated with dangerous levels of formalin, a strong solution of formaldehyde sprayed on fruit to extend their shelf life.

Jews and Arabs in Chile, Home to One of the Largest Palestinian Communities, Call for Peace in Israel and Gaza

Palestinian and Jewish communities have called on each other to speak out against human rights abuses, while politicians are urging the government to take its condemnation of Israeli shelling further.

Vietnamese Government ‘Opinion Shapers’ Target Activist Facebook Pages

The Facebook accounts of prominent Vietnamese activists have been suspended after being reported for abuse by suspected government supporters known as 'opinion shapers'.

17 July 2014

The World Shouts #FreeAlexSodiqov During Global Vigil

Global Voices' community member Alexander Sodiqov is not a British spy. And #FreeAlexSodiqov is an international movement. This vigil - a month after his arrest - proves it.

The World Cup in Brazil Ended Just Like It Began — With Tear Gas, Stun Grenades and Police Aggression

Activists captured some police officers on film lashing out seemingly with provocation at protesters and journalists.

Chinese Activist Hu Jia Attacked

Are Black Americans More Aware of Race Than Black Caribbeans?

Blogger Aidan Neal argues that black Americans are "so grossly affected by racism that they almost lay-wait offensive behavior," while race isn't a common topic of discussion in the Caribbean.

16 July 2014

Ex-Pussy Riot Lawyer to Defend Ukrainian Pilot in Russian Court

RuNet Echo

After the infamous Pussy Riot trial, Mark Feygin will now try to save Nadezhda Savchenko, the Ukrainian air-force pilot captured by separatists in Ukraine and now detained in Russia.

15 July 2014

This Woman Marched Thousands of Kilometers Across Pakistan For Her Brother and Balochistan's Missing People

The news about the missing persons of Balochistan remains one of the most unheard stories in the world. Activist Farzana Majid has dedicated her life to make these voices heard.

Need a Primer on What's Happening in Israel and Gaza Right Now? These 5 Videos Can Help

AJ+, Al Jazeera's new online news channel, offers a series of short explainer videos on the conflict between Israel and Gaza, which has killed nearly 200 Palestinians so far.

This Russian Journalist Fears ‘Spy Scares’ May Migrate North from Tajikistan

The Bridge

It is nearly a month since Global Voices' Alexander Sodiqov was wrongfully arrested by Tajik authorities on espionage charges. This "Tajik precedent" should concern Russians, too, argues journalist Igor Rotar.

Jamaica's Anti-Gay Protesters Don't Want to Be Called Homophobic

Groups protesting a possible repeal of a colonial-era anti-sodomy law have tried to distance themselves from being labeled "homophobic." Caribbean bloggers insist on calling a spade a spade.

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