Stories about Human Rights from February, 2017
After completing a five-year prison sentence for Facebook posts about religion on Facebook, the Judiciary has sent Soheil Babadi into internal exile in southern Iran.
"The crisis is so big, hunger is so bad, illness is so bad that people die like chickens."
To the wider public, the practices of the “Jewish National Fund” aren't well-known. But you can't understand Israel's colonization of Palestinian land without knowing the JNF.
"There are women that are being killed without doing anything wrong, and people are using this law to justify the killing these women."
Internet outages to prevent exam cheating have now become common in Iraq.
"I want a different kind of Jamaica for women and girls. And I hope the #TambourineArmy will create that different Jamaica that is needed."
"I went to the local MP's house to discuss about some issues in our neighborhood. It was 10 am and I was told that he still was asleep."
Journalist Tayseer Al-Najjar is on trial in the UAE over 2014 Facebook posts deemed offensive to the Emirati state.
US border agents demand social media data from travelers, Venezuela arrests Bitcoin users attempting to get around currency devaluation, and Myanmar advocates push back on 'Big Brother' law.
Despite all the risks, many Syrian families see no choice, other than to flee their homeland for Lebanon and subject their children to labor abroad.
The practice of 'Bacha Bazi' has been in the news a lot of late, but there is a shortage of political will to help victims.
In an interview with Global Voices, the co-creators of “Silent No More” explained how they were inspired by other movements in Latin America to rally women to speak up.