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· November, 2017

Stories about Human Rights from November, 2017

7 November 2017

To Divinity and Back: Nepal’s Living Goddess Returns to Normal Life After Nine-Year Stint as ‘Kumari’

The sudden transformation of a little girl into a revered goddess comes at a price. She must remain in isolation and is expected to stay calm at all times.

5 November 2017

Bangladeshi Auto-Rickshaw Driver Sues Actor Shakib Khan for Using His Phone Number in Movie

The driver received more than 400 calls in five days from fans hoping to talk with the film actor. The calls affected his livelihood and nearly ruined his marriage.

Athletes, Politicians Back Georgian Soccer Player's Support for LGBT Rights

"We are far from getting there, but I see change," one Tbilisi resident commented.

3 November 2017

Why Tajik Brides Live in Fear of Their In-Laws, Even Before They Get Married

Some 300 brides from the country's Khatlon region complained of abuse from their mothers-in-law in the first nine months of 2017.

United Arab Emirates: Seven Months After Completing His Sentence, Blogger Osama Al-Najjar Remains in Prison

Advox

Osama Al-Najjar was arrested in 2014 for tweeting in support of his imprisoned father.

Macedonian Court Ruling Favors Formerly Jailed Journalist, Indicates Government Conspiracy

Advox

Kezarovski spent the better part of three years as political prisoner, under conditions tantamount to torture.

2 November 2017

Despite Victories, the Fight for Afro-Mexican Recognition Has a Way to Go

"There are those who say...we are all Mexican and to think differently is to be discriminatory or racist. Those who assert this surely have not had their rights violated."

Moroccan Journalists Keep Fighting to Cover the Hirak Movement, Despite State Intimidation

Advox

Journalists reporting on the Hirak protests are facing a myriad of restrictions.

1 November 2017

Activist Faces Imprisonment For His Book Criticizing The Indian River Inter-Linking Project

"Sedition case for writing against river linking! This is a most financially, socially, environmentally disastrous idea."