Stories about Human Rights from January, 2018
A notable writer, known for fighting against censorship, condemns the burning of the flag during protests. A notable filmmaker, however, shows support.
"Police have no business raiding a journalist's home and locking him up just because an officer does not like something written in the press."
"Fascinating that media outlets find it easier to print "shithole" than 'racist' or 'racism'."
"Dictatorships not only learn but are sophisticated in their methodology."
"12 young girls, have been raped and murdered in the last one year...Failure of Pakistan’s 'Criminal Justice System' lies at the root of this public anger."
"Liberty, for me, is that all men and women have the possibility of working and living with dignity..."
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Instead of improving the Aadhaar system, India's unique ID authority is going after journalists who write about its flaws.
While Iran's Former Head of Judiciary Receives Medical Treatment in Germany, Activists Urge his Prosecution for Crimes Against Humanity
Solidarity and support from the Iranian Diaspora and international community send a message that those who appear invincible today can end up a defendant in a courtroom tomorrow.
"32 yrs of inefficiency and we are now stuck with this incompetent, self serving individual whose government is characteristic of nepotism!"
Before his detention Hisham Al-Omeisy was outspoken about the ongoing conflict in Yemen.
Taha Siddiqui is the bureau chief for WION news. He also is an avid social media user and critic of the military.
Wu Gan, better known by his nickname “Super Vulgar Butcher”, has been active in Chinese human rights circles since 2008.
Despite Threats of Censorship, Documentary Filmmakers Show Human Rights Violations in Western Sahara
The film gives audiences a close look at Western Sahara under Moroccan occupation.
"You’ve turned as all into beggars. Please tell Mr. Khamenei, tell the president, tell everyone, tell them we are desperate. We don’t need this revolution. We hate the clerics."
"His reward for having conscience in a country that criminalises it was torture & death in exile."
"The members of parliament need to know that they are accountable to the people, that they represent the people, and that the eyes of the people are upon them."
"It turns out that the anguish of Ethiopian prisoners, something that appeared to be so distant in memory, is not that far off after all."
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“We have been ordered to interrupt international traffic,” a source at an Iranian internet exchange point said.