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· August, 2018

Stories about Human Rights from August, 2018

To see the full brutality of ICE's impact on immigrants, look inside U.S. borders too

"The terror ICE raids sow in communities affects us all. In immigrant communities this often results in a reluctance to call police, cooperate with authorities or show up in court..."

“What followed horrified us beyond our wildest imaginations”: an eyewitness account of the Bangladesh student protests

"Young Bangladeshis like me are tired of fearing for our lives on the roads—fearing being run over simply because the driver values making money more than human lives."

Landmark ruling in Angola acquits journalist Rafael Marques of all charges

While Marques had been brought to court on previous occasions, this was the first time he was formally acquited.

Iran’s telecommunications company illegally rerouted Telegram app traffic

In a new move aimed at tightening the state-imposed ban on the Telegram messaging app, the Telecommunications Company of Iran (TCI) temporarily rerouted Telegram app traffic in violation of domestic law in July 2018.

Bangladeshi photojournalist Shahidul Alam detained over student protest coverage

"...there were people with machetes in their hands chasing unarmed students. And the police are standing by watching it happen."

In the Caribbean's carnival capital, a Pride parade makes its debut

"What really upsets religious leaders is the fact that there are gay people in this country and we are not ashamed."

After years of silence and denial, Assad regime issues death certificates to ‘disappeared’ prisoners

Since July 2018, the government has been updating its civil registry records wherein 'disappeared' prisoners are now listed as dead.

Is Western media biased against China? (Part Two)

China has claimed that Western media is biased against China. We tested that claim using two data analysis tools.

If Google goes back to China, it will be on the government's terms. What will that mean for human rights?

Google may be prepared to compromise human rights principles for the Chinese market. But it will still depend on the Chinese government to grant its entry.

Students occupy Dhaka streets demanding road safety in Bangladesh

"The students have turned around a car of a minister who was traveling on the wrong side of the road ... What an unimaginable event!"

Killing speech softly: How the world’s biggest tech companies are quietly censoring critical expression in the Middle East

The failures of tech giants in moderating content in the region is a big and complex problem.

No Shame: How an online initiative in Kazakhstan is helping youth protect their sexual health

UyatEmes.kz is out to tackle the stigma that surrounds sex education in the former Soviet republic.

Filipinos urged to #BoycottNutriAsia for attacking the strike of workers

"Mothers and fathers who are always doing grocery, I'm asking your help to #BoycottNutriasia. Here are their brands."

Death of a 12-year-old boy lays bare the plight of Iran's Ahwazi minority

Meysam's suicide is the latest to afflict the Ahwazi Arab community, a minority population who live in Iran's oil-rich south who face hardship and discrimination by the country's authorities.

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