· August, 2006

Stories about Human Rights from August, 2006

Lebanon: Before and After the Cease Fire

Cease fire in the Israeli-Lebanese war officially began on Monday 14th August. Enteries in the Lebanese blogosphere were diverse starting from what went on during the last days of the war to predictions and analysis about the political consequences of the war on Lebanon. Some bloggers wrote about the effect of this conflict on their personal lives and attitudes. Others wrote about the reaction of their Jewish friends during the war. There are also some war jokes, anecdotes and war dialogues. Blogging and the reading of blogs turned out to be a source of solace and therapy for at least one blogger.

Iran: Jahanbegloo & Confession

Agh Bahman says it seems Ramin Jahanbegloo's, jailed philosopher; confession film will be broadcasted on TV. The blogger says he wants to see Iranian people reaction to this confession film. Will they believe that or not or just a part of that? The blogger adds Iranian people are not really...

Ahmadinejad's blog and Fidel Castro

  18 August 2006

According to the BBC, the launch of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s blog was reported on state TV, which urged users to send in messages to the president. Several magazines and newspapers around the world have already talked about Ahmadinejad’s blog. In his first, and so far only, post, Ahmadinejad talks...

South Korea: Liberty in North Korea

  18 August 2006

Andy Jackson in Marmot's Hole introduce a NGO, an unofficial Liberty in North Korea – LiNK. The organization is concerned with education on North Korean human rights and outreach to North Korean defectors.

China: lawyers accused of stealing

  18 August 2006

Hu Hao family puts it as a joke. Human rights activitist Chen Guan-cheng's lawyer team was being accused of stealing from local (Shandong) gangsters group and got arrested by police. And it happened just one night before (on August 17) Chen's trial (zh). Zhen Jin-yan puts up a statement to...

China: the prisoners

  17 August 2006

Nick wong introduces three persons who are now on trial in China: Za Ai-zong, a reporter who was arrested because of a report on local government repression on Christian church. Ching Cheong, a reporter accused of being a Taiwan spy. Chen Guan-cheng, a blind civic rights activist (zh).

Balkans: Serbian Propaganda

  16 August 2006

In an emotionally charged post about Serbian propaganda, Srebrenica Genocide Blog quotes from the ICTY testimony of his former high school teacher, Dragan Lukac, a Bosnian Croat concentration camp survivor.

Cuba: Fidel's Adidas jogging suit

  15 August 2006

Riffing off the Adidas jacket in which Fidel Castro was photographed this weekend, Luis M. Garcia mentions a friend who e-mailed to remind him that “when she was a teenager in Cuba – such capitalist attire was strictly forbidden at school. Wearing an Adidas t-shirt, let alone a jogging suit,...

Belarus: Opposition's FAQ; Gay Belarus

  15 August 2006

The once very lively Belarusian flash mob LJ community – by_mob – is now rather sleepy (possibly, because it's summer). But it's not dead. LJ user z-hunter, for example, has recently suggested to compile a list of 100 “frequently asked questions and answers” – about the opposition to Aleksandr Lukashenko's...

This Week In Palestinian Blogs: Summer Rain

August 11th saw another weekly non-violent protest in Bil’in take a wrong turn as the Israeli army attacked protesters with rubber bullets and sound grenades as they marched toward the Separation Wall. International Solitary Movement reported fourteen people injured including an Israeli activist. Bethlehem Bloggers has a first hand account...

Estonia: Gay Pride and Skinheads

  14 August 2006

Giustino of Itching for Eestimaa writes about yet another Gay Pride fiasco in Eastern Europe: this time in Tallinn: “And the only people it has to blame for this latest disturbance are about 30 to 50 shaven clowns.”

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