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· February, 2009

Stories about Human Rights from February, 2009

17 February 2009

China: “Stay away!” Vice president Xi warned in Mexico

Xi Jinping (习近平), the Chinese vice president, is widely predicted as the next chairman of China, the successor of Hu Jintao. On Feb 11, during his visit to Mexico, he...

Japan: Jerusalem Prize to writer Haruki Murakami

16 February 2009

Thailand: Scholar charged with Lese Majeste

Zimbabwe: Why Arrest Roy Bennett?

“Why arrest Roy Bennett?,” reads the headline at My Heart's in Accra about the MDC Treasurer General and Deputy Minister of Agriculture designate, Roy Bennett, who was arrested Friday in...

Cuba: Revolution.com

Zimbabwe: Why Arrest Bennett?

Hong Kong: Network Mobilization Against Religious Hegemony

Yesterday (Feb 15), more than 800 people participated in a demonstration against Christian Right Wing in Hong Kong. The rally has no traditional NGO back up and it is mainly...

Taiwan: Sovereignty on trial

15 February 2009

Zimbabwe: Take Action For Roy Bennet

Ethiopia: Baalu Girma Foundation Formed

Lebanon: A Civil Marriage Valentine

Renewed calls for Lebanon to allow civil marriages were made in a Valentine ceremony at a Beirut bar over the weekend. Several inter-religious couples staged mock weddings at a bar...

14 February 2009

Indonesia: Divorce and polygamy

I feel guilty writing about divorce and polygamy on Valentine’s Day. But these two unmentionable topics are also realities of love and relationships. In Indonesia, more women are divorcing their...

13 February 2009

Egypt: Bloggers Rally Against Sexual Predators

Sexual harassment makes the headlines of Egyptian blogs once again after a blogger was harassed on the street by a group of young men, high on hash. Marwa Rakha reviews...

Iran: A letter to the Baha’i community

Kyrgyzstan: The internet cha-cha-cha

12 February 2009

Russia: More on Racial Violence

Sudan: Video Declarations on Darfur Genocide by the Perpetrators

A video recently released by Aegis Trust shows the testimony of four men who state they actively participated in the violence and massacres on Darfur, and who are not afraid...

Japan: Tokyo gov't invites Google to discuss Street View

11 February 2009

Hungary: The Roma and the Killing of Marian Cozma

Marian Cozma, a Romanian handball player, was killed in a nightclub fight in Veszprém, Hungary, on Feb. 8. Here's some of what's been written by bloggers about the circumstances of...

Qatar and Bahrain: Disappearing the Internet

It would seem that another crackdown on Internet freedoms is occurring in the Middle East. Once thought to be the last bastion of free speech, the Internet has recently been...

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