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· March, 2009

Stories about Human Rights from March, 2009

Serbia: 10 Years Since NATO Bombings

Palestine: Robbed of a Childhood

Maldives: Free Speech Under Threat

In early March Mohamed Nasheed, the new President of the Maldives, met with Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression. In the meeting Nasheed...

Fiji: ‘It was stones, now it's molotov cocktails’

At least six people in Fiji who could be termed “public opponents” of the country’s military-backed government have been targeted by unidentified individuals who late at night have thrown large...

Tunisia: Hunger Strike Students Defend Right to Study

Jordan: 19-year-old woman killed by father and brothers

Jordan: Call to end Honour Killings

Cuba: Three Strikes

Egypt: Women turn to the Internet to fight taboos

Young middle and upper class Egyptian women resort to the internet to fight their battles against taboos. The BBC interviewed some of them and Mohamed Hamdy of Bloggers Times comments...

Iran: Dr. Hesam Firouzi, Another Jailed Blogger

It was jailed physician and blogger, Dr. Hesam Firouzi, who recently got the word out through his lawyer about the death of blogger Omid Reza Mir Sayafi in Tehran's Evin...

Bangladesh: 1971 Genocide video

Hong Kong: Vindication of June 4 in Question

2009 is the 20th anniversary of June 4 Tiananmen Massacre. If there were reincarnation, people who had been killed then would be twenty years old this year. Some of them...

Russia: Attacks on Journalists

India's Fritzl

Serbia: Dragan Markovic Palma and Anti-Discrimination Law

Iran: When the Internet is Viewed through a Filter

When it comes to filtering the internet, Iranian authorities target many political and social blogs and websites, depriving many from receiving information and expressing their ideas. However, the government does...

Colombia: Against the Release of Guerrilla Fighters

Bahamas: Society of Fear?

Cuba: Travel Permit

Jamaica: V-Day

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