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· January, 2010

Stories about Human Rights from January, 2010

20 January 2010

Egypt: Detained Bloggers Tell their Tales

More than 20 Egyptian bloggers, who were on their way to pay their respects to the families of the victims of the Coptic massacre, were arrested when their train arrived...

19 January 2010

Armenia: Opposition editor jailed

Turkey: Third anniversary of Hrant Dink assassination

Three years ago today, Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was gunned down outside the office of the Argos newspaper he edited in Istanbul, Turkey. Often ignored, loathed or detested when he...

China: A policeman shot two farmers dead

USA: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 and became arguably the American Civil Rights Movement's most prominent advocate and speaker. In the United States, he is honored...

18 January 2010

Syria: Journalist Maen Akel Still Detained

Maen Akel, a Syrian journalist, was arrested on November 11, 2009, by the Syrian Intelligence Department (State Security) in Damascus. Within 48 hours of his arrest he was also dismissed...

Canada: Aboriginal Youth Suicides Hit Crisis Rate

Suicide rates have declined in Canada but not in Aboriginal communities, particularly among the youth. Suicide among Aboriginal youth continues to occur at alarming rates, leading to crisis-like situations in...

Saudi Arabia: Ban men from selling lingerie

Mexico: The Choir of Acteal Sings for Peace and Justice

Soon after the Massacre of Acteal in Chiapas, Mexico in 1997, the Choir of Acteal began to use their song to demand peace and to call for justice for those...

17 January 2010

Algeria: Indigenous March for Autonomy

Indigenous Algerian Kabyles took to the streets demanding more autonomy from the central state. Amidst a media blackout imposed by the authorities, supporters of the marchers reported the event on...

Azerbaijan: Demonstrations for imprisoned video blogging youth activists

Two demonstrations are scheduled to take place outside the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Paris, France, and London, England, on 22 January in support of imprisoned video blogging...

15 January 2010

Mauritania: Hanevy Ould Dahah Remains Imprisoned

In June of 2009, Global Voices Advocacy was the first to report that Mauritanian editor Hanevy Ould Dahah, who runs leftist site Taqadoumy, had been arrested over a comment left...

Egypt: Bloggers arrested over Naga Hammady Visit

Egypt today arrested 20 bloggers who were visiting Naga Hammady in Upper Egypt to pass their respects to those killed in a sectarian outburst on January 7. Seven people were...

14 January 2010

Uganda: Museveni distances himself from Anti-Homosexuality Bill

China: Proof for Google's security breach

Cambodia: Bloggers discuss LGBT issues

LGBT issues are not openly discussed in Cambodian mainstream society but they are being debated in the blogosphere. Blogs have become online venues that address LGBT concerns.

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