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· April, 2011

Stories about Human Rights from April, 2011

Madagascar: Censorship Comes in Different Shapes and Sizes

Belarus: Human Rights defenders arrested after Minsk bomb

Saudi Arabia: Mapping Human Rights Violations

Ukraine: “Crumbs From the Table”

Sri Lanka: UN Panel Report Causes An Uproar

An United Nations (UN) advisory panel, led by former Indonesian Atty. Gen. Marzuki Darusman, has submitted a report to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in which they find credible evidence...

Haiti: The Democratic Process

Cuba: Reaching the Limit

Pakistan: In Support Of The Burqa Ban

Bhutan: What's Good With The Facebook Ban At Office?

India: Dr. Binayak Sen Is Free

North Korea: Biggest Magic Show Ever

Russia: Bloggers Stop FSB Initiative To Ban Skype

It was just a stroke of luck that on Friday, April 8, 2011, LiveJournal did actually work; before and after this date it would constantly “crash” or “die” due to...

China: Clearing Urban Centers of ‘Unwanted’ People

From early 2011, major cities in China have started cleaning up "dangerous" and "low-end" elements of their populations. The proposal on "population control" was firstly introduced in the People's Congress...

Iran:Persecuted blogger won Theodor Haecker prize

China: The Real Threat

Turkmenistan: Rights activist isolated in psychiatric hospital

Bangladesh: Communal Attacks On Indigenous People

China: Sunday Night Political Chat

Chinese academic and Internet celebrity Yu Jianrong found time during a recent visit to the United States to talk about China's current political climate amid the long string of recent...

South Asia: Reactions On The Burqa Ban In France

The recent ban imposed by France on burqa (niqab), the Islamic face veil, has created a lot of buzz across the different blogosphere of the world. Some South Asian bloggers...

Egypt: “I really sympathize with Mubarak”

Hany George, an Egyptian blogger and activist shares a true story from Tahrir Square that he dedicates to all the people who still sympathize with ousted president Hosni Mubarak as...

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