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1 June 2011

Stories from 1 June 2011

Iran: Women's Rights Activist Dies at Father’s Funeral

Haleh Sahabi, an Iranian woman's rights activist died yesterday morning as a result of rough mishandling by security agents during the funeral of her father, Ezatollah Sahabi, a veteran patriotic...

Chile: How Many Marched Against the Hidroaysén Hydroelectric Station and Why?

Last Saturday, May 28, a new massive protest took into effect against the Hidroaysén hydroelectric project, that unlike other marches, had a festive and familiar atmosphere. What is it that...

Egypt: Breaking Red Lines; Speaking Up Against the Military Tribunals

A few months ago, just walking too close to the Military Prosecution Complex in Cairo’s district of Nasr City could have landed you in jail. But on May 31, the...

Mexico: Documentary ‘Barrios, Beats, and Blood’

El Salvador: 20 Soldiers Indicted for Jesuit Murders

China: First ‘Jasmine’ Sentence Handed Down

In China the first of at least eight trials was held today, following a massive crackdown on dissidents which began in February 2011. After dismissing legal activist Li Shuangde's lawyer...

Puerto Rico: The Hipster-ricans in NYC

Puerto Rico: New Legal Blog

Puerto Rico: Teatro Breve Online

Iran: Environmental Blogger Sued by Authorities

Houman Khakpour, an environmental blogger in Iran has been sued by the state run Bureau for Environmental Protection in the Chahrmahal Bakhtyari province, for warning about the the dangers of...

France : Two Moroccan Actresses Turned Away

Peru: 2011 Elections: Candidates Tied, Peruvians Divided

The second round of presidential elections in Peru reaches its final leg in the midst of unresolved social conflict and polarization of the electorate that has not only generated public...

Kenya: Masai Mara’s Vanishing Animals

Africa: Following TED Fellows

Uganda: Gay Activist Granted Asylum in US

South Sudan: The Challenges Ahead

Hungary: A Picnic for Democracy

Russia: Exposing the Private Side of Lawlessness

Will Partlett writes about young Russian activists who, with the help of a digital camera and a copy of the applicable law, have exposed the private side to the arbitrary...

Russia: Civic Activists Launch ‘Anti-Seliger,’ Open Air Civil Society Forum

North Korea Tweeting Back at South Korean Governor's Criticism

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