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6 October 2012

Stories from 6 October 2012

Cuba: Yoani Sánchez Released After 30 Hours in Custody

Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez and bloggers Agustín Díaz and Reinaldo Escobar (Sánchez's husband), were released from police custody in Havana, Cuba, after having been detained in the eastern city of...

Bangladesh: Ramu Attacks – A National Shame

Recently religious extremists attacked Bangladesh Buddhist temples and households on charges of the desecration of the Quran. People have protested against these attacks all over the country and Facebook, blogs...

Iran: New Video Claims Mass Protest

A new video shared in YouTube claims mass protest on Wednesday,October 3, as Tehran's Bazzar went on strike.

Reactions to North Korean Soldier Defected to South Korea Across Border

As a North Korean soldier allegedly killed two of his superiors and defected to South Korea, numerous comments were made; Some suggesting a possibility of him being a spy, while other...

Venezuela: Chávez Holds Huge Closing Campaign Rally in Caracas

President Hugo Chávez held a final campaign event in Caracas on October 4. Despite the rain, his followers filled major avenues in central Caracas, waving flags and cheering as they...

Brazil: Protest Against Privatization Repressed by Police

A peaceful demonstration in front of the City Hall of Porto Alegre, Brazil, on October 4, ended with police brutality and teargas on the protesters, Sul21 reports [pt] (with photos and...

Preserving Southeast Asia's Peatlands

Peat swamp forests in Southeast Asia cover approximately 35 million hectares in the region. An inter-nation network was set-up to preserve the peatlands which play a ‘critical role in the...

How Indonesia Filters Internet Content

Suara Blogger Indonesia explains how the Indonesian government blocks internet content in the country through the help of local Internet Service Providers. Indonesia has one of the most active social...

Turkey: Kurds Respond on Social Networking Sites to AKP Congress

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan hailed Turkey as a rising democratic power at the Justice and Development Party (AKP)'s conference last week. But criticism was vibrant on social networking sites such...

Turkey: Thousands Protest in Istanbul Against War on Syria

Turkey's military has attacked Syrian targets in response to the killing of five Turkish civilians by Syrian government forces. In Turkey, the slogan Savasa hayir, which means “no to war,”...

Thailand: Films Chosen for Historical Registry

Thailand's Culture Ministry and the Thai Film Archive have identified 25 films to be included in the country's historical registry. Blogger Wise Kwai discusses the importance of some of the...

Saudi Arabia: Secret Trial Continues, So Does Activist Refusal

Earlier today, the Riyadh Criminal Court held the fourth hearing session for the ongoing trial of prominent human rights defenders and reformists Mohammad al-Qahtani and Abdullah al-Hamid. The first two...

Iran: Call for Online Action to Save A Political Prisoner

Activists call for urgent online action to save Gholamreza Khosravi,a political prisoner,from execution in Iran.

Tajikistan: Mixed Reactions Over Russian Base Deal

Russian President returns from a visit to Tajikistan with a deal that extends Moscow's lease on its military base in the Central Asian country for another three decades. Within Tajikistan,...

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