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27 February 2015
On the eve of John Legend's concert in Bahrain, a former Bahraini torture victim now living in exile asks the US singer to spare a thought for the country's persecuted.
Clashes in Venezuela escalated this weekend with the arrest of the mayor of Caracas, who is accused of being part of a plot to force the current administration from power.
26 February 2015
Lawrence Maxwell was in downtown Mexico City to take part in a peaceful demonstration in support of the missing Ayotzinapa students when he was arrested and threatened by Mexican police.
"We believed the subject of human trafficking had not received the level of public appreciation which it deserved and it was our duty to bring awareness to it."
25 February 2015
23 February 2015
Afghan refugees in Iran often face widespread discrimination and experience racist treatment from Iranians. The #ashamed campaign has more than 20,000 likes on Facebook.
Student attorneys from various parts of the Caribbean come together to help eradicate bullying in schools, which they regard as a human rights issue.
Mass public participation is not just desirable in Tajik President Emomali Rahmon's heavily-managed democracy, it is mandatory.
Prominent Egyptian activist and blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah, an icon of the Egyptian revolution, was sentenced to five years in prison today.