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Stories about Human Rights

27 February 2015

An Open Letter to John Legend about his Visit to Bahrain

The Bridge

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.

Behind the Scenes of Antonio Ledezma's Arrest in Venezuela

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, the Chilean Man Who Came Face to Face With Mexican Police Brutality

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.

Caribbean Law Students Join the Fight Against Human Trafficking

"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

Remembering Ukraine's ‘Heavenly Hundred’

"It's dangerous and frightening, and today one must be [in the east], like one had to be in Kyiv a year ago. Maidan has moved. It's now at the frontline."

23 February 2015

Iranian Classroom Condemns Anti-Afghan Discrimination With ‘We Are Ashamed’ Campaign

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.

Trinidad & Tobago Law Students Create Anti-Bullying Campaign

Student attorneys from various parts of the Caribbean come together to help eradicate bullying in schools, which they regard as a human rights issue.

It's a Lock In!: Tajikistan's Ruling Party Holds Pre-election Rallies by Force

Mass public participation is not just desirable in Tajik President Emomali Rahmon's heavily-managed democracy, it is mandatory.

Egyptian Blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah Sentenced to Five Years in Jail

Global Voices Advocacy

Prominent Egyptian activist and blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah, an icon of the Egyptian revolution, was sentenced to five years in prison today.

Uncertainty Over Saman Naseem's Execution in Iran

Several conflicting reports about Naseem's execution and continued incarceration have circulated online.

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