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Stories about Human Rights

18 July 2014

Vietnamese Government ‘Opinion Shapers’ Target Activist Facebook Pages

The Facebook accounts of prominent Vietnamese activists have been suspended after being reported for abuse by suspected government supporters known as 'opinion shapers'.

17 July 2014

The World Shouts #FreeAlexSodiqov During Global Vigil

Global Voices' community member Alexander Sodiqov is not a British spy. And #FreeAlexSodiqov is an international movement. This vigil - a month after his arrest - proves it.

The World Cup in Brazil Ended Just Like It Began — With Tear Gas, Stun Grenades and Police Aggression

Activists captured some police officers on film lashing out seemingly with provocation at protesters and journalists.

Are Black Americans More Aware of Race Than Black Caribbeans?

Blogger Aidan Neal argues that black Americans are "so grossly affected by racism that they almost lay-wait offensive behavior," while race isn't a common topic of discussion in the Caribbean.

16 July 2014

Ex-Pussy Riot Lawyer to Defend Ukrainian Pilot in Russian Court

RuNet Echo

After the infamous Pussy Riot trial, Mark Feygin will now try to save Nadezhda Savchenko, the Ukrainian air-force pilot captured by separatists in Ukraine and now detained in Russia.

15 July 2014

This Woman Marched Thousands of Kilometers Across Pakistan For Her Brother and Balochistan's Missing People

The news about the missing persons of Balochistan remains one of the most unheard stories in the world. Activist Farzana Majid has dedicated her life to make these voices heard.

Need a Primer on What's Happening in Israel and Gaza Right Now? These 5 Videos Can Help

AJ+, Al Jazeera's new online news channel, offers a series of short explainer videos on the conflict between Israel and Gaza, which has killed nearly 200 Palestinians so far.

This Russian Journalist Fears ‘Spy Scares’ May Migrate North from Tajikistan

The Bridge

It is nearly a month since Global Voices' Alexander Sodiqov was wrongfully arrested by Tajik authorities on espionage charges. This "Tajik precedent" should concern Russians, too, argues journalist Igor Rotar.

Jamaica's Anti-Gay Protesters Don't Want to Be Called Homophobic

Groups protesting a possible repeal of a colonial-era anti-sodomy law have tried to distance themselves from being labeled "homophobic." Caribbean bloggers insist on calling a spade a spade.

14 July 2014

Leading Muslim-American Activists Boycott the Official White House Iftar, Refusing to Break Bread with Obama

The boycott comes as Israel continues to bomb Gaza, and recent reports prove that the US government has been spying on key Muslim-American community leaders.

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