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8 May 2014

Stories from 8 May 2014

Freedom of Speech, the Right that Makes the Defense of Other Rights Possible

The freedom of the press is an essential right established in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that protects all members of society.

Saudi Blogger Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison, 1000 Lashes

Yesterday, a Saudi court sentenced Raif Badawi to 10 years in prison and 1000 lashes for setting up a liberal website.

PHOTO: Censored Iranian Writer Dowlatabadi Caught Next to Iran's Chief of Censorship

The photo left a poignant mark on viewers familiar with Dowlatabadi work, which have been banned on occasion by Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.

Erykah Badu Still Plans to Perform for Gambian Dictator Yahya Jammeh

US singer Erykah Badu has become the target of criticism over a planned performance for President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia.

Alleged Human Rights Violations During Agrarian Strike in Colombia

Guatemala: ¡PODER!, Tale of Two Girls

China-Vietnam clash in the Paracels

Hong Kong: Domestic Worker Slapped, Kicked and Forced to Work 21 hours a Day

China: Online Protest Against Dog-Meat Festival

Russia's War of the Roses

RuNet Echo

After the deadly fire in Odessa, and months of tensions between Moscow and Kiev, it's no surprise that a WWII memorial has become an important stage in Russian politics.

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