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Stories about Human Rights

20 December 2014

#Ferguson Killing Inspires Street Art Throughout the US

A new wave of art with messages of justice have flooded Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

19 December 2014

Murder of LGBTQ Activist Renews Venezuela’s Human Rights Debate

The murder of Giniveth Soto, a gender-equality activist, has launched at least two major, nationwide public debates about urban violence and threats same-sex couples face in Venezuela.

18 December 2014

The Russian Internet Is Not Free. A New Tax Might Make It Even Worse.

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The Russian government is now considering its own variant of an Internet tax, and wants to make all Russian Internet users pay for consuming copyrighted content online.

Hong Kong Police's Arrest of Teen ‘Shopping’ Protesters Sparks Concern

Human rights activists worry that Hong Kong police are targeting minors participating in "shopping" pro-democracy protests. Young activists may not be aware of their legal rights.

17 December 2014

Castro and Obama Open New Chapter on US-Cuba Relations

Cubans on both sides of the Florida Straits are overwhelmed, elated, speechless. But as both presidents noted, the embargo is codified in legislation that only the US Congress can change.

Anti-Coup Activist Says Thai Officials Threatened Her with Rape

She was detained at an International Human Rights Day event in Bangkok after she and another person made the three-fingered "Hunger Games" salute, which is banned in Thailand.

16 December 2014

#IndiaWithPakistan: Indians Show Solidarity With Their Grieving Neighbors After Peshawar Attack

"Yes, I am Indian. So what? The pain of losing a child is universal. #IndiawithPakistan"

15 December 2014

Women's Reproductive Rights in Croatia: Is the Clock Ticking?

As Croatia looks to develop in the EU and Serbia looks to ascend to the European family, women's reproductive rights are being reorganized and restricted.

The Incredible Courage of Women Human Rights Defenders in the Middle East

Women in Iraq, Syria, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Iran have faced prosecution, poor treatment, kidnappings and even death for daring to defend human rights.

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