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Stories about Human Rights

6 March 2015

Macedonia’s Massive Illegal Wiretapping Operation Allegedly Monitored Journalists and Diplomats

Global Voices Advocacy

As a four-year-long wiretapping scandal unravels in Macedonia, online users draw attention to the lack of media coverage and the history of the characters behind the story.

5 March 2015

Alleged Video of Soldiers Beating Civilian Shocks São Tomé and Príncipe

The alleged images show a young man sitting on the ground, wearing only underwear, as soldiers—apparently high-ranking members of the Armed Forces of São Tomé and Príncipe—beat him mercilessly.

3 March 2015

John Legend Tells Bahrain's Peaceful Protesters: I Stand With You

"A just society is one built not on fear or repression or vengeance or exclusion, but one built on love." - John Legend.

2 March 2015

Spanish Football Fans Sing Chants that Justify Violence Against Women

"Go Rubén Castro! It wasn't your fault. She was a whore. You did good!"

With Their Government Silent on Rising Shia Killings, These Pakistanis are Speaking Up

Since the beginning of 2015, more than 80 people have been killed in four attacks on Shia mosques in three different cities of Pakistan.

1 March 2015

In Latin America, Gender-Based Violence Against Men Is Little Talked About

Social perceptions of gender differences and inequalities often result in gender-based violence. Most figures deal with violence against women, but what does violence look like when the victims are men?

28 February 2015

Iran Reacts to the Latest Snowden Leak on SIM Card Hacks

Global Voices Advocacy

Iran's Minister of Information and Communication Technologies told Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency that he urges all state employees and ordinary Iranians to rely on their landlines for most communications.

27 February 2015

Renowned Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Still Detained After 10 Months

Global Voices Advocacy

A human rights lawyer who has defended clients ranging from Ai Weiwei to communist party officials, Pu Zhiqiang is now facing criminal charges over his postings on Weibo.

The Political Violence in Bangladesh Is Claiming Too Many Lives

I close the windows of my car, and think of buying a fire extinguisher. [Then], if a bomb is thrown inside my car, I'd be able to douse the fire.

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