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August 2013 (3)
Aug 23 2013 3:12PM
Maldives: rape survivor will not be flogged

This week, we were relieved to hear that a 15 year old girl in the Maldives – who reportedly survived repeated sexual abuse - will be spared the inhumane punishment of flogging for the ‘crime’ of extra-marital sex or ‘fornication’. On...

Aug 14 2013 3:08PM
Blogger and photographer tortured, lawyer held for tweeting about it

In a further attack on free speech, the Bahrain authorities have detained and tortured blogger Mohammad Hassan Sudayf and photographer Hussain Hubail, apparently for sharing information on social networks. Tweet !function(d,s,id){var...

Aug 1 2013 3:22PM
Raisa freed from psychiatric hospital, thanks to you

Raisa Radchenko, a 70 year old human rights activist and grandmother from the Ukraine, has been released from the psychiatric hospital where she was being forcibly treated. More about this case Raisa’s daughter, Daryna Radchenko, has...