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Turkey's Restrictions on Press Freedoms Just Got Tighter
World  (tags: humanrights, politics, freedoms, Turkey, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', government, middle-east )

- 568 days ago -
A new law targeting independent and social media can now make dissent disappear so discreetly that users may not even notice.
In Saudi Arabia, Indonesian Maids Are on Death Row for Sorcery
World  (tags: humanrights, world, Saudi Arabia, women's rights, politics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

- 570 days ago -
But after one maid's decapitation, Indonesia has finally won some rights for these slave-like workers.
Iraqi Women, Secularists Protest Law That Would Allow Marriage Of 9-Year-Old Girls
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', children, conflict, corruption, crime, Education, ethics, freedoms, government, iraq, politics, society, Womens Rights )

- 572 days ago -
Dozens of women gathered in Baghdad, Iraq, on Saturday to protest a proposed law that would allow girls in the country to be married off at just nine years old
Crimean Tatars Fear a Future Under Russia
World  (tags: Crimea, Russia, Tatars, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', ethics, government, violence, society, politics, humanrights, interesting, world )

- 575 days ago -
Marginalized during centuries of Russian rule, Crimea's indigenous ethnic group is sounding alarm bells about Moscow's intentions.
Israel Watches Warily as Hezbollah Gains Battle Skills in Syria
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, news, Hezbollah, society, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', violence, israel )

- 575 days ago -
Hezbollah's distracting and costly engagement in the Syrian civil war has offered some practical benefit to Israelis. It has also been a source of foreboding.
Crimea's Referendum Plans Are Dividing the Population
World  (tags: Crimea, Russian invasion, referendum, news, politics, society, violence, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', world )

- 580 days ago -
Although most Russians back the Kremlin's invasion, some are skeptical that joining Moscow will solve their problems.
MARCH 8--INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2014: Women Still Walk Two Steps Behind in Arab World
World  (tags: world, politics, womens rights, Arab World, society, news, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', humanrights, government, freedoms )

- 581 days ago -
In much of the Arab world, women's participation in the labour force is the lowest in the world, according to the United Nations, while women in politics are a rare breed both in the Middle East and North Africa.
2 Chinese Grabbed for Human Trafficking
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', ethics, freedoms, Human Trafficking )

- 582 days ago -
The Anti-Human Trafficking Department of the Ghana Police Service arrested two Chinese for trafficking six Vietnamese into Ghana for prostitution.
Iranian Women Push To Tighten Gender Gap
World  (tags: Iranian women, women's rights, activism, world, politics, news, middle-east, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', government, freedoms )

- 583 days ago -
On a recent afternoon in north Tehran two professional women huddle with an adviser to the Ministry of Mines and Trade. They are building a strategy for promoting jobs for women in government and the private sector.
1-Year Countdown to End 'Human Safaris' in India
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', world, news, politics, human safaris, uncontacted tribes, native rights, indigenous rights, society )

- 584 days ago -
Time is running out for the Jarawa, who are extremely vulnerable to exploitation by intruders on their land, as demonstrated by the recent shocking revelations of the kidnapping and sexual exploitation of Jarawa women by poachers.
OP-ED: Why Putin Lies So Easily
World  (tags: Putin, lies, Russia Ukraine Invasion, politics, world, violence, society, news, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

- 584 days ago -
The old Soviet Union had a variety of mainstays when they were confronted by the West. Putin's rambling press conference confirmed their salience today:
Your Starter Kit for Understanding the Chaos Unfolding in Crimea
World  (tags: Russia, Uraine, violence, politics, world, news, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

- 584 days ago -
From Sevastopol to Kharkiv: Here are the 13 terms you need to know to understand what's happening between Russia and Ukraine right now.
Russian Markets Plunge as Putin Tightens Crimea Grip
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', russia, Putin, conflict, corruption, crime, death, government, media, politics, society, violence )

- 585 days ago -
Russia paid a financial price on Monday for its military intervention in neighboring Ukraine, with stocks, bonds and the rouble plunging as President Vladimir Putin's forces tightened their grip on the Russian-speaking Crimea region.
Obama Admin. Allows Virulent Anti-Gay Muslim Leader Into US for Money Raising Tour
World  (tags: USA, Obama Administration, Visa, State Dept.- Syria, Sheikh Mohammad Rateb al-Nabulsi, homophobia, hate, murder, killing, Islam, Sharia Law, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', death, freedoms, middle-east, violence, war, terrorism )

- 585 days ago -
Sheikh al-Nabulsi has publicly endorsed killing of gay people, holy war against Westerners and Jews as well as suicide bombings against Israel, America's only democratic ally in the region. All things that should have denied him a visa to enter the US.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Applaud Charity for Helping Syrian Children - ForceChange
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', children, politics, world, Syrian conflict, Refugees&Relief, humanrights, government, goodnews )

- 590 days ago -
Applaud SOS Children's Villages for its effort to provide Syrian children with warm clothing

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