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Hungary's Descent Into One Part Dictatorship
World  (tags: humanrights, freedoms, politics, democracy )

- 2687 days ago -
On January 1, Hungary's new constitution took effect. Written by the ruling Fidesz party, the new constitution gives Fidesz control over the courts, the media, the banks, and the electoral commission.
Stop Land Seizures in China
World  (tags: China, government, humanrights, land, development )

- 2714 days ago -
Tens of millions of Chinese farmers have been forced from their land, to make way for factories, high-rise apartments, and shopping malls. Those who seek official redress are often beaten, bullied, and imprisoned.
Lowe's Caves to Anti-Muslim Bigots
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, religion, rights, politics, americans )

- 2715 days ago -
After facing pressure from a small anti-Muslim group, Lowe's has withdrawn its advertising from the television show "All-American Muslim." On its Facebook page, Lowe's referred to the group's tired anti-Muslim rhetoric as a "hotly contested debate."
Demand Fair Elections in Russia
World  (tags: freedoms, politics, world, Russia, violence, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', humanrights )

- 2716 days ago -
On Saturday December 10, tens of thousands of Russians occupied the streets of Moscow to demand fresh elections. The Kremlin has warned that it will "harshly punish" any threat to stability, with more than 50,000 security personnel at its disposal.
Free Mohammed Mahjoub!
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', government, humanrights, terrorism, HumanRights, freedoms )

- 2716 days ago -
Since receiving a Canadian "security certificate" in 2000, Mohammed Mahjoub has spent seven years in prison, and the rest under a strict regime of house arrest. Critics claims that the law under which Mahjoub is detained is unconstitutional.
UK to Welfare Test Cancer Patients
Health & Wellness  (tags: healthcare, health, illness, humans, cancer )

- 2719 days ago -
The UK government is planning to force seriously ill cancer patients, including those undergoing chemotherapy, to prove that they cannot work. Cancer patients will be forced to attend face-to-face interviews and undergo medical testing.
Stop Police Brutality in the Dominican Republic
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', police, law, politics, violence, world, dominican republic )

- 2740 days ago -
According to a new report by Amnesty International, police officers are responsible for 15 percent of all homicides committed in the Dominican Republic. Dominican police officers killed 2,367 people since from 2005-2010.
Free Journalist Ngor Garang
World  (tags: world, humanrights, africa )

- 2750 days ago -
The editor of South Sudan's Destiny newspaper Ngor Garang has been detained by security forces, after publishing an article critical of South Sudan's president Salva Kiir. His whereabouts are not known.
End Obscene Corporate Tax Breaks
Business  (tags: corporate, business, tax, finance, economy, politics )

- 2752 days ago -
A comprehensive new report reveals that 280 of America's largest and most profitable companies received nearly $223 billion in tax subsidies over the last three years.
Bangladesh: Don't Criminalize Homelessness!
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', asia, government, HumanRights, humanrights, humans, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

- 2771 days ago -
Under this law, police and magistrates will be authorized to arrest and detain suspected vagrants for up to two years in "Rehabilitation Centers." If suspects leave these Centers, they can be jailed for up to three months.
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