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Freedom of Expression: Activists Jailed for Criticizing Government

The Supreme Court in the United Arab Emirates has sentenced five political activists to prison for publicly criticizing the country’s leaders. The defendants were arrested in April for making various comments, and they appeared in court several times, mostly behind

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Posted in Freedom of Expression, Government Control, Human Rights

Human Rights: Protesters Pack Cairo’s Tahrir Square, Despite Government’s Concessions

Tens of thousands of Egyptians gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday where they pressed their demand for an end to military rule despite the ruling military’s appointment of a new prime minister. The number of protesters has continued to

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Posted in Free Speech, Government Control, Human Rights

Burma Orders Aung San Suu Kyi’s Party to Halt Political Activity

The Burmese political organization led by Aung San Suu Kyi says it has been ordered to halt all political activities. A spokesman for the National League for Democracy told says the group is considering its response to the order, which

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Posted in Human Rights

Malaysia Ready for Battle With Anonymous

Malaysia heightens security on its government website to prepare for an alleged cyber attack by hacker group Anonymous. The police chief reported Wednesday that they would “track down the activists” responsible. The attack is codenamed “Operation Malaysia,” and Anonymous announced

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Posted in Human Rights

“The Main Thing is the Information Gets Out”

Source: – By Etienne Strebel   A small group of Libyans living in exile in Switzerland are trying to show what is really going on in their home country, despite the censorship imposed by the regime. Their small “news

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Posted in Human Rights

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