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‘The true worth of our presence’ – Syrian lawyers risk detention and death in the name of justice

17 April 2014 |  by  |  Crisis, MENA, Security and Human Rights, Syria  |  No Comments

We are afraid. But we continue working because we feel what we can offer is worth the struggle, and because by doing so we are affirming our humanity.

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Turkey Twitter trial

Their crime? Sending out tweets during the first few days of the Gezi Park protests last June. If found guilty, they could face up to 3 years in prison.

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Youth voices rising at international meeting in New York

14 April 2014 |  by  |  Demand Dignity, UN  |  No Comments

It’s been 20 years since the Cairo agreement on population and development saw the world shift its focus to people, their dignity and their rights – away from statistics. This week, we are at the UN in New York to see how far the world has come in making that a reality.

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The military occupation of Maré ahead of Brazil’s World Cup

Early morning, the streets of Rio de Janeiro’s Maré complex of favelas (slums) woke up to a military occupation by around 2,700 federal Army troops.

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Election fever grips Afghanistan

I saw an almost unprecedented sense of hope and enthusiasm ahead of the elections this Saturday, when millions of Afghans will go to the polls to elect a new president.

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Middle Eastern nations at forefront of disturbing spike in executions

Across the Middle East and North Africa, at least 638 people were executed in 2013 using methods ranging from beheadings and hangings, to death by firing squad.

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