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China, Russia, Cuba and Saudi Arabia in the UN Human Rights Council

Posted in: Articles, China, Countries, News, Other Countries, Russia, South Africa

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 – There will also be China, Russia, Cuba and Saudi Arabia in the Human Rights Council, the United Nations’ top rights body, despite concerns about abuses and restrictions on freedoms in all four nations
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Mikhail Prokhorov supporter of human rights, will pay the rent for an NGO

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MOSCOW, 26 JUN – Mikhail Prokhorov, a Russian billionaire, has offered to pay rent for a year to a human rights group that a few days ago had been evicted from their office in Moscow, despite paying the rent until the end of the month. Prokhorov is the head of the Civil Platform party.
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Abuse in the Brazilian dictatorship could be punished, the former president in Guatemala freed from genocide conviction

Posted in: Articles, Brazil, Countries, News

BRASILIA, 22 MAY – The Brazilian Truth Commission could not limit itself to unravel the events that took place during the dictatorship. Rosa Cardoso, coordinator of the Committee, explained that there are other courts, in addition to the country’s own,
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Former Presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov donates 1 million rubles to Human Rights NGO

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MOSCOW, 13 DEC – The Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov is among the major sponsors who donated to human rights NGO the Moscow Helsinki Group. He contributed 1 million rubles. According to the head activist of the group Lyudmila Alexeyeva,
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134 Nobel winners ask Xi Jinping to release Liu Xiaobo

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WASHINGTON, 5 DEC – 134 Nobel laureates have signed a letter to the new party secretary Xi Jinping to free fellow Nobel Prize for Peace in 2010, Liu Xiaobo. The whereabouts of the activist, who was sentenced in 2009 to 11 years for subversion, are unknown: he might still be held in a prison in northeast China, according to some newspapers suffering from hepatitis
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