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International – Toxic bedfellows: sport, politics and human rights

31 Jul

In this cynical ménage á trois, it’s human rights that gets tossed aside when no longer needed.

via IFEX

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Tajikistan – Authorities block Internet, mobile and landline connections to Gorno Badakhshan province

31 Jul

The blocking of communications has taken place as dozens of deaths have been reported after troops were sent to the region to arrest those responsible for the murder of the local state security chief.

via IFEX

Mongolia – Criminal defamation charges brought against journalist

31 Jul

L. Bayaraa was detained twice while under investigation and finally ordered to pay compensation to a member of parliament.

via IFEX

Belarus – Journalist facing sentence for exposing Minsk metro security flaws

31 Jul

Vital Ruhayn was arrested after posting a video online showing a lack of security on the Minsk subway, which was the target of a deadly bombing in April 2011.

via IFEX

Tanzania – Authorities ban weekly indefinitely

31 Jul

The information ministry claimed that MwanaHalisi’s four July editions contained seditious and false material but did not specify particular articles.

via IFEX

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