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In Sandra’s Footsteps
Human Rights Latin America Politiks

In Sandra’s Footsteps

The environmentalist Sandra Viviana Cuéllar Gallego disappeared on the 17th of February when she was making her way to the branch of the National University of Colombia in Palmira, near Cali, in the department of Valle de Cauca, to carry out some work connected to her job. Since the moment […]

Crackdowns and uprisings
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Crackdowns and uprisings

Recent uprisings in the Middle East have been seen as small victories for the oppressed, but what effects are the revolts having on activists in other countries? As political uprisings in other countries spread, many other countries, such as China and Vietnam, are taking steps to ensure that a political […]

Institutionalised homophobia in Africa
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Institutionalised homophobia in Africa

In late January this year gay rights activist David Kato was murdered at the door of his house in Uganda, following an incident in October 2010 in which a Ugandan newspaper published the photographs, names and addresses of 100 gay citizens. According to Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) since the publication […]

The trial of Sergei Magnitsky
Human Rights In Focus

The trial of Sergei Magnitsky

On the 16th of November 2009 the Russian lawyer died in prison having spent eleven months in police custody without being formally charged, having been tortured and denied medical assistance. Without a formal accusation which would make clear the motive of his imprisonment, it seems that the Russian authorities have […]