It was a striking choice for France to invite Egyptian President Sisi to attend the G7 summit in Biarritz, with theme being “the fight against inequality”.
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Recent events have stoked alarm among the sizeable Uighur diaspora in Turkey that the country is no longer the haven it has been for decades.
Gender equality in Iran continues to suffer for religious reasons. HRW called for the release of women detained on grounds of an Iran women stadium ban.
Change is possible by combining digicom with strategic nonviolence to strengthen capacity and effectiveness of Tibet movement, says Lhadon Tethong of TAI.
The EIU finds that since 2006 democracy has deteriorated in central and eastern Europe more there than in any other part of the world.
The world famous Lebanese band, Mashrou’ Leila, has become the latest victim of Lebanon’s criminal defamation and insult laws.
Gulalai Ismail is among Pakistan’s best-known women’s rights crusaders. The military has disappeared her for two months, showing Pakistan democracy perils.
Egypt’s parliament approved a new law governing nongovernment organizations that would maintain many of the existing restrictions on their work.
Young people were at the forefront of the millions-strong 2011 uprising against the corrupt and authoritarian rule of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt.
GCHR says the General Department of Criminal Investigation, and State Security Bureau have arrested number of activists defending Bedoon’s right.