Lawyers Quit in Protest at Bahrain Torture Trial

Lawyers Quit in Protest at Bahrain Torture Trial

Things have been better for Bahrain’s 23 human rights activists, opposition activists, bloggers and dissident clerics all on trial for treason. After being tortured for months, today their entire defense team quit. Local activists are calling on their international supporters to up the pressure.

Israel: The Democratic Haven of the Middle East?

Israel: The Democratic Haven of the Middle East?

Israel touts itself as the bastion of democracy in the Middle East, a mainstay against the dictatorships and monarchies that characterize the region. But there have been some incredibly worrying signs over the last two years in the erosion of freedoms of expression in Israel. One local feminist peace organization is calling on the UN to do something about it.

UN Chief Tongue-Tied over Chinese Human Rights

UN Chief Tongue-Tied over Chinese Human Rights

The Chinese government has for years severely restricted the freedom of movement, abortion speech and religion of its citizens, pharmacy failed to develop an independent judiciary, viagra buy done very little to curb discrimination against…