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Punitive Psychiatry Making a Comeback in Russia?

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 12.24.2012 | World
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

By now, it seems that everyone has heard of the Russian female punk collective Pussy Riot. Yet the band's prosecution is but an episode in Russia's ongoing misuse of antiextremism laws directed against dissenting voices.

Pussy Riot: One Out, Two to Go (to Prison)

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 12.15.2012 | World
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

Last week's verdict to keep Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina locked up is based on a politically motivated reading of Russia's constitutional norms and the flawed testimony of biased experts.

The "Kill the Gays" Bill is Back

Paul LeGendre | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul LeGendre

Uganda is one of 83 countries where homosexuality is criminalized. If a proposed bill were to pass, it would become the eighth country where it is punishable by death.

Remembering Galina Kozhevnikova as Her Last Report is Presented in Russia

Paul LeGendre | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul LeGendre

Today, the SOVA Center for Information and Analysis presented its latest report on hate crimes in the Russian Federation. The press conference began w...

Attacks On African Migrants and Refugees in Libya

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights First

The International Community Should Condemn Attacks On African Migrants and Refugees in Libya and Urge Libyan Forces not to Block Departures On Monday ...

Justice Still Awaits Victims of Anti-Roma Hate Crimes in Hungary

Paul LeGendre | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul LeGendre

Two years ago today, 27-year-old Robert Csorba and his four-year-old son were shot dead as they ran from their burning home in Tatárszentgyörgy, Hungary -- all because they were Roma.

Woman Faces Death in Pakistan for Blasphemy--Will the U.N. Support Similar Measures?

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights First

By Pamela Takiff Advisor, Fighting Discrimination Program Last month, on November 8, a Pakistani woman from Punjab was sentenced to death by hanging ...

Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill: An Insider's View

Paul LeGendre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Paul LeGendre

"In an attempt to determine the cause of my sexual variance, a dentist once asked me if there were witches in my family. In addition to my dentist's unwelcome inquiries, I've had my house set on fire."