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Nelson Mandela Was Released From Prison After 27 Years. These 10 Political Prisoners Are Still Waiting

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

In 1964, Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison over his calls for a colorblind South Africa. He ended up serving 27 years behind bars. Hou...

John Timoney and the Kingdom of Bahrain: White-washing Human Rights Abuses and Suppressing a Popular Revolution

Kris Hermes | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Kris Hermes

In 2011, the Kingdom hired PR wizard and former police chief John Timoney, who is well-known for his repressive police tactics used against political dissidents in the U.S. More than two years after the uprising, Timoney's contract is nearly up and the assessment in Bahrain is bleak.

The Best and Worst Human Rights Developments of 2012

Freedom House | Posted 03.02.2013 | World
Freedom House

As 2012 winds down, it is time again to reflect on the year’s human rights developments. How did the world do following an eventful 2011?

From Palestine to Pussy Riot: The Hunger Strike in the Digital Age

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 09.16.2012 | World
Stefan Simanowitz

The Internet age provides huge opportunities for the scope and impact of the hunger strike to raise awareness and support. But there is also a danger that some will be lost in cyberspace.

Human Rights in Bahrain, a Casualty of Obama's Double-Standard

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 06.13.2012 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

The U.S. is obstructing justice, perpetuating human rights violations and supporting a leader who, like Assad, has turned his back on his own people and lied to the world about it.

Bahraini Activist's Daughter Goes On Hunger Strike

AP | By BARBARA SURK | Posted 06.12.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- A daughter of a prominent Bahraini human rights activist went on hunger strike on Tuesday to protest the arrest of seve...