All Rights All Around the World (Jan. 10, 2011)

Iran Sentences Human Rights Lawyer
The New York Times
Preview: “A female human rights lawyer has been sentenced by Iran’s authorities to 11 years in jail for crimes that include ‘activities against national security’ and ‘propaganda against the regime,’ family members confirmed on Monday. In addition to her jail sentence, the lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, was also barred from either practicing law or leaving the country for 20 years, her husband, Reza Khandan, said in a telephone interview on Monday.”
Related: Iran jails human rights lawyer for 11 years‎ (The Guardian), Iran Jails Human Rights Lawyer for 11 Years‎ (Voice of America), IRAN: Human-rights lawyer sentenced to 11 years in prison, barred from law for 20 (LA Times), Iran convicts prominent human rights lawyer (The Washington Post)

Missing Chinese human rights lawyer describes being tortured by police
The Guardian
Preview: “Gao Zhisheng said his account of the abuse should be released if he went missing again – which he now has”
Related: Missing China activist ‘tortured’‎ (BBC News), Where is Chinese activist Gao Zhisheng?‎ (, Dissident Gao claims mistreatment‎ (RTHK), China: Fear of disappearance of activist and family: Hada (Amnesty International)

Amnesty International Urges Obama Administration to Raise Human Rights Concerns During Summit With Chinese President
Common Dreams
Preview: “President Obama should meet with former Chinese political prisoners living in the United States before the summit”
Related: The Preparations for Hu Jintao’s Visit to the US‎ (The Epoch Times), The Preparations for Hu Jintao’s Visit to the US‎ – The Epoch Times (The Wall Street Journal)

LGBTI murder victims in Honduras
An Action Alert from IGLHRC
Preview: Three murders in two weeks; 31 in the last year
Available in Spanish and English

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