All Rights All Around the World (Feb. 13, 2011)

Rallies near UN call for human rights in Egypt
The Wall Street Journal
Preview: “Egyptian-Americans and human rights activists have rallied in New York to celebrate the ouster of Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak and to call for human rights reforms in that nation.”
Related: Egypt human rights: ‘The hard work begins now’‎ (BBC News)

Afghanistan: Government Takeover of Shelters Threatens Women’s Safety
Human Rights Watch
Preview: “An Afghan government move to take over the operations of women’s shelters threatens the safety of women and girls in Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch urged the government to support, rather than control, the work of shelter providers to ensure that women fleeing domestic violence are able to find safe and secure refuge.”

Editorial: Human-rights resources are still available
Poughkeepsie Journal
Preview: “Unfortunately, the Dutchess County Human Rights Commission saw its funding eliminated last year and is closing at the end of March, after investigating complaints of any and every kind of discrimination — and helping to resolve those disputes — for more than 25 years.”

59 Human Rights Party members arrested
the star
Preview: “Police arrested 59 members of the Human Rights Party in Perak, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Negri Sembilan on Sunday ahead of an upcoming anti-racism rally.”

Bahrain Human-Rights Organization Urges King to Free Detainees
Preview: “A human-rights organization in Bahrain, where protests are planned for tomorrow, urged the Persian Gulf island kingdom’s monarch to release detainees and open talks with opposition groups.”
Related: Bahrain promises media freedoms amid protest calls‎ (The Associated Press), Bahrain Hands Out Cash Ahead of Day of Protest‎ (The Media Line), Bahrain king warned of revolution‎ (Press TV)

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