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International Organizations Condemn the Trial of Five Human Rights Bloggers in the UAE

July 20, 2011

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.— On Sunday, Amnesty International, the Arabic Network or Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Front Line Defenders, and Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a statement denouncing the trial of five bloggers, calling  for their release. The statement read, “UAE authorities should drop charges against five activists arrested after they called for democratic reforms.” Ahmed […]

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New Zealand Journalist Deported From Yemen While Reporting on Human Trafficking

July 6, 2011

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YEMEN.— New Zealand journalist, Glen Johnson, arrested in Yemen last month has been released and deported to the United Arab Emirates. New Zealand freelance reporter, Glen Johnson, was arrested on June 25 while investigating a story on the human trafficking trade from Africa to the Middle East. On Friday, a Yemeni official stated that Johnson had been […]

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