Majid Tavakoli is the Winner of the Student Peace Prize

Majid Tavakoli, prominent Iranian student leader activist, was announced the winner of the 2013 Student Peace Prize this morning. The announcement was made today to coincide with the United Nations’ International Day of Peace. The prize committee acknowledged Tavakoli for his “non- violent fight for freedom of speech and democracy.” The Norwegian Minister of Foreign [...]

Vietnam: Immediately release of 17 Vietnamese social activists and bloggers and the withdrawal of all charges

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Socialist Republic of Vietnam Re: Vietnam: Immediately release of 17 Vietnamese social activists and bloggers and the withdrawal of all charges Dear Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, I am William Nicholas Gomes, Human Rights Ambassador for I have been informed by Human Rights watch regarding seventeen Vietnamese social activists, [...]

U.S. backs Zimbabwe on alcohol policy to curb HIV transmission

The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC-Zimbabwe) is assisting Zimbabwe in developing an alcohol policy to help curb the spread of HIV and AIDS, a senior U.S. Embassy health official said on Tuesday. “Alcohol use is related to both risky sex and poor retention and care for people who are HIV infected,” said Dr. [...]

American aid worker faces death sentence in Sudan

The trial of an American NGO (non-governmental organization) aid worker, humanitarian and pro-democracy activist, Rudwan Dawod, who worked closely with former NBA legend Manute Bol prior to his untimely death, is scheduled to continue on Sunday in Khartoum, Sudan. “If convicted, Dawod could be sentenced to death,” said Maria Sliwa, founder and CEO of Freedom [...]

Tsetan Dorjee arrested and sentenced to 5 Years Jail

Tsetan Dorjee a Tibetan Activist has been sentenced to 5 years in jail for illegally entering the country by the Nepal Court. The decision came in action with the protest of 53rd anniversary of the Tibetan uprising day on March 10 which focuses a walk from Dharamshala to Tibet. During his arrest Dorjee had covered [...]

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