In Arabic and some English. Contains news, articles, press releases, studies and reports, and links to other resources on human rights violations in Libya. Libya forbids opposition political parties & independent organizations & violators can be executed; therefore there may be no organizations based in Libya itself. Libya has forcibly "disappeared" 258 political prisoners, many for violating Law 71 that bans any group activity oppossed to the regime.
Archived Web Resources
Human Rights Solidarity [Libya]
Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies [Egypt]
In English and Arabic. Contains project information, press releases, PDFs of publications, and a database of its library related to democracy and civil rights in Egypt and the Middle East. The Center is a non-governmental organization and its main objectives are the advancement of applied social sciences with special emphasis on Egypt and the Arab World. It is committed to the promotion of responsible dialogue, democracy, peace and development for all peoples in the region. The Egyptian government closed the center in 2000. Its founder, Saad Eddine Ibrahim, and 27 other members of staff were tried and imprisoned on trumped-up charges in 2002. The center re-opened in 2003 but founder remains abroad for fear of imprisonment upon return to Egypt.
Institute for Reporters Freedom and Safety [Azerbaijan]
In Azerbaijani and English. Formed as a non-governmental organization in 2006, the IRFS has been monitoring all violence against journalists and violations of journalists’ rights in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan has the 5th highest number of wrongfully imprisoned journalists in the world, behind China, Eritrea, Iran and Cuba. Staff members subject to random beatings, surveillance, and arbitrary detention with impunity. Contains photographs, videos, list of journalists, freedom of information requests, news, and reports for download. Users can also upload their own content.
Laogai Research Foundation [China]
In English. In 1992, the Laogai Research Foundation was established to gather information and spread public awareness on the Chinese Laogai (work camps). The Foundation publishes an annual Laogai Handbook, newsletters, special investigative reports, as well as assisting television media in preparing documentary films on the Laogai. Since its inception, the LRF has expanded its focus to document and report on other systemic human rights violations in China, including public executions, organ harvesting from executed prisoners, the coercive enforcement of China's population control policy, and persecution of religious believers. Contains reports, list of publications, survivor stories, and photographs.
Omo "Iliniden" - Pirin: Member of the European Free Alliance - EFA [Bulgaria]
In English, Bulgarian, and Macedonian. OMO "Ilinden" - PIRIN is a democratic party in the Republic of Bulgaria, that protects the rights of the minorities and strives for the decentralization of the country. It is the only political party that fights for the rights of the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria. The Bulgarian government refuses to acknowledge the existence of the large Macedonian minority in Pirin Macedonia and continues to violate its basic human rights. Members and supporters of OMO "Ilinden" - PIRIN (political party and human rights organization) and OMO Ilinden (human and minority rights organization) have been videotaped, harrassed, beaten, fined, and even imprisoned simply for asserting their ethnic Macedonian identity.
South Asia Forum for Human Rights
In English. Human rights coalition with 35 partner organizations and offices in Nepal, Pakistan, and India. Formed in 1990, SAFHR promotes respect for universal values of human rights, the interdependence of rights and the indivisibility of rights. Some of its core concerns of the human rights and peace agenda are displacement of indigenous peoples and minorities, refugees and migrants, impunity, inter-state and intra-state conflicts and peace accords, militarization and the strengthening of peace constituencies in civil society. It works with two particular constituencies - women and the media- to strengthen their peace and human rights building capacities.
The Burma Campaign UK: Campaigning for Human Rights and Democracy in Burma
in English. The Burma Campaign UK works for human rights, democracy and development in Burma. We work for the freedom of all the peoples of Burma regardless of race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender or age. Contains news archive, video gallery, newsletters and reports for download, and events listing.
Youth Human Rights Movement [Russia]
In Russian and English. English portion of site contains program description and news articles. YHRM is comprised of members from 30 Russian states whose areas of focus include racial and ethnic intolerance, army service, voter rights, and youth rights. YHRM's registration revoked in 2007, but then registration committee later acknowledged this as unlawful and reinstated registration.