Children: Drug-Trafficking Victims
A recent study presented to the
United Nations revealed that between 2006 and 2010, Mexican
drug-traffickers have recruited more than 30,000 children to carry out
kidnapping, extortions, and murders. Children’s rights groups
do not consider these children criminals, but rather victims of social
pressures and criminal exploitation, and in need of positive, more stable
for Cuban Political Prisoners
The Catholic Church announced Cuba’s release of two
well-known political prisoners. While Angel Juan Moya intends to
stay, Guido Sigler Amaya plans to immigrate to the United States.
Allowing Moya to stay, as a free citizen, is a change from last
year’s policy where eleven prisoners who refused exile to Spain were
kept in jail.
Gay Rights Activist Killed
Source: News From
Human rights groups report increasing violence
against gays and lesbians in Africa. Victims include Ugandan
activist David Kato who died following a recent attack. The
country’s gay rights community faces renewed discrimination
following the introduction of a bill mandating the death penalty for
certain kinds of gay sex.
Response to Sudanese Protestors
Source: Human Rights
A Sudanese student died as a result of injuries
sustained in a violent confrontation with authorities there.
Government forces arrested roughly 100 people, including nine journalists,
at a peaceful rally against the country’s National Congress
Party. Human Rights Watch condemned the violence and stated that the
Sudanese people have a right to protest peacefully.