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Cyclists to ride for the Cuban 5 in Italy

On May 5, there will be a 40-mile bike ride through various towns around the Lake Como area in northern Italy as part of the worldwide movement calling for the release of "The Cuban Five."

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Stumble stones are for German hearts and minds

BERLIN - The late, late snow has finally disappeared from Berlin's streets. Visible once again, here and there, are the "stumble stones" -"stolpersteine" in German - with their brief, tragic messages.

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Cuban 5 wives meet with UN human rights chief

Adriana Perez, wife of Gerardo Hernandez, and Olga Salanueva, wife of Rene Gonzalez, requested UN intervention on human rights grounds to be able to visit their husbands (two of the five imprisoned Cubans known collectively as the Cuban 5) whom they have not seen in over a decade.

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Colombian senator: U.S.-backed labor rights plan a flop

The labor action plan for workers' rights added to the controversial U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement is failing, say a Colombian senator and union leaders.

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Murder of Tunisian leftist causes uproar

Tunisia was the site of the first blooming of the "Arab Spring." The assassination of Tunisian leftist politician Chokri Belaid by unknown gunmen has thrown this North African country into turmoil.

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“Hotel Evin” where checking out is not easy

Evin prison in Tehran has for nearly 30 years been a notorious center for the punishment, torture, and execution of opponents to the Iranian regime.

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Court documents on Alan Gross could help Cuban Five

Cuban Five defenders distinguish between the role of the Five in the United States and Gross' activities in Cuba.

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Terror in Iran: Photo tells a story

These men should not have paid with their lives. Why execution???

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Campaign to free Colombia's David Ravelo draws global support

Responding to the imprisonment of Colombian human rights activist David Ravelo, members of the North American Committee for the Defense of David Ravelo were in Colombia on Ravelo's behalf.

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Malala recovering: young Pakistani woman to continue her struggle

Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for advocating girls' education in Pakistan, has been discharged from a British hospital.

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