Post Tagged with: "Human Rights"

Pennsylvania’s GOP candidate was Abu Ghraib torture consultant

January 20, 2018 12:04 am
Pennsylvania’s GOP candidate was Abu Ghraib torture consultant

Pennsylvania state Republican Rick Saccone (L) greets US President Donald Trump. (Reuters file photo) A US lawmaker, who had for years been working as a torture consultant at the notorious US military-administrated Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, has now become the Republican Party’s candidate for the upcoming Pennsylvania special election for […]

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US President Donald Trump’s efforts to end Dreameres deal racially motivated: US District Court Judge William Alsup

January 13, 2018 11:29 pm
US President Donald Trump’s efforts to end Dreameres deal racially motivated: US District Court Judge William Alsup

People protest against US President Donald Trump during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), near the Trump Tower in New York on October 05, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A US federal judge says President Donald Trump’s plan to end and tan Obama-era program that […]

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Human Rights Watch urges UN sanctions against Saudi crown prince over Yemen war

December 21, 2017 1:33 am
Human Rights Watch urges UN sanctions against Saudi crown prince over Yemen war

This photo taken from Saudi media shows Saudi Defense Minister and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz visiting military forces in the kingdom’s south. Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called for UN sanctions against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for leading a bloody bombing campaign and a crippling […]

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Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab just exercising legitimate right to free speech: Human Rights Watch

November 21, 2017 11:00 pm
Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab just exercising legitimate right to free speech: Human Rights Watch

Prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab (Photo by Reuters) Human Rights Watch has strongly censured the Bahraini regime over keeping prominent human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab behind bars over his criticism of the ruling Al Khalifah family and the Wahhabi ideology. Kenneth Roth, the executive director […]

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US rights group condemns police violence in California

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US rights group condemns police violence in California

Anaheim police monitor protesters as they march during a demonstration against US Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder on February 13, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Getty Images) A US civil rights group has condemned police in the state of California for excessive use of force and the high number of deaths […]

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Human rights advocate gunned down in Mexico

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Human rights advocate gunned down in Mexico

Silvestre de la Toba, a human rights advocate, who was gunned down in the northern state of Baja California Sur, Mexico, on November 20, 2017. (File photo) A top Mexican human rights advocate and his son have been killed in an attack in northern Mexico. Silvestre de la Toba was killed […]

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‘Rise in hate’ came with Donald Trump, Democratic lawmakers in the US House of Representatives demand hearing

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‘Rise in hate’ came with Donald Trump, Democratic lawmakers in the US House of Representatives demand hearing

Muslim women walk along Coney Island Avenue on October 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by AFP) Democratic lawmakers in the US House of Representatives are calling for a hearing on hate crimes in the United States amid an uptick in violence in the backdrop of a decisive rhetoric […]

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Health of hunger strikers in Bahrain prison worsen amid cruel treatment

October 27, 2017 9:34 pm
Health of hunger strikers in Bahrain prison worsen amid cruel treatment

File photo shows the Bahraini female activists who have gone on hunger strike in Isa City prison to protest brutal treatment by prison authorities. Health conditions of five female Bahraini activists that have gone on a hunger strike in prison to protest their ill treatment by prison authorities have reportedly […]

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Health of hunger strikers in Bahrain prison worsen amid cruel treatment

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Health of hunger strikers in Bahrain prison worsen amid cruel treatment

File photo shows the Bahraini female activists who have gone on hunger strike in Isa City prison to protest brutal treatment by prison authorities. Health conditions of five female Bahraini activists that have gone on a hunger strike in prison to protest their ill treatment by prison authorities have reportedly […]

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United Nations Human Rights Committee grills Australia over refugees, indigenous people

October 20, 2017 3:53 pm
United Nations Human Rights Committee grills Australia over refugees, indigenous people

The logo of the United Nations Human Rights Committee The United Nations Human Rights Committee has for a second day in Geneva grilled a delegation from Australia over the country’s human rights record, slamming the government’s policies toward refugees and its indigenous population. The Committee condemned the Australian government on Thursday […]

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Human Rights groups seek to stop US President Donald Trump’s third travel ban

October 17, 2017 2:38 pm
Human Rights groups seek to stop US President Donald Trump’s third travel ban

Attorneys for the ACLU deliver remarks to the media outside US District Court in Greenbelt, Maryland, March 15, 2017. (AFP photo) Human Rights groups in the US have sought a court order to suspend President Donald Trump’s latest version of a controversial travel ban, which they argue discriminates against Muslims. […]

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US government undercounted police killings by half: Study

October 13, 2017 4:06 pm
US government undercounted police killings by half: Study

Demonstrators confront police while protesting the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley on September 16, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Getty Images) US police killed 1,166 people in 2015, more than three a day, but an official US government count misclassified over half of the deaths, according to […]

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Myanmar ‘starving out’ Rohingya: UK-based rights group

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Myanmar ‘starving out’ Rohingya: UK-based rights group

Rohingya refugees walk after crossing the border in Palang Khali, Bangladesh, October 9, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) A UK-based rights group has accused Myanmar’s government of intentionally starving Rohingya Muslims in a bid to force the persecuted minority group out of the country. “Rohingya are now being starved out of […]

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Europe returning more Afghan refugees despite violence: Amnesty International

October 5, 2017 10:34 am
Europe returning more Afghan refugees despite violence: Amnesty International

Afghan refugees deported from Germany arrive at the international airport in Kabul on September 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP) An international human rights group says European states are returning many more Afghan asylum seekers despite growing insecurity and violence across the war-ravaged country.  Amnesty International said in a new report […]

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Human Rights Watch slams Qatar’s failure to protect 800k foreign workers from extreme heat

September 27, 2017 7:04 pm
Human Rights Watch slams Qatar’s failure to protect 800k foreign workers from extreme heat

The photo shows construction work the Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar, on November 9, 2014. (By AP) The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has slammed the failure of World Cup 2022 host Qatar to protect 800,000 foreign construction laborers from the country’s extremely high temperature and called for investigation into the […]

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