Human Rights

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 07:18
John Kerry said he will deliver the first batch of declassified documents related to America’s role in Argentina’s 1976-83 military dictatorship, a seven-year period in which thousands of leftwing activists were murdered.
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 06:38
Dozens of special forces personnel were reportedly arrested in Turkey on Saturday, the latest development in a sweeping crackdown following last month’s failed coup in the country that killed more than 270 people. Nearly 90 staff members were arrested after being identified by a commission established by the Special Forces Command in the wake of the July 15 overthrow attempt, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 06:50
An Argentine judge has ordered the arrest of the head of the human rights group, Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo. Hebe de Bonafini has refused twice to appear in court to give evidence over the alleged embezzlement of millions of dollars from a low-income housing project.
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 06:27
Nightly mobile network disruption has been detected in a Bahraini village at the centre of recent protests, an advocacy group has said. Bahrain Watch has published a report in which it describes disruption to 3G and 4G networks in the village of Duraz. Anti-government protests have been held in Duraz, which is home to Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim.
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 06:22
Investigators for the United Nations found 48 child soldiers in Afghanistan last year, with more than half working for government-backed forces such as the Afghan National Army and the Afghan Local and National Police. But that news somehow never made an impact in Washington.
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 06:13
Government soldiers and security forces in South Sudan executed civilians and gang-raped women and girls during and after ethnically-charged fighting last month in the capital Juba, the United Nations said on Thursday.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Guzmán has been held in solitary confinement since early May, when he was transferred from a prison outside Mexico City to the federal lockup in Ciudad Juárez along the border with Texas. He lives in an air-conditioned, 80-square-foot cell that has a bed and a toilet and which is inside a new high-security wing that contains about 30 cells.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
There is “no evidence” of indiscriminate bombing or breaches of international humanitarian law by Saudi Arabia in the war in Yemen, the UK Government insisted yesterday. In its response to a report by a House of Commons committee on the crisis in Yemen, the Government defended its Gulf ally and key arms client, and said no action will be taken to halt weapons sales.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Apparently Mexico’s tolerance for violence has its limits. And one of those limits is violence against women. There is nothing new in hearing bands boasting about sexism but in a country where seven women are killed every day, burning a woman alive – even in a work of fiction – is no longer funny. The glorification of violence in narcoculture has finally hit a nerve.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
As the 27th AU Summit taking place here focuses on "2016: African Year of Human Rights, with a particular focus on the Rights of Women", more needs to be done to live up to that theme.

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