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
On 8 June 2011 federal police raped, suffocated and electrocuted her in a warehouse in Mexico City. She was tortured so badly that she almost died as a result. Police wanted her to say that she belonged to one of the brutal criminal gangs causing mayhem across the country. She has been behind bars since then. Verónica’s story should be an exception; a terrible aberration; the result of a few “bad apples” within Mexico´s security forces. Tragically, it is not.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Rwandan authorities are rounding up poor people and arbitrarily detaining them in “transit centers” across the country, Human Rights Watch said today. The conditions in these centers are harsh and inhuman, and beatings are commonplace.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Egypt's former top auditor, who was sacked after alleging government corruption, has been given a prison sentence for spreading "false news." Hisham Geneina was fired in March by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi after estimating corruption had cost Egypt $67.6 billion over four years.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
El Salvador's Supreme Court on Wednesday declared as unconstitutional a 1993 law that prohibited the prosecution of crimes committed by the military and leftist guerillas during the Central American country's bloody civil war.

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