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Syrian Refugee Crisis Lin...

Syrian Refugee Crisis Linked to Rampant Torture, Disappearances & Arrests of Civilian Population | Democracy Now!

Amnesty International’s report on prison hangings at Saydnaya prison was published less than two weeks after...

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Unjustly violent. Banglad...

Unjustly violent. Bangladesh police deliberately “kneecapping” – shooting & maiming detainees, journalists & opposition supporters

A new Human Rights Watch Report reveals that “security forces in Bangladesh are deliberately shooting...

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Central African Republic ...

Central African Republic death toll could reach 30: U.N. | Reuters

Hundreds of civilians are seeking refuge inside a mosque in the Central African Republic’s border town...

Protecting those who defend the envir...

The assassinations of Berta Cáceres, a leader of the Lenca indigenous people in Honduras, and Sikhosiphi “Bazooka”...

Protecting those who defend the environment is a matter of human rights | John H Knox, Michel Forst and Victoria Tauli-Corpuz | Global development | The Guardian
posted on: Jun 5, 2016 | author: Leading Light Foundation

Prosecution of human rights lawyer co...

Last December, two National Security officers were sentenced to five years in prison for torturing lawyer Kareem...

Prosecution of human rights lawyer continues over anti-torture bill – Daily News Egypt
posted on: Jun 5, 2016 | author: Leading Light Foundation

In ‘defence of the oppressed’: obstac...

Lawyers say they risk being jailed for their work defending government critics, with hundreds already believed to be...

In ‘defence of the oppressed’: obstacles of practicing law in Egypt
posted on: Jun 5, 2016 | author: Leading Light Foundation

Death in police custody: The case of ...

– Forensics report confirms lawyer was subjected to “violent” beatings to genitals and chest, says prosecution....

Death in police custody: The case of Kareem Hamdy – Daily News Egypt
posted on: Jun 5, 2016 | author: Leading Light Foundation

China’s Foreign Minister Lectur...

China has cracked down on activists since President Xi Jinping took power in 2012. Last July, the government arrested...

China’s Foreign Minister Lectures Canadian Journalist Who Asked About Human Rights – The Atlantic
posted on: Jun 5, 2016 | author: Leading Light Foundation

Palestine: ICC Should Open Formal Pro...

As the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza entered its 50th year, Human Rights Watch called today on the...

Palestine: ICC Should Open Formal Probe | Human Rights Watch
posted on: Jun 5, 2016 | author: Leading Light Foundation

Iranian Students Lashed 99 Times Over...

30 college students were arrested, interrogated and within 24 hours were each given 99 lashes for attending a...

Iranian Students Lashed 99 Times Over Coed Party – The New York Times
posted on: Jun 5, 2016 | author: Leading Light Foundation

Hissene Habre: Chad’s ex-ruler ...

His victims waited over 26 years for this moment. Chad’s ex-dictator Hissene Habre is convicted of crimes...

Hissene Habre: Chad’s ex-ruler convicted of crimes against humanity – BBC News
posted on: May 30, 2016 | author: Leading Light Foundation

Tatar Legislature Is Banned in Crimea...

In an article written by Ivan Nechepurenko for the New York Times last month, Mr. Nechepurenko reports that on...

Tatar Legislature Is Banned in Crimea – NYTimes.com
posted on: May 12, 2016 | author: Leading Light Foundation

Mass graves found in Mozambique ̵...

In April, IBTimes UK reported there was a growing threat civilians could become “legitimate targets” in...

Mass graves found in Mozambique – Report by IBTimesUK
posted on: May 4, 2016 | author: Leading Light Foundation

John Sifton’s rebuttal of  Pent...

  John Sifton’s rebuttal of the Pentagon’s report on the October attack on a Doctors Without Borders...

John Sifton’s rebuttal of  Pentagon report on October attack on Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan
posted on: May 4, 2016 | author: Leading Light Foundation

HRW to Papua New Guinea: address abus...

Despite Papua New Guinea’s commitments in 2011 to address police abuses, these remain rampant with more than...

HRW to Papua New Guinea: address abuses at Universal Periodic Review of Papua New Guinea on May 6, 2016 at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva
posted on: May 4, 2016 | author: Leading Light Foundation

A 13-year old child was gang-raped an...

Why did no one know? Why isn’t the nation outraged by what happened to YY? Are women’s rapes and murders simply not...

A 13-year old child was gang-raped and murdered on her way home from school and the Indonesia media ignored it.
posted on: May 4, 2016 | author: Leading Light Foundation

Senegal: Chad’s Hissène Habré V...

Human Rights Watch on May 3, 2016, issued updated question-and-answer document about the trial in Senegal of the...

Senegal: Chad’s Hissène Habré Verdict Scheduled May 30
posted on: May 4, 2016 | author: Leading Light Foundation

International Red Cross Chief to Worl...

As certain presidential candidates advocate for flouting the Geneva Conventions, the head of the International Red...

International Red Cross Chief to World: Why the Geneva Convention matters and the Laws of War
posted on: May 3, 2016 | author: Leading Light Foundation

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