Hugh Williamson

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Name: Hugh Williamson
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 3 reports

Moscow Welcomes More Autonomy for Pro-Russian Separatists in Ukraine

Russia has welcomed a new Ukrainian law granting autonomy to separatist-held eastern regions as “a step in the right direction,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “We hope that all provisions of the law will be implemented responsibly,” Russia’s Foreign ... [Published TIME.com - 12 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 3 reports

Human Rights watch calls on Obama to challenge Poroshenko on violations

The Obama administration should urge Ukraine’s leadership to stop human rights violations by Ukrainian forces in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, according to . Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko is due to meet US President Barack Obama on Thursday ... [Published Voice of Russia - 12 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Justice Jackson speaks on judicial role

HAMLET — A North Carolina Supreme Court justice made the trip from Raleigh to speak at Richmond Community College for Constitution Day on Wednesday.Justice Barbara Jackson, who was elected to the court in 2010, spoke to the crowd about the U.S. and state ... [Published Richmond County Daily Journal - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Editorial: Constitution continues guidance

More than 100 countries have in some shape, form or fashion duplicated what our Founding Fathers did 227 years ago. On this date in 1787, they signed the Constitution and since then we have lived by it, argued over it and tried not to let anyone trample ... [Published Henderson Dispatch - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 2 reports

Russians shadow American warship after Canadian frigate 'buzzed'

Russian ships and fighter planes tracked an American warship out on the same Black Sea exercise that saw its military aircraft “buzz” a Canadian frigate, a source has confirmed to CTV News, despite Russia’s denials.Three small Russian surface vessels ... [Published CTV News - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 06 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 1 reports

Pro-Russian rebels using forced labour 'punishment brigades': HRW

Rebel forces in east Ukraine have committed "serious violations of the laws of war" by seizing civilians and forcing them to work in "punishment brigades" on pain of death, Human Rights Watch said.Witnesses in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk told HRW ... [Published Expatica Germany - Sep 06 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 2 reports

Ukraine: Rebels Subject Civilians to Forced Labor

Source: Human Rights WatchCountry: Ukraine ‘Punishment Brigades’ Put in Danger, Abused (Berlin) – Insurgent forces are detaining civilians on allegations of violating public order and then subjecting them to forced labor. Rebels appear to be using ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

NATO challenges Putin’s threats

NATO’s secretary-general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, said the organization is creating a special strike force of 4,000 soldiers that can be deployed rapidly in eastern Europe and the Baltic states. Rasmussen said the force will be designed to protect members ... [Published Digital Journal - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Ukraine: Pro-Russian Rebels Torture and Kill Civilians

By | IB Times  –Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine are committing atrocities against civilians, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned.In its latest report, the rights group shows evidence of abductions and torture of Ukrainian civilians by the Russia-backed ... [Published Yahoo! Singapore - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Blog: Tony Blair Gives PR a Bad Name

Former British Prime Minister turned hired gunslinger Tony Blair is giving PR a bad name by finessing his lucrative relationship with the reprehensible ruler of Kazakhstan. He's too touchy about his work.The politico, who enabled George W. Bush's wrongheaded ... [Published Odwyer PR Daily - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 2 reports

Blair under fire for advising Kazakhstan

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has come under renewed fire following a report revealing that he gave Kazakhstan’s president advice on how to manage a deadly police incident. The report published by The Sunday Telegraph revealed a leaked letter ... [Published Press tv - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Convention of 1787 Debates Scope of Presidential Veto Power

, Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted by a Travis County grand jury for allegedly misusing the veto power granted to him by the state constitution. And on August 15, 1787, it was that very power — the power of the executive to negate acts of the legislature ... [Published New American - Aug 18 2014]

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...Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko is due to meet US President Barack Obama on Thursday when he makes an address to Congress. "the obamaobama administration’s support for ukraine in the conflict against the russia-backed insurgency needs to include urging the government to meet its obligations to protect all civilians" said Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director at (HRW)...
"ukraine's closest friends have the most effective voices to speak with the ukrainian leadership about human rights concerns, and the obama administration shouldn't miss this opportunity" Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch said Thursday, as quoted by the organization
"there is always an opportunity for something stupid to happen and somebody get in too close or somebody do something provocative that would actually escalate the incident and get quite dangerous" Hugh Williamson told CTV News
"forced labor is just one of many serious abuses that rebels in eastern ukraine impose on their captives" Williamson said

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Ukraine: Rebels Subject Civilians to Forced Labor [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 05 2014]
Ukraine: Rebels Subject Civilians to Forced Labor [Published Human Rights Watch - Sep 05 2014]
NATO challenges Putin’s threats [Published Digital Journal - Sep 01 2014]
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Ukraine: Rebel Forces Detain, Torture Civilians [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 29 2014]
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Blog: Tony Blair Gives PR a Bad Name [Published Odwyer PR Daily - Aug 25 2014]
Blair under fire for advising Kazakhstan [Published Press tv - Aug 25 2014]
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Moscow Welcomes More Autonomy for Pro-Russian S... [Published TIME.com - 12 hours ago]
Russia has welcomed a new Ukrainian law granting autonomy to separatist-held eastern regions as “a step in the right direction,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “We hope that all provisions of the law will be implemented responsibly,” Russia’s Foreign ...
Moscow Welcomes More Autonomy for Pro-Russian S... [Published The China Blog - 12 hours ago]
MoreUkraine Grants Amnesty and More Autonomy to Separatist Regions How Putin Got His Way In Ukraine Why Ukraine’s Peace Plan Leaves the Door Open for a Winter of Conflict Russia has welcomed a new Ukrainian law granting autonomy to separatist-held ...
Moscow Welcomes More Autonomy for Pro-Russian S... [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - 12 hours ago]
MoreUkraine Grants Amnesty and More Autonomy to Separatist Regions How Putin Got His Way In Ukraine Why Ukraine’s Peace Plan Leaves the Door Open for a Winter of Conflict Russia has welcomed a new Ukrainian law granting autonomy to separatist-held ...
Ukraine: Rebels Subject Civilians to Forced Labor [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 05 2014]
Source: Human Rights WatchCountry: Ukraine ‘Punishment Brigades’ Put in Danger, Abused (Berlin) – Insurgent forces are detaining civilians on allegations of violating public order and then subjecting them to forced labor. Rebels appear to be using ...
Ukraine: Rebel Forces Detain, Torture Civilians [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 29 2014]
Source: Human Rights WatchCountry: Ukraine Dire Concern for Safety of Captives (Berlin) – Russian-backed insurgent forces in eastern Ukraine are arbitrarily detaining civilians and subjecting them to torture, degrading treatment, and forced labor. ...
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