Human Rights

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10/26/2014: Ht World: N Korea lashes out at US over human rights ‘racket’

SEOUL: North Korea on Saturday vowed strong action to counter a US attack on its human rights record and issued fresh warnings that the US was in range of its nuclear weapons. The threat follows a damning UN inquiry into North Korea’s human rights... ... [Published Hindustan Times - 7 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 51 mins ago - 8 reports

Hong Kong protest leaders suspend planned vote

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists have suspended a planned vote on the next steps in their month-long protest.The move comes just hours before it was due to begin.The decision was due to differing opinions on how the movement should proceed, organisers ... [Published RTE Online - 51 mins ago]
First reported Oct 25 2014 - Updated 1 hour ago - 29 reports

Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

Tehran, Oct 26 (TruthDive): A 26-year-old Iranian woman, who was convicted of murder for killing a former intelligence official was hanged on Saturday defying international pleas for a stopover of execution, news agency of the state IRNA reported. She ... [Published TruthDive - 4 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 4 reports

Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh detained at protest against acid attacks on women

Iranian authorities have arrested a photographer who documented a string of acid attacks on women, and detained a top human rights lawyer at a protest about the assaults, even as President Hassan Rouhani made a public show of sympathy with the victim ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 9 hours ago]
Entities: Nasrin Sotoudeh, Acid, Iran
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 4 reports

​Iranian Woman Executed for Killing Alleged Rapist Despite Global Outcry

A 26-year-old woman in Iran who spent five years on death row was hanged today in Tehran for killing the man she alleges attempted to rape her, despite several pleas for leniency from the activists and organizations around the world.In 2007, interior ... [Published Jezebel - 10 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 5 reports

March over police custody deaths

Protesters have taken to the streets of central London to demand justice for people who die in police custody.About 300 people staged the annual march organised by the United Friends and Families campaign, which started in Trafalgar Square and ended at ... [Published BBC - 11 hours ago]
Entities: Custody, Police, London
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 14 reports

Hong Kong Tensions Rise Between Protesters, Opposition

Tensions in Hong Kong rose as pro-democracy demonstrators and those opposed to the movement, which has blocked major thoroughfares, snarled traffic and disrupted businesses for a month, sought opinions on whether the protests should continue.Protest leaders ... [Published Bloomberg - 15 hours ago]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 22 reports

Social Media Couldn't Save Reyhaneh Jabbari

On Saturday, Iran hanged a woman convicted of murdering a former intelligence officer she claimed had attempted to rape her—a defense the court and the man's family ultimately rejected.IRNA, Iran's official news agency, says 27-year-old Reyhaneh Jabbari ... [Published Atlantic Monthly - 18 hours ago]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 25 2014 - 10 reports

Hong Kong protesters to hold street vote on government’s offer

HONG KONG – Hong Kong’s democracy activists are planning a street vote to gauge protesters’ views on conciliatory offers from the government, as the city’s former leader Friday called on them to clear the streets.The leaders of the mass demonstrations ... [Published Japan Times - Oct 25 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 25 2014 - 8 reports

New York Times Columnists Take Turns Lamenting Stolen Democracy, GOP 'Dim Bulb...Plutocrats'

Two New York Times columnists took turns recently insulting Republican leaders as "dim bulbs" and plutocrats, while throwing around accusations of stolen democracy. Paul Krugman claimed "the political right has always been uncomfortable with democracy" ... [Published NewsBusters.org blogs - Oct 25 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 25 2014 - 30 reports

Amnesty International report condemns police response in Ferguson

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Amnesty International is holding a rally in Kiener Plaza Friday night release a report on what it says are several abuses by police during protests in Ferguson, MO. The 23 page report by the human rights group titled “On the Streets ... [Published Fox 2 Now - Oct 25 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 22 reports

Kenny G Backs Down on Hong Kong Support After Chinese Reprimand

<p><img alt="" height="449" src="http://cloudfront-media.reason.com/mc/_external/2014_10/-twitter-kenny-g.jpg?h=449&w=350" title="|||Twitter, Kenny G" width="350" style="float: right;"/&gt;Aswe know, countless thousands of pro-democracy protesters , ... [Published Hit & Run - Oct 24 2014]

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A statement from the main groups involved in the protest said the suspension was agreed "because there were many different opinions about the format of the vote" as well as other matters
"We decided to adjourn the vote at the square but it doesn't mean the movement has stopped" he said
"We join our voice with those who call on Iran to respect the fair trial guarantees afforded to its people under Iran’s own laws and its international obligations" she said
Shirkness then claims: "The Church is trying to eradicate and replace holier-than-thou finger-pointing with compassionate and doctrinal support group sessions that foster a spirit of fellowship." Yet, in our schools, courts and work places, any judgmental stance taken toward gays and lesbians similar to the one expressed by the Catholic Church...

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