Human Rights

First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 11 mins ago - 2 reports

Being 'Happy' land Iranian youths in jail, lashes

Tehran, Sept 20: The seven Iranian youths, whose video of Pharrell Williams 'Happy Song' went viral a few months ago were given suspended jail and lashing sentences, said a lawyer on Friday.The video was recorded on a smartphone and uploaded multiple ... [Published Oneindia - 11 mins ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 13 mins ago - 2 reports

Prisoners considering protest against Israeli collective punishment

RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli custody are planning protests against the "collective and tyrannical punishment" neing lobbied by Israeli authorities against them.Palestinian prisoner affairs chief Issa Qaraqe said in a ... [Published Ma'an News Agency - 13 mins ago]
Entities: Protest, Palestinian, Prison
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 21 mins ago - 2 reports

Rights groups condemn death of political prisoner

9:47 pmby HUMAN rights groups Selda (Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto) and Hustisya expressed outrage over the death of political prisoner Benny Barid, who died on Thursday at the New Bilibid Prisons Hospital. “We hold the Aquino govern-ment ... [Published Manila Times - 21 mins ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 52 mins ago - 3 reports

Thailand's military junta raids university seminar on democracy arresting seven

Thailand’s military junta stormed a university seminar on democracy, arresting the four academics and three students who had organised it in a move condemned by human rights groups as an "intolerance for any dissenting voices". ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 52 mins ago]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 4 reports

Small or large Lashkars wont be allowed to topple govt: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday vowed that the enemies of democracy and the Constitution were bound to bite the dust as the government would not allow any small or large Lashkar to topple the government.Winding-up the 17-day discussion ... [Published The News International - 8 hours ago]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated 12 hours ago - 6 reports

Egypt: Bring “Mediterranean mass murderers” to justice – UN Human Rights Chief

Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human RightsCountry: Egypt, occupied Palestinian territory, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic GENEVA (19 September 2014) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday urged Egypt and other ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 12 hours ago]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 6 reports

PM believes attempt to oust govt has failed

*Nawaz Sharif says govt still willing to resolve crisis through talks*Says Imran Khan did not mention rigging when he met him after elections*Thanks Parliament for rallying behind him for ‘democracy and rule of law’Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stuck to ... [Published Pakistan Today - 18 hours ago]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 20 reports

Nigeria rejects Amnesty’s ‘blatant falsehoods’ on torture

President Goodluck JonathanLAGOS ( AA ) – Nigeria has rejected a new Amnesty International report in which the rights watchdog accused the country’s police and army of carrying out “routine torture and other inhuman practices.”The rights group said that ... [Published NewsTimeAfrica - 22 hours ago]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 11 reports

Seyidov: Resolutions covering pressure against Azerbaijan have never worked

“Maybe the terms of sovereignty and rule of law have been removed from the European Parliament and we’re unaware it?”“The resolution adopted by the European Parliament regarding Azerbaijan in fact is about itself rather than Azerbaijan. Unfortunately, ... [Published News.Az - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 11 reports

Maryam al-Khawaja - A Princess of Democracy Imprisoned in Bahrain

Earlier this month human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja disappeared into the political prisons of Bahrain. Days before, her sister Zainab had been arrested . Their father, Abdulhadi, is serving a life sentence for his pro-democracy activism. In August, ... [Published Huffington Post UK - Sep 19 2014]
Entities: Bahrain, Democracy, Torture
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 12 reports

Russian aggression undermined Ukrainian sovereignty: Obama

Russian aggression in Crimea and parts of Eastern Ukraine has violated the sovereignty of Ukraine, US President Barack Obama has said."We have watched over the last several months as the people of Ukraine have declared their desire for a sovereign, independent ... [Published Business Standard India - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 44 reports

Torture: Amnesty Int’l report indicts police, military

AMNESTY International, on Thursday, accused the Nigeria Police and military personnel of torturing women, men and children as punishment, to extort money or to extract confessions as a shortcut to solving cases.Launching its report, entitled, “Welcome ... [Published Nigerian Tribune - Sep 19 2014]

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...Irani authorities are trying to block social media sites that are criticizing the incident, President Hassan Rouhani too said on a Twitter account, "appiness is our people's right. We shouldn't be too hard on behaviours caused by joy."
` "`ECOWAS promotes free movement of persons and goods.’’"
The statement quoted the freed prisoner Khatatba as saying that the situation in Israeli jails has recently worsened seriously. "The procedures the Israeli prison services have been taking are the worst ever" the statement quoted him as saying
"The NHRC does not have enough investigative capacity. it often relies on the state human rights commissions, which are understaffed and ill equipped. often there are political appointments. to be effetive, these commissions should be truly independent"

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Suu Kyi reiterates call for national reconcilia... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 9 hours ago]
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New riot at Bolivian prison [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Sep 17 2014]
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