Human Rights

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UN-backed Cambodian tribunal holds initial hearing against 2 senior Khmer Rouge leaders for genocide

The United Nations war crimes tribunal on Wednesday conducted an initial hearing in the second case against two ailing former senior leaders of the Democratic Kampuchea, or known as Khmer Rouge regime, for genocidal charges.Nuon Chea, 88, also known as ... [Published China.org.cn - 39 mins ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 6 reports

Pakistani man sues UK govt for complicity in decade of torture

01:38AFP Photo / Asif HassanA Pakistani citizen is suing Britain’s Ministry of Defense and Foreign Office for complicity in brutal torture and abuse he had to endure between 2004 and 2014. The man’s lawyers say the UK is responsible for his illegal rendition ... [Published Russia Today - 2 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 4 reports

7/30/2014: World: Khamenei accuses Israel of genocide

TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday accused Israel of committing “genocide” in Gaza and called on the Islamic world to arm Palestinians fighting “the Zionist regime”. In a speech marking the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, ... [Published Hindustan Times - 2 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 10 reports

Pussy Riot is taking Russia to court for human rights violations

MOSCOW, July 29 (UPI) -- Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova are taking Russia to the European Court of Human Rights over their convictions.Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina both served 21 months in prison after being convicted on ... [Published UPI - 6 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 4 reports

Students push for action in HK democracy bid

HONG KONG:  Hong Kong’s student activists have become local celebrities thanks to televised confrontations with officials as they demand reform -- but their frustration with the city’s wider democracy movement is growing over fears of compromise with ... [Published Qatar Peninsula - 7 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 8 reports

HRC Foundation & Human Rights First Release Joint Report on LGBT Africa

In advance of President Barack Obama’s upcoming summit with nearly 50 African heads of state, today the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and Human Rights First released  a joint report  that provides brief country-specific overviews on the status of LGBT ... [Published Human Rights Campaign - 7 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 6 reports

Israel kills 100 Gazans in a single day

Over 100 Palestinians have been killed and dozens injured in a single day as Israel intensifies its bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip. The shocking death toll for Tuesday alone comes as Israel keeps pounding the besieged Palestinian enclave for the ... [Published Press tv - 10 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 5 reports

Russia Slams U.N. Report as 'Biased' and 'Hypocritical'

:24Russia criticized Tuesday a U.N. report on the human rights situation in eastern Ukraine as "biased" and "hypocritical"."Our main conclusion is that the report is biased and even hypocritical," Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said ... [Published Naharnet - 14 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 18 reports

Iran's supreme leader calls on Muslim world to arm Gaza

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential election in Tehran, June 12, 2009. (photo by REUTERS/Caren Firouz) Author: Arash Karami Posted July 29, 2014During his Eid al-Fitr ... [Published AlMonitor - 12 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 13 hours ago - 6 reports

Human Rights Watch/ACLU: U.S. surveillance harming journalism, law, democracy

The practice of journalism and of law in the United States is being dramatically, negatively harmed by large-scale surveillance by the NSA and other intelligence agencies. That's the finding of a new report from Human Rights Watch and the ACLU, who ... [Published Daily Kos - 14 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 9 reports

The Ombudsman of Ukraine: Donetsk children arrived to Mariupol unharmed

Children who are brought from Donetsk, arrived to Mariupol without any damage, said Parliament Commissioner for human rights Valeria Lutkovska." All Children who left the city of Donetsk, arrived to Mariupol without any damage. The same relative and educators, ... [Published RIN.ru - 14 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 6 reports

"Total breakdown in law and order" in Ukraine - UN Human Rights report

A "total breakdown" of law and order and a reign of fear and terror have been inflicted by armed groups on the population of eastern Ukraine, according to a new report issued today by the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The ... [Published Voice of Russia - 20 hours ago]

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"The new trial brings additional charges of genocide of Muslim Cham and Vietnamese ethnic minorities, forced marriages and rape, treatment of Buddhists, and internal purges" the Court's President Nil Nonn said during the initial hearing
"This tragic situation stems from a variety of social, economic and cultural reasons, but a common condition is glaring inequality between men and women. The convention has the potential to become a powerful driver in making progress on this pressing human rightsrights issue" Muiznieks added
...to violence and for full equality for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity," said Human Rights First's Shawn Gaylord. "These people, activists, leaders, lawyers, religious figures and others, need to know that they have support around the world and this Summit is an ideal time to signal that support."
But he said: "The most important point is these leaders are put onon trial for these crimes. In a sense, the process is more important than the endpoint – that there is a rule of law and people must be held to account, whether you get to the end or not."

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