Human Rights

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Egyptian court jails Muslim Brotherhood leader for insulting judiciary

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced a leading figure of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed El-Beltagy, to one year in prison on Saturday for insulting the judiciary, the first sentence handed to a leader of the organization since it was outlawed ... [Published Reuters: Top News - 18 mins ago]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated 2 hours ago - 7 reports

Mugabe slams Europes homosexual nonsense

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has lashed out at Europe's "homosexual nonsense", condemning the refusal of its leaders to accept his grip on ... ... [Published Big News Network - 6 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 3 reports

Enthusiastic voter turnout in North East reflects strong faith in democracy peace

In the week gone by, elections were held in most states of north eastern India, and witnessed a heavy voter turn out. This suggested and reflected the public's strong faith in democracy and their ... ... [Published Big News Network - 4 hours ago]
Entities: Democracy, Witness, India
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 4 reports

Archbishop of Canterbury: blessing gay marriage would split Church

THE Archbishop of Canterbury has said he cannot provide blessings for gay marriages because to do so would split the global Anglican Church. However, the Most Rev Justin Welby’s words have been seized upon by one bishop, who questioned whether the unity ... [Published The Week UK - 7 hours ago]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 12 reports

Democracy unsafe in just one hand: Sonia

In a veiled warning that BJP prime ministerial aspirant Narendra Modi posed a threat to democracy, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday said, “No democracy can be safe in the hands of one man.”“I know only that democracy of a country is not safe ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 7 hours ago]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 4 reports

Altaf asks rulers to take notice of killings

KarachiAltaf Hussain condemned on Friday extrajudicial killings of two workers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), describing all such killings as a grave violation of human rights.In a statement, the MQM chief expressed his deep sorrow and grief over ... [Published The News International - 11 hours ago]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 7 reports

China court jails anti-graft activists

The New Citizens\'' Movement is a loose network of activists campaigning for government officials to disclose their wealth. Xu had appealed against his sentence for"gathering crowds to disrupt public order". The four activists were charged with the same ... [Published Frontier Post - 14 hours ago]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 5 reports

Memories of Sudanese Activist Osman Hummaida (4/18/14)

WASHINGTON, April 18 -- The Freedom House issued the following news release:Freedom House mourns the loss of Osman Hummaida, an ardent advocate for human rights in his native Sudan and throughout Africa. Hummaida died April 17, 2014 at Sunninghill Hospital ... [Published Targeted News Service - 15 hours ago]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 6 reports

PPO tabled in Senate amid protest by opp : April 19, 2014, 3:26 am

ISLAMABAD: The government on Friday moved the Protection of Pakistan Ordinance (PPO), 2014, before the Senate, which saw a strong protest from the joint opposition.Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid on behalf of Interior Minister Chaudhry ... [Published Daily Times - 17 hours ago]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 5 reports

Iranian guards use extreme violence against inmates claims opposition

Iranian human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani was among those to be beaten and placed into solitary confinement, says Reporters Without Borders. Photograph: Behrouz ... ... [Published Big News Network - 22 hours ago]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 7 reports

Foreign Ministry hails the resolution adopted by European Parliament

Georgia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is satisfied with the resolution adopted by the European Parliament. According to Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze, it is especially important that the 49th article is mentionedwith regard to Georgia for the first ... [Published InterpressNews - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 13 reports

International rights bodies take exception to TRC Bill

KATHMANDU: International human rights organisations today called on the Legislature-Parliament and other concerns to reject the Bill on Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Commission of Inquiry on Disappearances, which was recently registered in the ... [Published Himalayan Times - Apr 17 2014]

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"In Thailand, lese majeste behaviour is not acceptable and that is why a group like the RCO emerges to counter such acts."
"The court has decided to imprison the accused, Mohamed El-Beltagy, for one year on charges of insulting the judiciary" a senior court official said
Physicians for Human Rights says doctors and nurses have been detained, tortured, or disappeared because they have "evidence of atrocities committed by the authorities, security forces, and riot police" in the crackdown on anti-government protesters
"When these states speak of human rights, they are just thinking of the rights of their own nations and advancing their own interests and they are ready to annihilate all nations through different means, such as sanctions and aerial bombings, to attain their goals" he added

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