Joe Stork

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Name: Joe Stork
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Saudi activist sentenced to 15 years in jail for protests-lawyer

DUBAI, April 17 (Reuters) - A judge on Thursday sentenced a Saudi blogger and activist to 15 years in jail for taking part in protests and defaming the kingdom by communicating with foreigners and through publishing articles on the Internet, his lawyer ... [Published TrustMedia - 10 hours ago]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

Iraq takes backward step with child marriage

Decades ago, in the years after Iraq gained independence, a tradition of child marriage persisted in its hills and plains.Upon their fathers orders, Iraqi girls were betrothed to strangers and rivals alike to resolve tribal disputes or incur favor. But ... [Published Journal-Gazette - Apr 13 2014]
Entities: Iraq, Pregnancy, Ayad Allawi
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Law in Iraq would allow 9-year-old girls to wed

BAGHDAD, April 11 (UPI) -- A new law in Iraq would allow 9-year-old girls to wed and would affect the 36 million Shiites in the country.The law, called the Jaffaari personal status law, is based on the principles of the Jaafari school of Shia religious ... [Published UPI - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Iraqi parliament to adopt child marriage law

Child marriages in Iraq became wide-spread after the country had gained its independence decades ago. Iraqi girls used to be married off to strangers and rivals for political purposes.However, in the 1970s, such marriages were prohibited as the country ... [Published Voice of Russia - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Iraq Poised To Legalize Child Marriage For Girls Under Age Nine

The Iraqi parliament tabled a bill Tuesday that would allow children under the age of nine to be married.Lawmakers appear to be largely in favor of passing the bill, known as Jaafari Personal Status Law, which includes a marital rape clause that states ... [Published Opposing Views - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

'US should stop blocking Palestinians from joining UN'

The UN should "support rather than oppose Palestinian actions to join international treaties that promote respect for human rights," Human Rights Watch said yesterday.Deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch Joe Stork said: "It is disturbing ... [Published Middle East Monitor - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

Rights group decries Saudi Arabia's harsh new terrorism laws

King Abdallah of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia:A human rights group has decried Saudi Arabia's new sweeping set of laws aimed at counter-terrorism, arguing that they greatly stunt any religious or political expression that appears to criticize the government ... [Published UCAN India - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 06 2014 - Updated Apr 06 2014 - 2 reports

US: Stop Blocking Palestinian Rights! (HRW)

(By Human Rights Watch) (Jerusalem) – The US  government should support rather than oppose Palestinian actions to join international treaties that promote respect for human rights. On April 1, 2014, the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, signed accession ... [Published Informed Comment - Apr 06 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 8 reports

Saudi Arabia classifies all atheists as terrorists in new laws

The new laws have been introduced to fight against the increasing number of Saudis making their way to Syria to take part in its bloody civil war. Many of those combatants return to Saudi Arabia with a new mindset and a plethora of training and plans ... [Published Voice of Russia - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 6 reports

Saudi Arabia Passes New Law That Declares Atheists "Terrorists"

Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog ,Nothing like being close allies with one of the most despotic, Medieval and backwards societies on planet earth.Never forget, the USA brings democracy to the world!With the exception of puppet governments ... [Published Zero Hedge - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Feb 20 2014 - Updated Feb 21 2014 - 2 reports

Al Jazeera, Other Journalists on Trial in Egypt for Allegedly Supporting Muslim Brotherhood: Can’t Intertwine Media and the State

France 24 The trial in Egypt of 20 journalists, includingnine from Al Jazeera, on charges of allegedly aiding and abettingthe Muslim Brotherhood and spreading false information about unrestin the country, was adjourned  until March. Eight of the journalists ... [Published REASON Online - Feb 20 2014]
First reported Feb 06 2014 - Updated Feb 07 2014 - 5 reports

Iraqi security forces ‘abusing women,’ report says

Detained for months and years without charge, women in Iraq spoke up in a Human Rights Watch report about the country’s judicial system.The report — released Thursday — details interviews with 27 women who alleged abuse at the hands of Iraqi security ... [Published PBS - Feb 06 2014]

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"saudi authorities have repeatedly harassed abu al-khair for his human rights work, and now they've suddenly jailed him without letting him notify his family" said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch, in a statement on Thursday
...and discriminatory step backward for Iraq’s women and girls," said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch. "this personal status law would only entrench iraq’s divisions while the government claims to support equal rights for all."
"saudi authorities have never tolerated criticism of their policies, but these recent laws and regulations turn almost any critical expression or independent association into crimes of terrorism" Joe Stork, deputy Middle East and North Africa director of Human Rights Watch, says
Deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch Joe Stork said: "it is disturbing that the obama administration, which already has a record of resisting international accountability for israeli rights abuses, would also oppose steps to adopt treaties requiring palestinian authorities to uphold human rights."

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Iraq takes backward step with child marriage [Published Journal-Gazette - Apr 13 2014]
Saudi king Abdullah and Wahhabi clerics equate ... [Published Chicago Now - Apr 12 2014]
The real story on Palestine's UN treaties [Published AlMonitor - Apr 11 2014]
Law in Iraq would allow 9-year-old girls to wed [Published UPI - Apr 11 2014]
Iraqi parliament to adopt child marriage law [Published Voice of Russia - Apr 11 2014]
Iraq Poised To Legalize Child Marriage For Girl... [Published Opposing Views - Apr 09 2014]
New Saudi Arabian law defines atheists as 'terr... [Published Catholic Online - Apr 08 2014]
Criminal Court a U.S.-Israeli “Red Line” for Pa... [Published Inter Press Service - Apr 08 2014]
Human Rights Watch: The US Is Blocking Palestin... [Published Antiwar.com - Apr 07 2014]
'US should stop blocking Palestinians from join... [Published Middle East Monitor - Apr 07 2014]
Rights group decries Saudi Arabia's harsh new t... [Published UCAN India - Apr 07 2014]
Netanyahu: Israel wants peace talks but “not at... [Published ASHARQ AL-AWSAT ( english) - Apr 06 2014]
US: Stop Blocking Palestinian Rights! (HRW) [Published Informed Comment - Apr 06 2014]
occupied Palestinian territory: US: Stop Blocki... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 06 2014]
Saudi Arabia classifies all atheists as terrori... [Published Voice of Russia - Apr 03 2014]
S Arabia declares atheists terrorists under new... [Published New Age Bangladesh - Apr 02 2014]
Saudi Arabia labels atheists as terrorists in n... [Published New York Daily News - Apr 02 2014]
New Saudi law likens atheism to terrorism, says... [Published Washington Times - Apr 02 2014]
WatchNew Saudi Arabian law defines atheists as ... [Published Catholic Online - Apr 02 2014]
Saudi Arabia: Atheists Are The Same As Terrorists [Published Opposing Views - Apr 02 2014]
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Saudi Arabia Declares Atheists as Terrorists [Published Tempo.co - Apr 02 2014]
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(By Human Rights Watch) (Jerusalem) – The US  government should support rather than oppose Palestinian actions to join international treaties that promote respect for human rights. On April 1, 2014, the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, signed accession ...
occupied Palestinian territory: US: Stop Blocki... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 06 2014]
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Saudi Arabia Passes New Law That Declares Athei... [Published Zero Hedge - Apr 02 2014]
Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog , Nothing like being close allies with one of the most despotic, Medieval and backwards societies on planet earth. Never forget, the USA brings democracy to the world! With the exception of ...
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(Human Rights Watch) (Baghdad) – Iraq ’s Council of Ministers should withdraw a new draft Personal Status Law and ensure that Iraq’s legal framework protects women and girls in line with its international obligations. The pending legislation would ...
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