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Pakistani journalists see an increase in attacks from religious extremists, criminals, government agencies, and the military as torture becomes the norm .

Kathy Gannon / Associated Press: Pakistani journalists see an increase in attacks from religious extremists, criminals, government agencies, and the military as torture becomes the norm  —  The body of the article goes here.

- Mediagazer - US

'Modern-day slavery': Many southern states have prison inmates working in governor's mansions.

Another old tradition that belongs in the dustbin of history....

- The Raw Story - US

Despite Brexit, the EU still holds valuable lessons for African integration.

Unlike the European Parliament, the Pan African Parliament does not have supranational law-making powers REUTERS/Juda NgwenyaDuring the independence struggle, leaders like Ghana's Kwame Nkrumah argued that Africa could only rid itself of the scourges of slavery, colonialism, imperialism and racism as a single united entity. ...

- The Conversation - UK

US to drop Iraq, Myanmar as offenders on child soldiers.

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to remove Iraq and Myanmar from a US list of the world's worst offenders in the use of child soldiers, US officials said, a step that could prompt accusations the Trump administration is prioritizing security and diplomatic interests ahead of human rights.

- BangkokPost - TH

War Monitor: Car Bomb in Syria's Idlib Province Kills 10.

A car bomb killed 10 people in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, reported on Sunday. The attack occurred in a market in the town of al-Dana,  located in the north of the province near the border with Turkey, according to the Observatory. ...

- Voice of America - US

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The Great Leap Backwards.

If you'd asked me a year ago, I would have assumed that right now we'd be arguing fiercely over how quickly we were moving the national minimum wage to $15. That we would be looking at just how to implement a carbon tax as part of a tough package of reforms to address climate change. That we're be talking about ...

- Daily Kos - US

Car bomb in Syria's Idlib province kills 10: war monitor.

A car bomb killed 10 people in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, reported on Sunday

- The Daily Star - LB

Car bomb in Syria's Idlib province kills 10, says war monitor.

BEIRUT, June 25 — A car bomb killed 10 people in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province today, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, reported on Sunday. The attack occurred in a market in the town of al-Dana,...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Ex-communists pocket cash benefits in Thai amnesty deal.

Final payouts made as part of agreement with government that led to the surrender of 80,000 party members in 1980.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Car bomb in Syria's Idlib province kills 10: war monitor.

BEIRUT - A car bomb killed 10 people in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, reported on Sunday.

- Reuters - US

US Senators Demand Investigation into Alleged UAE Torture Black Sites in Yemen.

A number of United States lawmakers called for investigations into a report claiming the US military interrogated Yemeni prisoners that were allegedly tortured by UAE forces. Senior senators, including John McCain and Jack Reed, wrote a letter to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday in response to the AP report. ...

- Albawaba - UK

Car bomb in Syria's Idlib province kills 10 - war monitor

A car bomb killed 10 people in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, reported on Sunday

- The Daily Star - LB

Amnesty International calls on Sri Lanka for immediate implementation of Office on Missing Persons

June 25, Colombo: The global human rights organization, Amnesty International has called on the Sri Lankan authorities to immediately implement the much delayed Office on Missing Persons .

- ColomboPage.com - LK

Hundreds of prisoners in Syria released in Eid amnesty

The Syrian government releases hundreds of detainees on the eve of a major Muslim holiday, as opposition group pardons Islamic State militants.

- ABC News - AU

More than 40 convicted terrorists have used human rights laws to remain in UK

More than 40 foreign terrorists have used human rights laws to remain in the UK, according to an unpublished report delayed by the Home Office.The study highlights the near insurmountable problem for the Government in deporting...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The gun massacre America isn't talking about

They are the daily headlines that have become all too common.In their homes, in their cots or in the car - handguns and firearms reportedly kill more children in the US than the flu.Just this month, a toddler found his mother's...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The disturbing history of cat abuse: Public hangings, pipe beatings, and 'The Great Cat Massacre'

The recent DNA study making headlines about the "worldwide conquest" of cats - a migration that included cruising on Viking ships, likely without an all-inclusive drinks package - was exhaustive and fascinating, but ultimately insulting to cats.

- Stuff - NZ

Reporter seeks justice for 'white van' torture in Sri Lanka

The sight of a white van still haunts Poddala Jayantha, a Sri Lankan journalist exiled in the U.S. Eight years after he was abducted in his home country, he says he saw only a pair of hands pulling him inside the vehicle where he was tortured for hours.

- FOX News - US

Psychologists sued over CIA's 'enhanced interrogation' programme

Crude drawings have provided a shocking new insight into brutal torture the US Central Intelligence Agency inflicted on suspects in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks.The images - hand-drawn by Libyan citizen Mohamed...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Senators Seek Pentagon Investigation Of Torture Reports Out Of Yemen

WASHINGTON — Pressure mounted Friday on the Defense Department after multiple U.S. senators called for investigations into reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen. John McCain, Republican chairman of the Senate Armed ...

- TPM News - US

HRW: New Saudi Crown Prince 'Should Improve Human Rights'

Human Rights Watch has called on newly-appointed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to put an end to the country's longstanding human rights violations and make a commitment to rights reforms. If the new crown prince wants to achieve his vision for economic progress, he should take immediate and concrete steps to ...

- Albawaba - UK

Yemen orders probe into alleged torture by UAE

Prime Minister sets up panel to probe alleged abuse and forced disappearances by UAE and its allied Yemeni forces.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Khmer Rouge leaders deliver closing defense at trial

As his trial for genocide ended, the former head of state of Cambodia's 1970s Khmer Rouge regime on Friday rejected the charges against him, saying the allegation was concocted by the country's traditional enemy, neighboring Vietnam.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Human rights activists plan to march in condemnation of brutal killings in Coast region

The Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition plans to hold a countrywide demonstration to condemn the ongoing brutal killings of police and local leaders in Coast Region.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Sticky bonds of the media and government

Last month, the United Nations Human Rights Council released a report critical of the Japanese government. The author, David Kaye, expressed concern over the way ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Amnesty declared for 83 ISIL members in Syria's Raqqa

Low-ranking fighters are pardoned as they do not have blood on their hands, the Raqqa Civil Council says.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Amnesty for militants in Syria's Raqqa aims to promote stability

AIN ISSA, Syria - A civil council expected to rule Raqqa once Islamic State is dislodged from the Syrian city pardoned 83 of the jihadist group's low-ranking militants on Saturday, a goodwill gesture designed to promote stability.

- Reuters - US

Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US

Yemen's internationally-recognized government on Saturday ordered the creation of a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, following reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US

Yemen's internationally-recognized government has created a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, a development that followed reports U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates accused of torturing detainees in Yemen.

- FOX News - US

Polish human rights official under fire for Holocaust remark

WARSAW, Poland " A leading Polish human rights official has come under fire for saying the "Polish nation" took part in the implementation of the Holocaust " a controversial statement in a country that never collaborated with...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Vietnam police detain French dissident for deportation

Vietnamese police detained a French dissident of Vietnamese descent for deportation on Friday after the Communist state revoked his Vietnamese citizenship last month, his wife said. Pham Minh Hoang, a 61-year-old activist and mathematics lecturer, had dual French and Vietnamese citizenship before Vietnam cancelled his ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Indian-origin Sikh becomes first turbaned judge in Canada

An Indian-origin Sikh woman human rights activist has been appointed a judge of the Canadian Supreme Court of British Columbia in New Westminster, the first turbaned Sikh to be appointed to the judic...

- The Hindu - IN

Colombia's ELN rebels free two kidnapped Dutch reporters

Bogota, Colombia, Jun 24 - Rebels with Colombia's National Liberation Army group have freed two Dutch journalists snatched days ago in the country's northeast, officials said Saturday. Colombia's ombudsman office, which handles human rights issues, wrote on Twitter that the rebel group freed reporter Derk Johannes Bolt, 62, ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

China's party paper trumpets UN rights resolution as combating West's monopoly

BEIJING, June 24 — The West's monopoly on rights has been dealt a blow by the United Nations' decision to adopt a China-led resolution saying development promotes human rights, an editorial in the official paper of China's ruling Communist...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Gov't won't tolerate alleged military, police abuses in Mindanao—Palace

Malacañang on Saturday vowed to investigate possible human rights abuses in Mindanao amid the implementation of martial law in the region. The post Gov't won't tolerate alleged military, police abuses in Mindanao—Palace appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

North Korea says US student's death a 'mystery to us as well'

NORTH Korea said on Friday the death of US university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a mystery and dismissed accusations that Warmbier had died because of torture and beating during his captivity as "groundless" The post North Korea says US student's death a 'mystery to us as well' appeared first on ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Yemen government says to investigate allegations of abuse in secret prisons

President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi`s government said on Saturday it was investigating reports that forces backed by the United Arab Emirates were running secret prisons in southern Yemen where detainees are subjected to torture and abuse.

- Zee News - IN

China's party paper trumpets United Nations rights resolution as combating West's monopoly

The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday adopted a China-led resolution on "The Contribution of Development to the Enjoyment of All Human Rights, the first time it had adopted a resolution on development issues, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

- Zee News - IN

Yemen to investigate allegations of torture in secret prisons run by UAE-backed forces

Yemen said that it was investigating reports that forces backed by the UAE were running secret prisons in southern Yemen where detainees are subjected to torture. The post Yemen to investigate allegations of torture in secret prisons run by UAE-backed forces appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Indian-origin Sikh woman becomes first turbaned Supreme Court judge in Canada

Indian-origin Sikh human rights advocate Palbinder Kaur Shergill has been appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in New Westminster. The post Indian-origin Sikh woman becomes first turbaned Supreme Court judge in Canada appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Senators seek Pentagon investigation of torture reports

WASHINGTON — Pressure mounted Friday on the Defense Department after multiple U.S. senators called for investigations into reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen.

- Billings Gazette - US

EU needs greater focus on human rights impact of sanctions

BRUSSELS / GENEVA - The European Union has made progress in ensuring its sanctions allow for legal challenges and don’t harm human rights, but more work remains to be done, a UN rights expert has concluded after his first official ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Ending torture needs fresh commitment from every UN Member

GENEVA – At a time when the absolute prohibition of torture is often challenged in the name of national security across the globe, a group of UN human rights experts* strongly reaffirms that the practice of torture is a severe violation ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Zeid welcomes international investigation into Kasais

DRC: High Commissioner Zeid welcomes creation of international investigation into Kasais GENEVA – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday said the creation of an international investigation into allegations ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

States’ duties don’t end at the national borders

GENEVA – States should control corporations across national borders to protect communities from the negative impacts of their activities, UN human rights experts have said in an authoritative new guidance * on the Obligations of States ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

UNHRC - Yemen - Mosul mosque and minaret

Yemen The UN Human Rights Office in Yemen continues to document reports of civilian casualties as a result of the conflict. Over the past month, we have been able to verify a total of 49 civilian deaths.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

INDONESIA: Torture occurs repeatedly

INDONESIA: Torture occurs repeatedly as perpetrators enjoy impunity Torture remains a serious problem in Indonesia, even after 18 years of police and legal reform. The Asian Human Rights Commission has noted some fundamental problems that prevent ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

INDIA: A country where torture is the norm

India is the only country in Asia that has during the past seven decades remained a parliamentary democracy, having elected its government through a transparent and accountable democratic process. Its judiciary is independent, and its administrative ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Judge halts deportations of Chaldean Christians to Iraq

Detroit, Mich., Jun 23, 2017 / 03:26 pm .- A district court judge on Thursday halted the deportation of more than 100 Iraqis, including many Chaldean Christians, who were recently picked up by immigration officers and detained. “We are thankful and relieved that our clients will not be immediately sent to Iraq, where ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: June 23, 2017

HRC OPPOSES SENATE REPUBLICANS’ SHAMEFUL, SECRETIVE PROPOSAL TO RIP HEALTH COVERAGE FROM MILLIONS OF AMERICANS: The Human Rights Campaign strongly condemns the Senate Republicans’ hatched-in-secret proposal to gut the Affordable Care Act and undermine access to health care for as many as 23 million Americans. If ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

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