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Amnesty says Trump's 'poisonous' rhetoric makes world a darker place | Reuters.

By Nathalie Kantaris Diaz | PARIS PARIS Amnesty International said on Wednesday U.S. The post Amnesty says Trump's 'poisonous' rhetoric makes world a darker place | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost.

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Amnesty says Trump's 'poisonous' rhetoric makes world a darker place | Reuters.

By Nathalie Kantaris Diaz | PARIS PARIS Amnesty International said on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump's "poisonous" rhetoric on his way to winning the White House led a global trend towards increasingly divisive politics in 2016 that had made the world a "darker" place.In its annual report covering 159 countries, the ...

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Amnesty says Trump's 'poisonous' rhetoric makes world a darker place.

PARIS - Amnesty International said on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump's "poisonous" rhetoric on his way to winning the White House led a global trend towards increasingly divisive politics in 2016 that had made the world a "darker" place.

- Reuters - US

Why the Supreme Court rejected a death penalty appeal.

The US Supreme Court refused to hear the death penalty plea of Thomas Arthur, an Alabama inmate who argued that his state's lethal injection procedures constitute cruel and unusual punishment.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Indiana's pre-Civil War black farming community a Smithsonian surprise.

The new museum tells the story of Lyles Station, founded by blacks before slavery's end.         

- USA TODAY - US

Airstrikes kill 11 people in northern Deir al-Zor province: Observatory.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said more than 11 people were killed and 35 wounded by airstrikes in the town of al-Sur in northern Deir al-Zor province on Tuesday.

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Germany suggests EU ease rules to deport asylum seekers | Reuters.

By Tom Körkemeier and Gabriela Baczynska | BRUSSELS BRUSSELS German officials have proposed that the European Union relax some human rights safeguards so that more asylum seekers can be deported while awaiting the outcome of their cases, according to a working paper seen by Reuters.The paper is among many under ...

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Why the Supreme Court rejected a death penalty appeal.

The Supreme Court declined on Tuesday to hear a death row inmate's challenge to Alabama's lethal injection method, freeing the state to try for the eighth time to carry out the planned execution of Thomas Douglas Arthur. "He has amassed significant evidence that Alabama's current lethal junction protocol will result in ...

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'Hey, Homeland Security. Don't you dare demand Twitter, Facebook passwords at the border'.

Civil liberty groups, security experts, law profs, lawmakers slam looming US policy Over 50 human rights and civil liberties groups, nearly 100 law professors and security experts, and lawmakers have launched a campaign against digital searches at the US border.…

- TheRegister - UK

Arkansas to resume executions after Supreme Court clears way: attorney general.

Arkansas, which has not put an inmate to death in more than a decade, plans to schedule executions after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way on Tuesday for it to resume capital punishment, the state's attorney general said. Arkansas has not executed an inmate since 2005 and is one of severa...

- The Raw Story - US

Arkansas to resume executions after Supreme Court clears way: attorney general.

Arkansas, which has not put an inmate to death in more than a decade, plans to schedule executions after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way on Tuesday for it to resume capital punishment, the state's attorney general said. Arkansas has not executed an inmate since 2005 and is one of several states that have had a de ...

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Wiesenthal Center calls for task force to catch callers making JCC bomb threats

, The Simon Wiesenthal Center called on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to set up a task force to catch the callers who have made false bomb threats to Jewish community centers across the country. In its statement issued Tuesday, the Jewish human rights NGO said it also called on President Donald Trump to outline ...

- JTA - US

UK unveils 'Magnitsky' asset freeze for rights abusers

Britain announced new powers Tuesday to freeze the assets of foreign officials who abuse anti-corruption and human rights activists, following a campaign in memory of late Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky."This...

- Expatica - NL

American city adopts resolutions on Tibet

An American city in the state of California has adopted a resolution for Tibet that condemns the human rights violations of Tibetans under China as well as called for the right to self

- Phayul.com - IN

Asian Correspondent 2017 CSR50 Index

In this globalised era, the power of the private sector often eclipses that of national governments in shaping economies, societies and the environment. Corporate practices are growing less answerable to individual governments and domestic legislation, meaning that other forms of accountability are essential to ensure ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Syrian artists call for Assad's prosecution for war crimes

Following a chilling report by Amnesty International revealing mass executions led by the Syrian government, the country's artists and intellectuals join the world's calls to prosecute Bashar al-Assad for war crimes.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

UK unveils 'Magnitsky' asset freeze for rights abusers

Britain announced new powers Tuesday to freeze the assets of foreign officials who abuse anti-corruption and human rights activists, following a campaign in memory of late Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

- The Daily Star - LB

News24.com | Gambia's Adama Barrow orders release of 171 prisoners

As The Gambia enters a new era of democracy, President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to ending human rights abuses in the country and ordered the release of all prisoners detained without trial.

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News24.com | UN: DRC must stop rights violations by its armed forces

The United Nations commissioner for human rights has called on Democratic Republic of Congo's government to stop human rights violations by armed forces.

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News24.com | US 'deeply concerned' over alleged DRC video massacre

The United States on Sunday said it was "deeply concerned" over a video purporting to show soldiers shooting dead unarmed civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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U.S. Congressman issues proclamation on Khojaly Massacre

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Azerbaijan's Roman Catholic Church: Perpetrators of Khojaly genocide will be punished

- Today.Az - AZ

Khojaly genocide assessed as most terrible act of Armenians against Azerbaijanis

- Today.Az - AZ

One year later, Kalamazoo remembers shooting rampage victims

A community is remembering the victims of the Kalamazoo shooting massacre on the one-year anniversary of the rampage.

- FOX News - US

Relatives decry 'unlawful' detention of S. Sudan Chief Justice's aide

February 21, 2017 - A relative of Thomas Gama, an aide to South Sudan's Chief Justice Chan Reec Madut, has strongly condemned his unlawful detention, calling for his immediate release. Gama, an eyewitness said, was abducted at gunpoint from Juba airport by South Sudanese National Security Service operatives, last month. ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

'Destruction of Palmyra and churches in Kosovo - same thing'

The creation of a Kosovo army would represent a new step toward the deepening of regional instability and Serbia expects the UN Security Council to react. This is according to the Serbian Ambassador in Moscow Slavenko Terzic.

- B92 - SK

Azerbaijan's Roman Catholic Church: Perpetrators of Khojaly genocide will be punished

The Khojaly genocide is the greatest injustice against humanity, the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Church in Azerbaijan Vladimir Fekete said on February 21 at an event in the Caucasus Muslims Office dedicated to the genocide.

- AzerNews - AZ

Khojaly genocide assessed as most terrible act of Armenians against Azerbaijanis

The events in Khojaly are the most terrible act committed by Armenians against Azerbaijani people, said Mubariz Gurbanli, the Head of Azerbaijan's State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations.

- AzerNews - AZ

FM Mammadyarov leaves for Turkey

Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has left Baku for Ankara to take part in an international conference titled Khojaly genocide, crimes against humanity and terrorism'.

- AzerNews - AZ

Solons back Senate move to reopen Davao Death Squad probe

Lawmakers from the independent minority bloc of the House of Representatives supported on Tuesday, the call of their Senate colleagues to reopen the investigation into the so-called Davao Death Squad following the revelations of retired policeman Arturo Lascañas. In a press conference, Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguilat said that ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Duterte not cleared on Davao extrajudicial killings, says CHR

The Commission on Human Rights on Tuesday rejected Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar's claim that it had cleared President Duterte of involvement in extrajudicial killings in Davao when he was mayor of the city. The post Duterte not cleared on Davao extrajudicial killings, says CHR appeared first on ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Supreme Court rejects Alabama death penalty inmate's appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a death penalty appeal brought by an Alabama man convicted in the 1982 shooting death of his girlfriend's husband. The court's announcement that would not hear Thomas Arthur's case came after the eight-justice court narrowly agreed to block his execution in November. Two ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Monticello ready to open Sally Hemings' room

Sally Hemings, who was one of the 607 slaves kept by Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the U.S., was believed to be the mother of six of his children. The room of Hemings at Monticello mansion, Virginia, is currently under repair as part of a $35 million restoration project, and will be open ...

- The Raw Story - US

UK's 'Most Evil' Serial Killer Is Fighting for Right to Die

In the mid 1960s, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley sexually tortured and murdered five children ages 10 to 16 in what came to be known as the Moors Murders in England. Hindley died behind bars at age 60 in 2002, and now the 79-year-old Brady wants to do the same....

- Newser - US

Supreme Court rejects Alabama death penalty inmate's appeal

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a death penalty appeal brought by an Alabama man convicted in the 1982 shooting death of his girlfriend's husband.

- Reuters - US

'Mind-boggling' trove of historic papers in Maryland reveals the tortuous paths out of slavery

The manumission deeds tell haunting, pre-Civil War details: a 6-year-old slave, Pheby Ann Tyler, was bought by her father, John, of Washington, for $70

- National Post - CA

Events mark man's lynching in Alamance County in 1870

Events in Greensboro are memorializing the date on which a former slave was lynched in 1870.

- WRAL.com - US

Torture always trickles down

On the campaign trail and now in office, President Trump has made his position on torture very clear: It works, and even if it doesn't, “they deserve it anyway.” Trump delivered this applause line at a rally in Ohio in late 2015, and again a few months later in South Carolina. In a...

- The Raw Story - US

What's it like to be a human rights activist in post-Pussy Riot Russia?

It is five years since the feminist punk collective crashed Moscow's Cathedral in a performance that got some of them jailed. On 21 February 2012, five brightly-dressed members of Russian feminist punk collective Pussy Riot took to the altar of Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour to protest links between the Russian ...

- New Statesman - UK

Saudi Arabia seeks death for man suspected of shooting at German diplomats

Prosecutors in Saudi Arabia are seeking the death penalty for a suspect accused of opening fire on German diplomats, a newspaper reported on Monday.

- The Local - INT

Documentary Accuses Serbian Army Chief of Kosovo Crimes

Belgrade's Humanitarian Law Centre released a documentary accusing the head of the Serbian Army, Ljubisa Dikovic, of involvement in war crimes in Kosovo and cover-up operations to hide the bodies.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Churkin's promise: why the solution to the MH17 case may lie with a forgotten legal precedent from 1905

Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died of a heart attack. Churkin was famous for clashing with his US counterpart Samantha Power over Russia's bombing of Aleppo, and when Russia vetoed a a United Nations Security Council resolution to establish a war crimes tribunal to investigate the downing of ...

- The Conversation - UK

Farias corrects self: Rape retained in shortened list of crimes for death penalty bill

Rape will still be punishable by death under the proposed reimposition of capital punishment, House Majority Leader Rodolfo Farias said Tuesday.

- GMA News - PH

CHR fact-checks Andanar on Duterte being cleared of death squad links

The Commission on Human Rights on Tuesday denied that it had cleared President Rodrigo Duterte of any involvement in extrajudicial killings, including those blamed on the alleged Davao Death Squad .

- GMA News - PH

Riders pick up impounded motorbikes after Kidero truce

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 21 - Boda boda riders in Nairobi whose motorbikes had been impounded were a happy lot Tuesday morning when they collected them at City Hall after an amnesty was extended to them and all court cases withdrawn. The operators who expressed joy at the development stated this will enable them take care

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

40 groups call for prioritizing human rights in Syria talks

Some 40 human rights groups and other organizations say that U.N.-sponsored Syrian peace talks that will begin in Geneva this week should prioritize five key human rights issues during negotiations

- The Daily Star - LB

Baloch, Sindhi activists hold anti-CPEC protest outside Chinese embassy in London

, Feb.21 : The resistance against the multi-billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor reached London, when Baloch and Sindhi activists staged a protest outside the Chinese embassy.Organised by the World Baloch Organisation, and led by Javed Mengal, the protesters shouted slogans against both China and Pakistan.The ...

- Sify - IN

Here's a teaser for Jolie's 'First They Killed My Father'

Here's a look at Angelina Jolie's 'First They Killed My Father', an adaptation of Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung's memoir of surviving the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1978.

- The Malay Mail - MY

Torture & the Criminalization of Human Rights Advocacy

A new report released this week by Chinese Human Rights Defenders highlights the widespread use of systematic torture by Chinese security agencies as a key tactic aimed at extracting

- China Digital Times - CN

SL failed to end Police abuse: HRW

The Sri Lankan government has not met its pledge to curtail police abuses prior to the March 2017 session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Human Rights Watch said yesterday

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