Human Rights

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 07:18
John Kerry said he will deliver the first batch of declassified documents related to America’s role in Argentina’s 1976-83 military dictatorship, a seven-year period in which thousands of leftwing activists were murdered.
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 06:38
Dozens of special forces personnel were reportedly arrested in Turkey on Saturday, the latest development in a sweeping crackdown following last month’s failed coup in the country that killed more than 270 people. Nearly 90 staff members were arrested after being identified by a commission established by the Special Forces Command in the wake of the July 15 overthrow attempt, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 06:50
An Argentine judge has ordered the arrest of the head of the human rights group, Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo. Hebe de Bonafini has refused twice to appear in court to give evidence over the alleged embezzlement of millions of dollars from a low-income housing project.
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 06:27
Nightly mobile network disruption has been detected in a Bahraini village at the centre of recent protests, an advocacy group has said. Bahrain Watch has published a report in which it describes disruption to 3G and 4G networks in the village of Duraz. Anti-government protests have been held in Duraz, which is home to Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim.
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 06:22
Investigators for the United Nations found 48 child soldiers in Afghanistan last year, with more than half working for government-backed forces such as the Afghan National Army and the Afghan Local and National Police. But that news somehow never made an impact in Washington.
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 06:13
Government soldiers and security forces in South Sudan executed civilians and gang-raped women and girls during and after ethnically-charged fighting last month in the capital Juba, the United Nations said on Thursday.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The UN, EU and other international organisations have condemned the murder on Wednesday of a prominent environmental activist in Honduras. Lesbia Yaneth Urquia was killed four months after the shooting of award-winning environmentalist Berta Caceres.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Major sporting events like the Olympics often lead to major human rights violations, and the situation unfolding ahead of the Summer Games next month in Rio de Janeiro is shaping up as a depressing replay, human rights activists warn.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Turkey ordered another 47 journalists detained on Wednesday, part of a large-scale crackdown on suspected supporters of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused by Ankara of masterminding a failed military coup.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Due to the involvement of Honduran security forces in the murder of Berta Cáceres, as well as a number of other documented human rights violations, the AFL-CIO is now calling for all U.S. aid to Honduran security forces to be suspended.

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