Human Rights

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Egypt's former top auditor, who was sacked after alleging government corruption, has been given a prison sentence for spreading "false news." Hisham Geneina was fired in March by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi after estimating corruption had cost Egypt $67.6 billion over four years.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
El Salvador's Supreme Court on Wednesday declared as unconstitutional a 1993 law that prohibited the prosecution of crimes committed by the military and leftist guerillas during the Central American country's bloody civil war.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Syria's main opposition group is calling for the U.S.-led coalition to suspend its airstrike campaign against ISIS after reports of dozens of civilian deaths close to the Turkish border.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Turkey has begun overhauling its armed forces following a failed coup, but its NATO ally the United States complained that the purges of generals and officers were hindering cooperation in the fight against Islamic State.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Both sides of the conflict in Ukraine are guilty of indiscriminately shelling civilian areas and carrying out summary executions of both combatants and civilians, according to a new report released by the United Nations.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
European Parliament Vice-President Ryszard Czarnecki has said Pakistan is violently crushing dissent and indulging in human rights violations of the Balochistan people as the 'China-Pakistan Economic and Defence Cooperation (CPEC)' project is being constructed against their will.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06

Over the past year, the legacy and reputation of UN Peacekeeping missions across the African continent have been increasingly marred by scandals involving abuse of the civilian populations they were deployed to protect.

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter promised Iraqi officials new assistance Monday to stave off bombings by the Islamic State after the group carried out its most deadly attack ever on central Baghdad earlier this month.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
More than 1,000 people, many arrested arbitrarily, are being held in horrific conditions and dozens are dying from disease and malnutrition or have been tortured to death, as part of the Cameroonian government and security forces crackdown on Boko Haram, Amnesty International revealed in a new report published today.

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