Human Rights

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 06:59
Human Rights Watch said Thursday that a pattern of covering up police killings has thwarted efforts to curb violence in Rio de Janeiro's slums ahead of the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil.
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 06:39
Anti-arms trade campaigners have won the first round of a legal attempt to prevent the government from selling weapons to Saudi Arabia because of allegations of widespread civilian deaths in Yemen.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 06:42
Scores of innocent women have been illegally arrested and tortured by Mexican security services looking to boost arrest figures to justify the war on drugs, according to damning new research by Amnesty International.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 06:41
The Italian Senate voted on Wednesday to halt supplies to Egypt of spare parts for F16 warplanes in protest against the killing of Italian student Giulio Regeni earlier this year.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 06:38
This month’s White House visit by Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) underscores the growing influence of the Saudi defense minister, who is the driving force behind the kingdom’s catastrophic war in Yemen. The Obama administration has provided crucial support for the Saudi campaign in Yemen, including arms, intelligence, and aerial refueling of Saudi aircraft.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 06:14
Saudi Arabia should be ousted from the United Nations Human Rights Council for its unlawful killings of civilians in Yemen, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said jointly on Wednesday, an unusual demand meant to draw attention to one of the world’s most powerful countries, embroiled in one of the world’s most brutal wars.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 06:10
Burundi’s human rights record is under scrutiny at the U.N. Human Rights Council over the objections and anger of that country’s government. The council said it is alarmed at the rise in rights violations in Burundi since last year’s political crisis. It wants the violations to stop, because it fears an ethnic conflict with devastating consequences for all of central Africa.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 06:51
Nicaragua has expelled six foreign environmental activists after they were detained on allegations of handling explosive substances without authorization, a lawyer and the Mexican government said Tuesday.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 06:45
The accusations echo those of Turkey's Kurdish opposition and human rights groups, which have documented widespread abuses during months of counter-terror operations in southeast Turkey.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 06:45
Human rights must be a top priority during the North American Leaders’ Summit in Ottawa, said Amnesty International in an open letter to United States President Barack Obama, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.