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Report 2016: Our annual review of human rights around the globe

In Wake of All-Time High Detention Rates, Human Rights First Urges Administration to Abandon Family Detention

Israel continued in 2015 to enforce severe and discriminatory restrictions on Palestinians’ human rights, and to build unlawful settlements in and facilitate the transfer of Israeli civilians to the occupied West Bank. Israeli authorities also arbitrarily detained peaceful Palestinian demonstrators, including children. There was a sharp rise in killings and injuries related to Israeli-Palestinian hostilities beginning in October. Overall, Palestinians …

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European report finds hate speech and racist violence on the rise in the UK

European report finds hate speech and racist violence on the rise in the UK

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has highlighted a number of areas of concern in its latest report on the UK, including gaps in the UK-wide Public Order Act 1986 and the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and recommends the introduction of offences committed on the grounds of race, colour, language, religion, nationality, or national or ethnic origin …

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2,000 teens radicalized by ISIS in France – report

2,000 teens radicalized by ISIS in France – report

Around 2,000 teenagers have been radicalized by Islamic State propaganda in France, a security source told Le Figaro newspaper, adding that the number of girls embracing jihadist ideology is on the rise. Since the start of the year, security forces have identified 1,954 young men and women as Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist organization sympathizers, Le Figaro reported. An …

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Obama offered $115bn arms sales to Saudi: Report

Obama offered $115bn arms sales to Saudi: Report

The administration of US President Barack Obama has offered Saudi Arabia $115 billion in arms sales, a report seen by Reuters has found. The offer, including weapons, other military equipment and training, is the highest the United States has offered in its 71-year alliance with the monarchy, the agency reported Wednesday. Authored by William Hartung of the US-based Center for …

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Report: Israel detained 30 Palestinian teens in August, majority report being tortured

Report: Israel detained 30 Palestinian teens in August, majority report being tortured

Israeli forces imprisoned 30 teenage Palestinians over the month of August and collected 65,000 shekels ($17,270) from their families as fines, the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs said Monday, with the majority of the detainees saying they were beaten and tortured during their detention, interrogation, and transport from one detention center to another. A statement released Monday quoted the committee’s …

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Amnesty report: ISIS armed with U.S. weapons

Amnesty report: ISIS armed with U.S. weapons

A new report from a prominent human rights group has found that ISIS has built a substantial arsenal, including U.S.-made weapons obtained from the Iraqi army and Syrian opposition groups. Amnesty International’s 44-page report, released late Monday, found that much of ISIS’ equipment and munitions comes from stockpiles captured from the U.S.-allied Iraqi military and Syrian rebels. The findings come …

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Black people in Britain twice as likely to be murdered as whites – report

Black people in Britain twice as likely to be murdered as whites – report

Black people in the UK are more than twice as likely to be murdered as white people, and three times as likely to be prosecuted and sentenced, according to a new report which calls on the UK to “urgently” tackle the issue of racial inequality. The report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission, released Thursday, examined criminal justice, education, …

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Saudi Army Deliberately violated Human Rights in Yemen: UN report

Saudi Army Deliberately violated Human Rights in Yemen: UN report

A confidential report by a panel of UN experts, obtained by AFP, said on Thursday that an airstrike by Saudi fighter jets on a village house in southern Lahj Province on May 25 was a breach of international humanitarian law. At least six civilians, including four children, were killed in the air raid, according to the report. “It is almost …

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Report: U.S., Israel ready to clinch largest American security aid deal in history

Report: U.S., Israel ready to clinch largest American security aid deal in history

The United States and Israel are closing in on a massive military aid agreement that will reportedly become the largest security package the American government has ever struck with any nation. A senior Israeli official is expected to visit Washington next week to finalize negotiations, The Washington Post reported Friday — and the edict from Tel Aviv is to get …

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Report: More than 3,000 migrants have died crossing the Mediterranean in 2016

Report: More than 3,000 migrants have died crossing the Mediterranean in 2016

More than 3,000 migrants and refugees have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea this year to reach Europe, the International Organizations for Migration said Tuesday. “The latest discovery of 39 bodies washed up on Libyan shores this week bring the number of casualties to over 3,034 among the migrants and refugees who attempted to cross the Mediterranean to …

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