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Slaughtering human rights in the altar of the British justice

Slaughtering human rights in the altar of the British justice

High court rules that there is no crime of aggression in English law under which former PM could be charged Tony Blair should not face prosecution for his role in the 2003 Iraq war, the high court has ruled. The lord chief justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, and another senior judge, Mr Justice Ouseley, said on Monday that there was …

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Official abuses, surveillance of activist persist in Myanmar: UN envoy

Official abuses surveillance of activist persist in Myanmar

A UN official says Myanmar’s police and intelligence apparatus continue to follow and interrogate activists and journalists at the end of a visit she said was marred by official snooping and access restrictions. At the conclusion of her 12-day tour of Myanmar, the United Nations Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee told a Friday press conference in the city of Yangon that …

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US police officer filmed beating black woman with baton

US police officer filmed beating black woman with baton

A US police officer has been filmed beating a homeless African American woman with baton “after she begs for money” in the state of Georgia. The footage, filmed by an onlooker, shows Katie McCrary screaming as she is struck at least 12 times within 30 seconds by the policeman, The Independent reported on Friday. The officer is also seen threatening …

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Bahraini activist dies after torture at regime prison

Bahraini activist dies after torture at regime prison

A Bahraini political activist has succumbed to injuries he had sustained under torture during imprisonment, amid growing international condemnation of the Manama regime’s crackdown on dissent in the sheikhdom. According to Arabic-language Lua Lua TV network, Hussein Mohamed Habib was buried in A’ali town on Wednesday after suffering from long-time injuries caused by torture. He was arrested and subjected to …

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Thousands of Muslims attend funeral of Nabra Hassanen in US

Thousands of Muslims attend funeral of Nabra Hassanen in US

Thousands of American Muslims have attended the funeral of Nabra Hassanen, who was murdered on Sunday morning in what her father calls a hate crime. Hassanen, 17, was kidnapped from near a mosque in northern Virginia and was beaten to death by a man named Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, with a baseball bat. Police said the killing was being investigated …

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Saudi Arabia used UK bombs in 81 attacks in Yemen: Activists

Saudi Arabia used UK bombs in 81 attacks in Yemen

Human rights activists say Saudi Arabia has used UK-made bombs in at least 81 unlawful attacks in Yemen, according to a report. In its “devastating aerial campaign” in Yemen, Saudi Arabia has used bombs and cluster munitions made in the UK, worth £3 billion, over the past two years, The Independent reported. The Campaign Against Arms Trade has challenged the …

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Cholera kills 25 people in Yemen in single week: WHO

Cholera kills 25 people in Yemen in single week

The World Health Organization (WHO) says cholera claimed the lives of 25 people in Yemen last week, several months after the outbreak of the infectious disease was declared in the war-torn Arab country. “(This) is extremely alarming. We are facing a reactivation of the cholera epidemic,” further said Nevio Zagaria, WHO’s acting representative in Yemen, on Monday. Back in October …

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Half of immigrants arrested in US has no criminal record: Report

Half of immigrants arrested in US has no criminal record

A majority number of immigrants arrested across the United State during the early days of the administration of President Donald Trump, either has no criminal convictions or only committed traffic offenses, a new report says. At least 675 immigrants were arrested in February across the US in the days after Trump took office on January 20. About half of them …

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UK protesters condemn Trump’s rights abuses during first 100 days

UK protesters condemn Trumps rights abuses during first 100 days

A total of 100 UK protesters have demonstrated outside the US embassy in London against human rights abuses during President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. During Thursday’s rally, which was organized by Amnesty International, protesters dressed as the Statue of Liberty in New York to draw attention to ‘human rights concerns’ carried out in Trump’s first three months …

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Rights group registers rise in Bahrain regime violations

Rights group registers rise in Bahrain regime violations

A Bahraini rights group has reported an unprecedented rise in human rights violations in Bahrain, saying the abuses are taking place in a more systematic manner. In its annual report, titled “Bahrain…The Map of Persecution: Undermining Civil Society” and released on Sunday, the Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said it had documented 2,389 rights violations in 2016, including 337 …

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