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1 hr ago | AlertNet

Malaysia: Obama Should Speak Loudly on Rights

Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email US President Barack Obama should use his historic visit to Malaysia on April 26-27, 2014, to speak directly to concerns about the country's deteriorating human rights situation.

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5 hrs ago | AlertNet

Thailand: - Red Shirt' Activist Murdered

Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The Thai authorities should immediately investigate the murder of a prominent poet and "Red Shirt" political activist widely known for his opposition to Thailand's law banning criticism of the monarchy.

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10 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Azerbaijan arrests journalist deported from Turkey

ANKARA: A human rights group says an Azerbaijani journalist has been arrested in his country after Turkey deported him without giving him the opportunity to challenge his expulsion.

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14 hrs ago | CBC News

Rana Plaza families still waiting on compensation one year on

Relatives of victims of the Rana Plaza building collapse gather in front of a monument raised in memory of the victims.

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18 hrs ago | New Statesman

Abuse of women domestic workers in Qatar exposes uncomfortable truths closer to home

A woman in the Philippines on a housekeeping training course. An estimated 100,000 women from the Philippines work as domestic workers overseas, and many are vulnerable to abuse.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

Kenya: No Justice for 2013 Election Attacks

Police utterly failed to effectively investigate the violence in Busia and Bungoma counties.

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China Digital Times

Human Rights and Chinese Interests

Beijing has consistently justified human rights abuses in the pursuit of "social stability," argued Dr. Sophie Richardson of Human Rights Watch.

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Groong

Kessab Attacks Started From Turkish Soil, Human Rights Watch Director Claims

KESSAB ATTACKS STARTED FROM TURKISH SOIL, HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH DIRECTOR CLAIMS Tuesday 22 April 2014 10:23 Photo: http://static.guim.co.uk Kenneth Roth Yerevan.

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Humans Rights Watch

Three Finalists for Top Rights Prize

The 2014 Martin Ennals Award will go to an activist from Bangladesh , China or Mexico , the 10-member prize jury said today.

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Humans Rights Watch

Burma: A Tribute to U Win Tin

"U Win Tin was the exemplar of dignified courage and principle against decades of brutal military rule.

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Suria

Mourners flock to funeral of Myanmar...

Hundreds of mourners gathered Wednesday to mark the funeral of Win Tin, a former journalist and giant of Myanmar's pro-democracy movement, in an outpouring of grief for one of the country's best loved champions of freedom.

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Newkerala.com

Dalit, minority kids pushed out of schools: HRW

New Delhi, April 22 : School authorities in India have persistently discriminated against children from Dalit, minority and other marginalised communities, pushing them out of education, a report by Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Wall Street Journal

In India's Schools, Discrimination Drives Dropouts

RAMPUR, India-At the government school in this north Indian village, 8-year-old Dilip Banwasi is being taught his place.

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Humans Rights Watch

North Korea: Critical Juncture on Eve of Obama Asia Trip

"Neglecting the human rights catastrophe in North Korea is no longer viable. President Obama, Prime Minister Abe, and President Park need to agree on a common strategy to deal with North Korea's crimes at the UN Security Council this year."

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News 4 Jax

Council to take up juvenile civil infractions

Earlier this month, a human rights group from New York alleged Florida prosecutors are unfairly sending thousands of children into the the state's adult justice system.

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Humans Rights Watch

Kazakhstan: Newspaper Closing a Blow to Free Speech

This absurd case displays the lengths to which Kazakh authorities are willing to go to bully critical media into silence.

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Washington Square News

Advocates equate human, labor rights

Becker, advocacy director of the Children's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, was joined by Gallatin professor Vasuki Nesiah and English doctoral student Chinnie Ding at NYU to discuss the relationship between labor and human rights on April 21 as a part of "Labor Rights as Human Rights."

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

India: Marginalized Children Denied Education

"India's immense project to educate all its children risks falling victim to deeply rooted discrimination by teachers and other school staff against the poor and marginalized.

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Bangkok Post

Fears grow for missing activist

Human rights groups are pressuring authorities to investigate the disappearance of a prominent Karen activist who went missing after his arrest in Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi province on Thursday.

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Humans Rights Watch

Sudan: No Justice for Protest Killings

Sudan needs to address evidence that its forces killed scores of people during protests, and arbitrarily arrested and tortured detainees.

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