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3 hrs ago | Humans Rights Watch

Equatorial Guinea: Halt Prisoner Torture

President Obiang is trying to shed his image as the head of a corrupt and abusive government.

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Related Topix: Equatorial Guinea, World News, Africa, Prison, Teodoro Obiang, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Charitable Organizations

7 hrs ago | Truthdig

A War Crimes Investigation Could Benefit Both Sides in Gaza

This column isn't going to win me many friends or admirers among those who have taken sides in the ongoing and horrific carnage in Gaza.

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Related Topix: World News, Israel, Middle East, US News, US Supreme Court, Activism, Charitable Organizations

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

US: Halt Expansion of Immigrant Family Detention

Detaining immigrant families is unnecessary and cruel. Instead of funding additional detention beds, Congress should be adding immigration judges and improving access to legal counsel to make the asylum process fairer and more efficient.

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Related Topix: US News, Charitable Organizations, US Politics, Barack Obama, Artesia, NM, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski

Humans Rights Watch

Algeria: Protesters Convicted In Apparently Unfair Trial

Courts should be determining individual criminal responsibility and giving each defendant the opportunity to challenge the evidence against them rather than seemingly applying a doctrine of 'someone must pay'.

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Related Topix: Activism, Charitable Organizations, World News, Algeria,

Democracy Now

Mass U.S. Surveillance Targeting Journalists and Lawyers Seen As Threat to American Democracy

Alex Sinha , Aryeh Neier Fellow at Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Activism, US News, Liberal Political News

Daily Kos

Human Rights Watch/ACLU: U.S. surveillance harming journalism, law, democracy

The practice of journalism and of law in the United States is being dramatically, negatively harmed by large-scale surveillance by the NSA and other intelligence agencies.

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Related Topix: Journalism, ACLU, Charitable Organizations, US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama

Kansas City InfoZine

Human Rights Watch Calls on the World Bank to Reject Plan to Roll Back Safeguards

A leaked draft of the World Bank's proposed new social and environmental policies reveals significant erosion of protections for communities and the environment, Bank on Human Rights, a global coalition of nongovernmental organizations, social movements, and community groups said in a statement today to the World Bank board.

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The Washington Post

Little hope for Burmese Muslims in refu gee camps

A little girl balances a bag of donated rice on her head as she begs for her family of eight.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Charitable Organizations,

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

Iran: Free or Charge Journalists

Iran's abysmal record on press freedom and this spate of arrests raises a red flag.

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Related Topix: Journalism, The Washington Post Company, Charitable Organizations

Russia Taday

Ukraine TV cuts live interview after HRW rep refuses to admit 'Russian aggression'

Local residents in a house damaged during a rocket and mortar attack on Horlivka, Donetsk region.

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Examiner.com

Top news: US government behind terrorist plots, secret rules for terrorist lists

Below are key excerpts of important news articles on a new Human Rights Watch report detailing US government agents' direct involvement in almost all domestic terror plots, the leak of a secret set of rules for labelling terrorists on various watch lists, the NSA's illegal sharing of intimate photos swept into its surveillance databases, and more.

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The Las Vegas Sun

Rights group: Torture in Brazil still a problem

Torture remains a serious problem in Brazil despite government efforts to curb it, a leading human rights group said Monday.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Brazil, Charitable Organizations,

CBS Local

Human Rights Report: Government Surveillance Harming US Journalism

Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Activism, Charitable Organizations

Washington Times

ACLU: Unprecedented U.S. spying has chilling effect on reporters and sources

U.S. spying programs are making government sources too skittish to divulge sensitive information to reporters, especially on computer-based technology, making it difficult for journalists to hold powerful entities to account, according to a 120-page report released Monday .

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Related Topix: ACLU, Charitable Organizations

Merced Sun-Star

Improper probes: Report finds excesses in targeting terror suspects

Last week, Human Rights Watch released an extensive and blistering report on investigative and prosecutorial abuses in American terrorism investigations.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Ecologist

Ukraine's use of unguided rockets in civilian areas of Donetsk 'may be war crimes'

Human Rights Watch has gathered evidence in the war zones of Eastern Ukraine which show that Ukrainian government forces have violated the laws of war by using 'notoriously imprecise' rockets in civilian areas, destroying homes, killing and injuring non-combatants.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

ABC News

Australia must press Vietnam on political prisoners: HRW

Australia must press Vietnam on its jailing of political activists, curbs on free speech and use of forced labour in drug treatment centres, says Human Rights Watch, as officials from both countries prepare for human rights talks on July 28. "Vietnam is one of the most repressive, closed countries in Asia," Elaine Pearson, the group's Australia ... (more)

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Prison

Russia Taday

Mass grave in E. Ukraine: Terrorist torture or power cut-off in morgue?

An excavator digs a hole by portraits of four missing Slavyansk residents, to exhume four unidentified bodies at a mass grave in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on July 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, Ukraine, Charitable Organizations

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

Russia: Repeal New TV Advertising Law

President Vladimir Putin signed into law on July 21, 2014 a series of amendments banning commercial advertising on paid cable and satellite television channels, Human Rights Watch said today.

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Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, TV Advertising, Vladimir Putin, Charitable Organizations, Electronics

The Nation

Free Thai Movement claims support from abroad

Jakrapob Penkair, secretary of the anti-junta Free Thai Movement, said his movement had won support from many countries, including the US, Australia, New Zealand and some in European nations.

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