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2 hrs ago | Humans Rights Watch

Thailand: Theater Activists Jailed for Insulting Monarchy

Thailand's military junta first put a chokehold on TV, radio, newspapers and the internet, and now they're going after the theater arts.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Thailand, Activism, Theater, Arts, Charitable Organizations

Justin Timberlake ice Bucket Challenges

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

7 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

Defending the Hamas tunnels at Human Rights Watch

So it seems that according to Roth, international humanitarian law allows Hamas to build and use tunnels in order to attack or capture combatants, i.e. IDF soldiers.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Terrorism

12 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Egypt Trolls The U.S., Urges Restraint In Ferguson

Oh, how the tables have turned. The Egyptian government, which according to human rights groups last year committed one of the largest massacres in recent history, on Tuesday urged the United States to exercise restraint in dealing with protesters in Ferguson, MO.

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Related Topix: Prison, Ferguson, MO, Charitable Organizations, US News, Liberal Political News

16 hrs ago | Kansas City InfoZine

Human Rights Watch Calls on Spain to Halt Summary Pushbacks to Morocco

"The government in Madrid and local authorities in Melilla need to stop these illegal pushbacks and take action against any Guardia Civil officers who use excessive force against migrants."

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

Iran: Dozens Unlawfully Held in City's Prisons

The election of a new, avowedly moderate president a year ago raised hopes that many of Iran's political prisoners would soon walk free, but many remain behind bars.

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Related Topix: Prison, Charitable Organizations, Iran, World News,

PanArmenian Network

Azerbaijan should be suspended from int'l transparency initiative: HRW

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Azerbaijan government's offensive against human rights defenders and nongovernmental organizations should lead to its suspension from an international transparency initiative, Human Rights Watch said.

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Related Topix: Activism, Charitable Organizations

AlertNet

Rights groups say Israeli ban hinders Gaza investigation

Israeli restrictions have left two of the world's most prominent human rights organisations struggling to collect evidence of potential war crimes in Gaza, representatives of the groups told Reuters.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Activism, Charitable Organizations, Palestinian Territories

Egypt Today

Responses to HRW Ban After Report Claims - Crimes Against Humanity'

The Egyptian government, along with several Egyptian organizations and politicians, have denounced a critical report issued by Human Rights Watch which labels the 2013 dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda Square sit-ins as "crimes against humanity."

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations

Green Left Weekly

Egypt: Blood on Blair's hands as dictator accused of mass murder

Former British prime minister, and current United Nations' Middle East "peace envoy", Tony Blair has an insatiable appetite for cuddling up to despots and tyrants.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Egypt, Charitable Organizations, Mohamed Morsi

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

Kenya: Killings, Disappearances by Anti-Terror Police

Kenyan counterterrorism forces appear to be killing and disappearing people right under the noses of top government officials, major embassies, and the United Nations.

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Related Topix: World News, Kenya, Africa, Charitable Organizations,

NCR Iran

Iraq and Syria must halt use of 'illegal' barrel bombs on innocent...

Iraq and Syria are using barrel bombs in populated areas in direct contravention of a United Nations resolution, and causing a 'devastating loss of innocent lives', a human rights expert has revealed.

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Related Topix: Iraq, Middle East, Charitable Organizations,

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Common Dreams

One Year After Egypt's Rab'a Massacre, US Still Funding Repression

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Egypt's Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr It has been one year since the August 14, 2013 Rab'a Square massacre in Egypt, when the Egyptian police and army opened fire on demonstrators opposed to the military's July 3 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Egypt, Social Software, Mohamed Morsi, Charitable Organizations, Activism

BrothersJudd Blog

Maybe the Peace to End All Peace Will Work this Time!:

All the grisly details of the Egyptian state's brutal suppression of pro-Morsi supporters in the few weeks following the Sisi-led coup d'etat can be found in a new Human Rights Watch report, All According to Plan: The Rab'a Massacre and Mass Killings of Protesters in Egypt.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Star Tribune

Egypt's Tiananmen, still not fully accounted for

Within a 12-hour span, security forces killed at least 800 protesters, and likely more than 1,000.

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Related Topix: Mohamed Morsi, Charitable Organizations, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak, Hosni Mubarak, Muslim Brotherhood, Opinion

Kansas City InfoZine

Ferguson Police Actions Interfere with Freedoms of Assembly, Press

Human Rights Watch calls on Police in Ferguson, Missouri to stop using intimidation tactics against peaceful protesters and journalists following the police killing of a young African-American man on August 9, 2014.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Charitable Organizations, Riot

Weekday Magazine

HRW Calls For Azerbaijan's Suspension From Transparency Group

A prominent rights group says Azerbaijan is increasing pressure on activists and should be suspended from an international coalition that promotes openness in the oil and gas industries.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations

Humans Rights Watch

Syria: Witnesses Corroborate Mass Deaths in Custody Claims

The accounts of the four recently released detainees we interviewed lend further credibility to the already damning evidence about mass deaths in Syria's prisons.When the Syrian authorities are held to account, the deaths in custody will be one of the first crimes they will have to answer for.

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Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, Charitable Organizations, US Military Prisons, Prison

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Barnstable Patriot

Primer Rate: Human Rights Watch

Two weeks ago I noted Eleanor Roosevelt's contribution to The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights, which was adopted in 1948.

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Humans Rights Watch

Burundi: No Justice Decade After Massacre

The Gatumba massacre was a direct and deliberate attack on unarmed civilians. The killings have been well-documented, yet 10 years later, no one has been prosecuted.

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Related Topix: World News, Burundi, Africa, Charitable Organizations, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Channelnewsasia.com

Three dead in Egypt clashes on crackdown anniversary

At least three people were killed in Egypt on Thursday as police quashed attempts by supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to commemorate the first anniversary of a brutal Cairo crackdown.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood, Charitable Organizations

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