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43 min ago | CNN

Updates on Politically Motivated Arrests and Convictions in Azerbaijan

On May 6, 2014, the Baku Grave Crimes Court sentenced eight political youth activists to prison terms ranging from six to eight years on a series of bogus charges related to an alleged plan to instigate violence at a March 2013 protest that the authorities violently dispersed before it began.

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Related Topix: World News, Azerbaijan, Asia, Activism, Ilham Aliyev, Charitable Organizations

7 hrs ago | Humans Rights Watch

Russia: 5 Prominent Groups Branded 'Foreign Agents'

The Russian government, by branding these five important groups as 'foreign agents,' has taken a major step toward destroying independent activism in the country.

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Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Activism, Charitable Organizations, Vladimir Putin

12 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Tweeting From A Conflict Zone: Does It Help Or Hurt News Reporting?

As Gaza, Ukraine and Syria trend on Twitter, has social media changed the way conflicts are covered? Host Michel Martin finds out from reporter Anne Barnard and Peter Bouckaert of Human Rights Watch.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations

13 hrs ago | Russia Taday

HRW: Kiev did not provide adequate protection and help to internal refugees

Tens of thousands of Ukrainians forced from their homes by the internal armed conflict are receiving little protection and assistance from Ukrainian authorities, claims Human Rights Watch in a letter sent to President Petro Poroshenko.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Charitable Organizations,

14 hrs ago | Fire Dog Lake

Preemptive Prosecutions: Report Spotlights How the US Government Manufactures 'Terrorism' Cases

Human Rights Watch and the Columbia Law School have released a comprehensive report challenging the government's use of sting operations and other tactics in terrorism prosecutions.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Prison, Charitable Organizations, New York University

18 hrs ago | Humans Rights Watch

Thailand: Two Months Under Military Rule

Two months of military rule in Thailand has brought alarming setbacks in respect for basic human rights.

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Related Topix: Activism, Charitable Organizations, The National, Entertainment, Television

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

Gaza: Airstrike Deaths Raise Concerns on Ground Offensive

After Israeli missiles killed boys on a beach and repeatedly struck a well-marked hospital, one can only be gravely concerned for the safety of civilians caught up in the ground offensive.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Charitable Organizations,

Weyburn Review

Report: U.S. police sometimes pushes people into phony terrorism plots

The study by Human Rights Watch bemoans an over-aggressive approach where the FBI will identify someone who fits a possible terrorist profile; urge that person to participate in an attack; provide the necessary materials; then, finally, make an arrest.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations

Beaver Countian

Government agents 'directly involved' in most high-profile US terror plots

This article titled "Government agents 'directly involved' in most high-profile US terror plots" was written by Spencer Ackerman in New York, for theguardian.com on Monday 21st July 2014 13.30 UTC Nearly all of the highest-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States since 9/11 featured the "direct involvement" of government agents or ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, Terrorism, New York, Charitable Organizations

The Washington Post

Human rights report takes at U.S. terror prosecutions, criticizes FBI tactics

A new human rights report offers a blistering assessment of the Justice Department's role in the war on terror, taking aim at tactics used to identify and prosecute suspected terrorists.

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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Charitable Organizations, Terrorism

Channelnewsasia.com

FBI pushed Muslims to plot terrorist attacks: HRW

The FBI encouraged and sometimes even paid Muslims to commit terrorist acts during numerous sting operations after the 9/11 attacks, a human rights group said in a report published on Monday .

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Charitable Organizations, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Newburgh, NY

AllAfrica.com

Ethiopia: Politically Motivated Charges Show Misuse of Terrorism Law

The Ethiopian government should immediately drop politically motivated charges brought against 10 bloggers and journalists on July 17, 2014, under the country's deeply flawed anti-terrorism law, Human Rights Watch said today.

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Related Topix: World News, Ethiopia, Africa, Blog News, Journalism, Charitable Organizations

Humans Rights Watch

Bangladesh: Disband Death Squad

The Bangladeshi government has promised to reform RAB and hold it accountable, but it has utterly failed.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations

Sun Jul 20, 2014

China Digital Times

US Defends Counterterrorism Dialogue with China

Human Rights Watch criticized the discussions, saying it could be viewed by Beijing as acceptance of its repressive treatment of minority Uighur Muslims.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Opinion

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

Central African Republic: No Amnesty for Serious Crimes

Amnesty is often the first demand from leaders who have blood on their hands. Mediators need to make clear that lasting peace cannot be achieved without justice and that no one is above the law.

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Related Topix: Central African Republic, World News, Africa, Congo, Charitable Organizations, Denis Sassou-nguesso

Humans Rights Watch

Thailand: Military Forcibly Evicts Forest Residents

The Thai military is using threats and arbitrary arrests to forcibly evict villagers from forest areas in Buriram province.

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Related Topix: Activism, Charitable Organizations

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

Ethiopia: Drop Case Against Bloggers, Journalists

Ethiopia's courts are making a mockery of their own judicial system. Hiding behind an abusive anti-terrorism law to prosecute bloggers and journalists doing their job is an affront to the constitution and international protection for free expression.

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Related Topix: Blog News, World News, Ethiopia, Africa, Journalism, Terrorism, Charitable Organizations

WGAL-TV Lancaster

ISIS threatens Iraqi Christians in Mosul

Extremists occupying large swaths of Iraq and Syria have issued a threat to Iraqi Christians in the city of Mosul: accept Islam, pay extra taxes to Islamic Sharia courts or face "death by the sword."

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Charitable Organizations, Uzbekistan,

Humans Rights Watch

US: A Move Toward Fairer Drug Sentencing

The Sentencing Commission's decision is an important step away from the disproportionate punishment and racial disparities that have plagued federal drug sAnchorentencing for decades.

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Related Topix: Prison, Charitable Organizations

AllAfrica.com

Uganda: HRW - Ugandan Police Abusing Street Children

Human Rights Watch is accusing Ugandan authorities of widespread abuse of street children.

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

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