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17 hrs ago | LBC 97.3

Iraq Warns Of 'Imminent Danger' Of IS Militants

The jihadist group - previously known as ISIS - has committed barbaric acts against civilians and threatens to break up Iraq in its aim of establishing a caliphate across a large swathe of the Middle East, Iraq's human rights minister told an emergency debate at the UN Human Rights Council.

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

21 hrs ago | SFGate

Rights group: Witness for report on Egypt detained

Human Rights Watch said Monday one of the witnesses for its investigation into mass killings in Egypt last summer was detained, calling for his release.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Mohamed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood

21 hrs ago | Humans Rights Watch

Ukraine: Rising Civilian Toll in Luhansk

With communications cut, there is less information available about the situation in Luhansk than other areas in the east.

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Yesterday | Humans Rights Watch

Lebanon/IS: Soldier Beheading a War Crime if Confirmed

The alleged beheading of Sergeant Ali al-Sayed is a horrific act and if true, would amount to a war crime.We remain concerned about the fate of the remaining captives.

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Yesterday | Humans Rights Watch

Syria: Evidence of Islamic State Cluster Munition Use

Any use of cluster munitions deserves condemnation, but the best response is for all nations to join the treaty banning them and work collectively to rid the world of these weapons.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Russia Taday

a Human Rights Watch, London's Foreign Press Association call for Andrey Stenin release

Human Rights Watch and London's Foreign Press Association have called for the release of Russian photo journalist Andrey Stenin, and information on his whereabouts.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

Pakistan: Impunity Marks Global Day for Disappeared

On the eve of the annual International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the International Commission of Jurists , Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch urge Pakistan's government to stop the deplorable practice of state agencies abducting hundreds of people throughout the country without providing information about their fate ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Pakistan, Asia, Activism, Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations,

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

Ukraine: Rebel Forces Detain, Torture Civilians

Pro-Russian insurgents are regularly committing horrendous crimes. There are solid grounds to be seriously concerned about the safety and well-being of anyone held by insurgent forces in eastern Ukraine.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Charitable Organizations

Editor & Publisher

Netflix to Premier Foley Film Project in October

The final work of slain Marquette graduate James Foley will soon be released to the public.

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Humans Rights Watch

Indonesia: Rights Key to New President's Agenda

"As president, Widodo should reverse the failings of the previous administration by giving priority to the human rights problems that have gotten worse over the past decade.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Charitable Organizations, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Humans Rights Watch

Thailand: Court Ruling Furthers Impunity

The Department of Special Investigation and the National Anti-Corruption Commission should not allow the criminal court's ruling to deter them from pursuing all avenues to bring those responsible for the 2010 killings to justice.

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Humans Rights Watch

China: Stop Interfering in Peaceful Hong Kong Protests

Beijing is trying to present as 'democratic' a process over which it will retain complete control.

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Humans Rights Watch

Ahmed Seif Al Islam: in Memoriam

Egypt has just lost one of its human rights pioneers, and Human Rights Watch has lost a dear friend, with the passing of Ahmed Seif Al Islam on August 27, 2014, following his hospitalization for heart ailments.

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Related Topix: Activism, Charitable Organizations, Hosni Mubarak, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak, Mohamed Morsi

Humans Rights Watch

Burundi: Video Highlights Activist's Unjust Detention

Pierre Claver Mbonimpa should be considered an asset to Burundi, not a threat. The Burundian authorities should drop all charges against him and free him.

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Bloomberg

Egypt Probes Video of Alleged Police Abuse of Bloodied Corpse

Egyptian officials are investigating three policemen seen in a Youtube video allegedly posing with the blood-soaked corpse of a man while laughing and placing a cigarette in his mouth.

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Related Topix: Activism, Charitable Organizations, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Weekday Magazine

Transparency International Under Pressure In Azerbaijan

Transparency International's office in Baku says it is being forced to suspend some of its projects in Azerbaijan because of problems receiving funds through its bank in Baku.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Kansas City InfoZine

Human Rights Watch Calls on India to End Manual Scavenging

The government should implement existing legislation aimed to assist manual scavenging community members find alternative, sustainable livelihoods.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

Bahrain: Rehabilitate Torture Victims

Bahrain accepted the BICI's finding that its security forces tortured people in 2011, so it should face up to its treaty obligation to help the victims recover.These 13 prisoners should not be in jail in the first place, but that doesn't mean Bahrain can ignore its obligation to help them recover from torture by its security forces.

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Humans Rights Watch

Gaza: Halt Executions

Amid all the carnage in Gaza, it's abhorrent that Hamas officials are adding to it by permitting, if not ordering, the summary execution of Palestinians deemed to be collaborators.

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

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Watch: Netflix to stream film by slain Marquette alum James Foley

The work of slain Marquette University graduate and photojournalist James Foley will live on as a Netflix documentary, it was reported Monday.

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Related Topix: Marquette University, Charitable Organizations, Entertainment

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