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2 hrs ago | Humans Rights Watch

Russia: 8 Protesters Found Guilty in Flawed Case

This case has been deeply flawed from the start because the charges were inappropriate.

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Related Topix: Riot, Charitable Organizations, Vladimir Putin

6 hrs ago | Humans Rights Watch

US: An Urgent Case for Immigration Reform

The stories of those who yearn to unite with family, to become the newest citizens of the United States, and suffer so much in pursuit of that dream, remind us that immigration is not merely a political or economic issue.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Urgent Group, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Grace Meng, Democrat, Charitable Organizations, Mexico, NY

10 hrs ago | Humans Rights Watch

Australia: Press Vietnam to Respect Rights

Australia should make clear that if Vietnam wants to be considered a responsible international partner, it needs to meet its international human rights obligations.

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Related Topix: Activism, Charitable Organizations, Blog News

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Humans Rights Watch

Thailand: Interim Constitution Provides Sweeping Powers

The interim constitution attempts to give legal justification to the sweeping and unaccountable power taken by the military junta.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations

Humans Rights Watch

Ukraine: Unguided Rockets Killing Civilians

Unguided Grad rockets launched apparently by Ukrainian government forces and pro-government militias have killed at least 16 civilians and wounded many more in insurgent-controlled areas of Donetsk and its suburbs in at least four attacks between July 12 and 21, 2014, Human Rights Watch said today.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations

Time

Platon: Life and Death on the Border

Amid ongoing debate over America's broken immigration system, the photographer Platon presents a portfolio of images and videos of migrants and those sympathetic to their circumstances.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Charitable Organizations

Humans Rights Watch

Libya: ICC Judges Reject Sanussi Appeal

The Sanussi decision comes out at a time when the challenges facing Libya's justice system continue to mount at an alarming pace.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, Charitable Organizations, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi)

Wed Jul 23, 2014

KRVN-AM Lexington

UN Will Investigate Possible War Crimes in Gaza

The United Nations Human Rights Council voted Wednesday to establish a commission of inquiry into incidents in Gaza, investigating whether any war crimes have been committed in the area.

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

Bangkok Post

Critics confronted

The junta is imposing a regime of "forced smiles" on an unwilling populace as their rights are progressively eroded, says Human Rights Watch .

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations

The Ecologist

Thailand army forcibly evicts six forest villages

Forest-dwellers in Buriram province involved in a land dispute with the Thai government have been forcibly evicted, intimidated, arrested, held without charge, and dumped on a site unfit for human habitation with no water supply.

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Related Topix: Activism, Charitable Organizations

Commentary Magazine

Scholars of African Literature Have Eyes Only for Israel

The African Literature Association has thrown its insubstantial weight behind the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations

CBC News

The 'Russia crisis' through the prism of everyday chaos: Brian Stewart

Palestinians sleep at a UN school to escape heavy Israeli shelling in the Shejaia neighbourhood in Gaza City on Monday.

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Related Topix: Reuters, Charitable Organizations, Africa, Libya

Humans Rights Watch

Iraq: Civilian Toll of Government Airstrikes

The Iraqi government may be fighting a vicious insurgency, but that's no license to kill civilians anywhere they think ISIS might be lurking.

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

Tue Jul 22, 2014

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

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

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

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,

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

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,

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