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40 min ago | The Washington Post

Amnesty: Haiti human rights activist threatened

A leading human rights activist in Haiti has been threatened for his work, Amnesty International said Tuesday, marking the latest documented case of attacks or threats against watchdog groups in the Caribbean nation.


Related Topix: Haiti, Central America, World News

4 hrs ago | WOWT-TV Omaha

ACLU Speaks for Man Arrested Handing out Fliers

A Nebraska civil liberties group is now representing a Lincoln man arrested by police last month for handing out religious pamphlets outside Lincoln's Pinnacle Bank Arena.


Related Topix: ACLU, Nebraska

8 hrs ago | Reuters

China convicts hospital workers after high-profile labour protest

A Chinese court on Tuesday convicted 12 hospital security guards of "disturbing social order" after staging a labour protest last year, sentencing several to light jail terms in what was seen as a test case for labour rights in China.


13 hrs ago | Lancashire Telegraph

Amnesty International blasts police taser use

He said: "Tasers should not be used in custody cells as the subject is already under effective control and in custody.


Related Topix: Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations

17 hrs ago |

Chinese lawyers say they were tortured by police

His head covered in a black hood, lawyer Tang Jitian recalls being taken into a room and hearing the sound of a rope being pulled.


Related Topix: Associated Press, Religion, Falun Gong

21 hrs ago | CNN

U.N.: Woman to die for killing her rapist

The United Nations and international human rights groups joined a growing call on Monday urging the Iranian government to call off the impending execution of a 26-year-old woman convicted of murder.


Related Topix: Middle East, Iran, World News, Life, Self Defense

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Prince George Citizen

U.S. anti-gay activist faces mischief charges after arrest on university campus

A pair of controversial political activists - one an American who opposes gay rights, the other a Canadian who opposes abortion - have been arrested at the University of Regina.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Canada,


Sex worker activist convicted for crime of "walking while trans"

Sex worker activist Monica Jones was found guilty last week of "manifestation of an intent to prostitute" by an Arizona judge.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, US News, Liberal Political News


Vietnam releases dissidents amid foreign pressure

Vietnam has granted early release to two high-profile dissidents, bringing the number of democracy activists freed this month to three in what the government Monday called a "policy of leniency."


Related Topix: Prison

Anchorage Daily News

Syrian forces take 3 villages near Lebanese border

The capture of Sarkha, Maaloula and Jibbeh was the fastest series of army successes against rebels in the Qalamoun region along the border with Lebanon since the government launched an offensive in the mountainous terrain in November.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, Lebanon, IN

The Baxter Bulletin

Abortion issue just made election season more interesting in Arkansas

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's decision to appeal a ruling striking down Arkansas' 12-week abortion ban isn't just giving hope to conservative activists who want to preserve one of the strictest abortion laws in the country.


Related Topix: Abortion, US Politics, US News, Mike Ross, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Arkansas, Mike Beebe, US Governors

Amnesty International

Algeria: Pre-election clampdown exposes - gaping holes' in human rights record

Freedom of expression, association and assembly under threat with restrictions on protests, private TV station taken off air and NGOs in legal limbo Algerian authorities' strategy has been to nip in the bud any attempt to challenge them or their record.


Related Topix: World News, Algeria, Africa, Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Journalism

Sun Apr 13, 2014

ABC News

Vietnam Releases Dissidents Amid US Trade Talks

Washington has said that it would be hard to get the deal past Congress unless Vietnam made some meaningful steps toward improving its human rights record.


Related Topix: Prison


Annual East Coast seal hunt starts amid ongoing court case and trade challenge

A seal hunter drags a harp seal back to his snowmobile during the annual seal hunt on a ice floe in the Gulf of St. Lawrence on April 2, 2005.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News

In key document, UN climate panel warns emissions rising but drops statistics showing where

The United Nations' expert panel on climate change is highlighting the disconnect between international goals to fight global warming and what's actually being done to attain them.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Environment, Science, North America, Canada, World News, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy


Activists: Fierce fighting in north Syria kills 29

By MARTIN GRIFFITH Associated Press Federal land managers say "escalating tensions" led them to release all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a rancher who... By MARTIN GRIFFITH Associated Press Federal land managers say "escalating tensions" led them to release all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on ... (more)


Related Topix: US Secret Service

Official: US looking into Syria toxic gas reportsIn this Friday,...

Both sides in Syria's civil war blamed each other for the alleged attack that reportedly injured scores of people Friday amid an ongoing international effort to rid the country of chemical weapons.


Related Topix: Middle East, Syria, World News

The Beaumont Enterprise

Climate panel warns emissions rising, blurs reason

Activists of the international environmentalist organization Greenpeace pose with posters in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, April 13, 2014, to support clean energy.


Related Topix: World News, Germany, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Global Warming

National Public Radio

Activists: Fierce Fighting In North Syria Kills 29

Activists say shelling and firefights between Syrian government forces and rebels in the northern city of Aleppo have killed at least 29 people.


Oxford Times

Call to move away from fossil fuels

Campaigners have demanded the world moves away from using fossil fuels ahead of a major international report on preventing climate change.


Related Topix: Global Warming