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1 hr ago | AlertNet

Saudi activist sentenced to 15 years in jail for protests-lawyer

A judge on Thursday sentenced a Saudi blogger and activist to 15 years in jail for taking part in protests and defaming the kingdom by communicating with foreigners and through publishing articles on the Internet, his lawyer said.


5 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Feminist Activists Are Selling A New Line Of 'Consent Condoms' To Tackle Rape Culture

In order to incorporate messages about consent into hook-up culture, a feminist group is launching a new line of condoms that "promote the usage of proper language when engaging in any intimate activity."


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10 hrs ago | MyFoxNY

Is your home's energy meter spying on you?

Utility companies across the U.S. are installing smart meters in customers' homes, touting the technology's energy-saving ways, but opponents argue that the meters are opening a Pandora's box of privacy concerns.


Related Topix: Privacy, TV, Electronics

14 hrs ago | ABC News

Rights Groups Ask Nepal to Scarp Amnesty Bill

International rights groups said Thursday that parts of a bill proposed by the Nepal government should be rejected because it could provide amnesty to people who committed serious human rights violations during the country's Maoist insurgency.


Wed Apr 16, 2014

Daily Press & Argus

ACLU alleges county jail administrators violated inmates' constitutional rights

A U.S. District Court judge ordered the Livingston County Jail to deliver American Civil Liberties Union letters sent to inmates in February.


Related Topix: ACLU, Prison, Livingston County, MI, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

The Indian Express

In high-profile Bangalore South, two women activists make political plunge

Manorama said national parties have not addressed the core issues concerning women in the areas of education, employment and safety.


Ma'an News Agency

Hamas: 357 activists arrested by PA forces since January

A new report released Wednesday by the Gaza Strip ministry of planning says that Palestinian Authority security forces arrested 357 members of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and other Palestinian political parties across the West Bank in the first quarter of 2014.


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

Free Republic

Earth Daze

"The heavens reek, the waters below are foul ... we are in a crisis of survival."


Related Topix: CBS, Media, Television, Showtime Networks, Global Warming, Agriculture, Science

News Times

Jordanian jets strike vehicles on Syrian border

This photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center , which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian man carrying the body of a child killed by a government forces airstrike in the Al-Ansari neighborhood, in Aleppo, Syria, Tuesday, April 15, 2014.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, Jordan,

Prince George Citizen

Activists: Syria airstrikes kill 4 in 1 of last rebel-held towns on Lebanese border ...

Activists say that Syrian airstrikes have killed at least four people in the town of Zabadani, one of the last rebel-held towns on the Lebanese border.


In India, Landmark Ruling Recognizes Transgender Citizens

An Indian eunuch in the eastern city of Bhubaneswar dances Tuesday to celebrate the Supreme Court's ruling recognizing a third gender category.


Related Topix: World News, India, Asia, Transgender

Tue Apr 15, 2014

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


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


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.


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

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


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