abuses of power

Mexican rights body probes attack on reporter

May 14th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 14 (IANS/EFE) The National Human Rights Commission, or CNDH, is investigating last week's attack on journalist Gerardo Ponce de Leon in Hermosillo, the capital of the northern ... Read more...

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‘WikiLeaks bid for transparency derailed’

March 23rd, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Many considered the 2010 WikiLeaks disclosures as ripping the culture of secrecy that cloaked governmental functioning and heralding a new world of 'radical transparency'. But a ... Read more...

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Indian Canadian expert says ‘honour killings’ should not be treated as taboo

July 13th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, July 13 (ANI): An Indian Canadian social worker is spearheading a campaign to keep the issue of "honour killings" alive, and not let it slip into oblivion out of political correctness ... Read more...

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U.S. Court brings second indictment against former IL Gov. Blagojevich

February 5th, 2010 - 2:27 am ICT by BNO News
CHICAGO (BNO NEWS) – The U.S. Court system has brought a second indictment against former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich with eight new charges, prosecutors announced on Thursday.A second indictment was brought against ... Read more...

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El Salvador president apologises to civil war victims

January 18th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
San Salvador, Jan 18 (IANS/EFE) Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes made a formal apology to the victims of the 1980-1992 civil war and acknowledged that state security forces "committed serious human rights violations ... Read more...

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Gorbachev slams NATO’s east European expansion

April 3rd, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 3 (IANS) Former president of the erstwhile Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev has criticised NATO for its expansion to the east of Europe, Prensa Latina reported Friday. "Government leaders of Germany, the ... Read more...

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Do not send Indian troops for peace-keeping: Congo to UN

November 26th, 2008 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 26 (IANS) In what could be considered as a diplomatic embarrassment to both the UN and India, the African nation of Congo has urged the world body not to ... Read more...

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Transparency in politics may actually heighten corruption

October 11th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 11 (ANI): Transparency in politics can increase corruption rather than decrease it, according to a new study. Viviana Stechina, an expert from Uppsala University in Sweden, studied why corruption ... Read more...

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Transparency in politics can lead to greater corruption

October 11th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) Greater transparency might not always lead to less corruption, according to a doctoral thesis that investigates why graft among the political elite was more extensive in Argentina than ... Read more...

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Abuse-of-power trial against former Thai premier starts

April 29th, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by admin
DPA Bangkok, April 29 (DPA) Thailand's supreme court Tuesday officially kicked off an abuse-of-power trial against former premier Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife Potjaman for the purchase of a plot of land at ... Read more...

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Thai PM seeks to revive ‘best’ of 1997 constitution

March 23rd, 2008 - 7:29 pm ICT by admin
DPA Bangkok, March 23 (DPA) Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej said Sunday he wants to revive the best bits of the 1997 People's Constitution which was abandoned and replaced in 2007 by a ... Read more...

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