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Indonesia cuts sentence of over 50,000 prisoners


August 18th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 18 (IANS) More than 50,000 convicts, including those sentenced for graft, murder and drug running, have been granted sentence reductions as the country celebrated Independence Day Friday, media ... Read more...

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US police probing murder-suicide by ex-Indian army major


June 11th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 11 (IANS) US police are trying to determine why a former Indian army officer wanted in India for the 1996 murder of Kashmiri human rights activist Jalil Andrabi ... Read more...

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Commonwealth asked to act on threat to Asma Jehangir


June 9th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The members of a Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group (EPG) have called for immediate Commonwealth action after renowned Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jehangir recently claimed ... Read more...

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Probe Asma Jahangir’s death plot, say human rights groups


June 6th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Concerned over Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jahangir's revelations that her country's security establishment was planning to get her killed, Indian human rights groups Wednesday ... Read more...

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Kashmiri youth seek demilitarisation, more dialogue


June 3rd, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 3 (IANS) Kashmiris want autonomy, better economic opportunities and removal of "overbearing presence of armed forces from their state", a gathering of Kashmiri youth, activists and separatists said ... Read more...

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Colombian rebels recruited teenagers, says activist


May 19th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, May 19 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's FARC guerrillas pulled at least 13 teenagers out of boarding schools in the southern province of Putumayo and forced them to join their ranks, a ... Read more...

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Binayak Sen urges ‘intolerant’ Bengal to change policies


May 4th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) In the wake of the forcible eviction of people from slums in eastern Kolkata, human rights activist Binayak Sen Friday accused the West Bengal government ... Read more...

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Kolkata Slum dwellers’ eviction a crime: Binayak Sen


April 29th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Describing the eviction of people from slums in Nonadanga in the eastern part of the city as a "tragedy and great crime", human rights activist Binayak ... Read more...

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Binayak Sen urges Maoists to free collector


April 23rd, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Human rights activist Binayak Sen Monday appealed to the Maoists to release Chhattisgarh's abducted Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon and urged them to resume peace ... Read more...

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Mexican poet wins human rights prize


April 23rd, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 23 (IANS/EFE) Poet Javier Sicilia received the Sergio Mendez Arceo Human Rights Prize this weekend for his efforts to promote peace in Mexico.Sicilia, who became a human ... Read more...

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Human rights activists beaten up in Kolkata


April 12th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) Several people were injured and many arrested after a procession led by a human rights organisation in protest against the eviction of slum dwellers in ... Read more...

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`Hindus in Pakistan angry, helpless’


April 10th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Hindus in Pakistan are feeling "angry and helpless" after being targeted in a spate of incidents, including abductions and forced conversion of girls, says a ... Read more...

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Odisha abduction: Talks delayed again


March 21st, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 21 (IANS) Uncertainty persisted Wednesday on the fate of the two Italians abducted by Maoists in Odisha last week with talks likely to be delayed as it was ... Read more...

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Hostage crisis: Maoists extend deadline, offer other mediators (Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 20 (IANS) Maoists rebels, who have abducted two Italian tourists in Odisha, Tuesday extended the deadline for the state government's acceptance of their demands to Wednesday evening while ... Read more...

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Abduction crisis deepens, interlocutor refuses to mediate


March 20th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 20 (IANS) The hostage crisis in Odisha deepened Tuesday, six days after two Italian nationals were abducted by Maoists, with one of the three interlocutors saying he did ... Read more...

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‘Haqqani to survive punishment even if link with memo proved’


January 9th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 9 (IANS) Husain Haqqani, Pakistan's former amabassdor to the US, cannot be punished under the law even if a link is established between him and the controversial ... Read more...

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Memo commission issues notice to Zardari


January 4th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 4 (IANS) A Pakistani judicial commission set up to probe the memo scandal has issued notice to President Asif Ali Zardari to appear before it at its ... Read more...

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Haqqani’s lawyer quits as memo panel holds first meeting (Lead)


January 2nd, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) A Pakistani judicial commission probing the memo scandal Monday held its first meeting which former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani did not attend. His lawyer ... Read more...

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Haqqani’s lawyer quits, criticizes memo commission


January 2nd, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Pakistani lawyer Asma Jehangir has refused to represent former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani in the memo case, saying she has "no confidence" in the ... Read more...

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10 Indians among Forbes’ ‘tomorrow’s brightest stars’


December 21st, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Ten Indians rub shoulders with the likes of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, human rights activist Ronan Farrow and pop stars Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber ... Read more...

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Belarus urged to release political prisoners


December 19th, 2011 - 6:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton Sunday called on Belarus to release and rehabilitate political prisoners."We reiterate ... Read more...

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Repeal AFSPA in northeastern states, Kashmir: Church panel


November 8th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 8 (IANS) The National Council of Churches in India Tuesday demanded repeal of the Armed Force (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in India's northeastern states and Jammu and Kashmir."The ... Read more...

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Iranian lovers commit suicide over jail shame


October 2nd, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 2 (IANS) Two Iranian lovers have committed suicide after being imprisoned for being friends of a human rights activist, a media report said Sunday. Nahal Sahabi, 28, and ... Read more...

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Kashmir panel wants international probe into unmarked graves


September 17th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) A day after the state human rights panel directed the Jammu and Kashmir government to begin a probe into the more than 2,000 unmarked graves in ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks releases cables naming top secret sources


August 30th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks has "accidentally" released thousands of US diplomatic cables containing names of top secret sources, whose lives may now be in danger, a media ... Read more...

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Aamir supports Manipur rights activist


August 29th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 29 (IANS) Bollywood actor Aamir Khan has supported Manipur's human rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila's over a decade-long hunger strike against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act ... Read more...

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Ansar Burney announces anti-corruption drive across Pakistan


August 21st, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Human rights activist Ansar Burney Sunday announced that a massive anti-corruption campaign and anti-terrorism movement would be kicked-off across Pakistan after Eid.Burney's announcement comes at ... Read more...

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Orissa: Supporters protest Anna’s detention


August 16th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 16 (IANS) Activist Anna Hazare's supporters took out processions, organised meetings and staged demonstrations across Orissa to protest his detention in New Delhi Tuesday morning.While a group ... Read more...

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Lata conferred lifetime achievement award


August 9th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) Nightingale of India Lata Mangeshkar was Monday presented the lifetime achievement award for her contribution to Indian music at a function here.Receiving the award, given by ... Read more...

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Family of Haryana sailor ecstatic over his safe return


June 24th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 24 (IANS) It was a moment of intense relief for the family members of Ravinder Gulia, an Indian sailor who reached India Friday after spending nearly 10 months ... Read more...

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BJP thanks Pakistani activist, not navy, for saving Indian sailors


June 24th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday thanked Pakistani human rights activist Ansar Burney for raising funds to pay the ransom and free sailors ... Read more...

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Supreme Court grants bail to Binayak’s associate (Lead)


May 31st, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday granted bail to Pijush Bubun Guha, who was convicted along with human rights activist and doctor Binayak Sen on charges of ... Read more...

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Supreme Court grants bail to Binayak’s associate


May 31st, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday granted bail to Pijush Guha, who was convicted along with human rights activist and doctor Binayak Sen on charges of sedition ... Read more...

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31 Suu Kyi sympathisers released from Kolkata jail


May 19th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) After spending more than 13 years in jail, 31 out of 34 Myanmar's pro-democracy activists were released from a Kolkata prison Thursday, said a Myanmarese supporter."Thirtyfour ... Read more...

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Russian human rights activist detained in Minsk


April 29th, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, April 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarusian Law enforcement officers detained a Russian human rights activist, Ivan Kondratenko, in Minsk Thursday, according to a statement issued by the Committee for International ... Read more...

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