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Greenpeace flays crackdown on Kudankulam protest


September 10th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi Sep 10 (IANS) Environment watchdog Greenpeace Monday condemned the Tamil Nadu government for its crackdown and use of force on protestors at the upcoming Kudankulam nuclear power plant ... Read more...

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British troops linked to prostitute’s murder in Kenya?


August 15th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) A human rights group has claimed that two British soldiers are linked to an alleged prostitute's murder in Kenya.The 21-year-old was found dead in a hotel's ... Read more...

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Russian opposition activist seek asylum in Ukraine


August 14th, 2012 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Kiev, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An activist of the Other Russia unregistered opposition movement and his wife have applied for political asylum in Ukraine.According to Russian human rights group Agora, ... Read more...

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Badal hit by human rights lawsuit in US


August 9th, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Milwaukee (Wisconsin), Aug 9 (IANS) Visiting Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has been hit by a federal lawsuit by a Sikh human rights group alleging that he ... Read more...

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Bhutan refugees from Nepal seek India’s help


July 14th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Representatives of Bhutanese refugees from Nepal and human rights group Human Rights Defence International (HRDI) Saturday urged India to help 1.3 lakh people allegedly ... Read more...

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Pinki case: Human rights group demands statement from Mamata


July 11th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) Demanding an explanation from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the alleged harassment of athlete Pinki Pramanik in police custody, a human rights group ... Read more...

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Assam rights panel moves NHRC over police atrocities


June 21st, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 21 (IANS) A human rights group in Assam has sought intervention of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) over alleged police atrocities on anti-dam activists in the state.The ... Read more...

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Amnesty finds evidence of state-sponsored abuse in Syria


June 15th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS/AKI) Human rights group Amnesty International has said it has collected evidence of state-sponsored rights abuses in Syria. In its 70-page report titled "Deadly Reprisals", the Britain-based ... Read more...

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Abbottabad operation was unlawful, says Amnesty


May 24th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) The US special operation in Pakistan's Abbottabad town in May last year that killed Osama bin Laden in his hideout appears to have been "unlawful" in ... Read more...

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Under Didi, Bengal gets a controversy a day (West Bengal Newsletter)


April 15th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) An issue a day keeps boredom at bay - this could well be the guiding principle of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee these days. ... Read more...

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7,563 rapes in Jharkhand in 10 years: Report


April 13th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 13 (IANS) As many as 7,563 rape cases were reported in Jharkhand during the ten-year period since the formation of the state in November 2000, a local NGO ... Read more...

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More than 400 Afghan women jailed for ‘moral crimes’


March 29th, 2012 - 3:37 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of women are currently imprisoned in Afghanistan for so-called 'moral crimes', including running away from forced marriages and extra-marital sex charges after being raped, according to ... Read more...

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1,000 Pakistani women killed for honour in 2011


March 23rd, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Nearly 1,000 women and girls in Pakistan were victims of honour killings during 2011, a human rights group said.At least 943 women were killed last year ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s opposition fumes over missing people


March 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 9 (IANS) The main opposition Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) has demanded the formation of a special parliamentary committee to monitor progress on the issue of the hundreds ... Read more...

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Iranian lawyer sentenced to six years’ jail


February 21st, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 21 (IANS/AKI) The Iranian lawyer of a woman who was sentenced to death in 2006 for adultery has himself been sentenced to six years in prison by a ... Read more...

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Bangladeshis say they hacked 20,000 Indian websites


February 14th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 14 (IANS) A Bangladeshi hacker group Tuesday claimed to have attacked 20,000 Indian websites, including that of the Border Security Force (BSF), after the alleged killing of ... Read more...

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Rights group concerned over Maldives turmoil


February 13th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 13 (IANS) Expressing concern over the recent political developments in the Maldives, a human rights group has called for strict compliance of the accepted democratic norms and the ... Read more...

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Rights group demands probe into Assam starvation deaths


February 9th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 9 (IANS) A human rights group in Assam has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and union Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge for a probe into ... Read more...

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Amnesty favours trial of rights violators in Kashmir


February 8th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Security personnel involved in rape and murder cases in Jammu and Kashmir should stand trial instead of seeking immunity under the often criticised armed forces' ... Read more...

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Pakistani beheaded for heroin trafficking in Saudi Arabia


January 31st, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Jan 31 (IANS/AKI) A Pakistani man convicted of trafficking in heroin was beheaded Monday in eastern Saudi Arabia, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.Salman Khan Taj Mohamma ... Read more...

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Drug trafficker executed in Iran


December 13th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 13 (IANS/AKI) A drug trafficker, convicted for selling 44 kg of heroin, was executed Tuesday in the Iranian city of Rasht.The Herana human rights agency said that with ... Read more...

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Argentine gets life for torture, deaths of 11,000 people


November 6th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 6 (IANS) A former officer in the ­Argentine Navy's intelligence unit who was responsible for the torture and murder of 11,000 innocent people during military rule 1976 to ... Read more...

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Iranian actress not to receive lashes


October 29th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 29 (IANS/AKI) Iranian actress Marzieh Vafamehr, who was sentenced to 90 lashes after appearing in an Australian movie, has been released from a prison in her country, human ... Read more...

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Two hanged in Iran


October 25th, 2011 - 2:57 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 25 (IANS/AKI) Iran Monday hanged two people -- one for beating a policeman to death and the other for drug trafficking, according to national media.One man was executed ... Read more...

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Italy wants an end to capital punishment


October 11th, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 10 (IANS/AKI) Italy has called for a halt to capital punishment to bolster human rights and dignity."We are strongly convinced that the abolition of the death penalty represents ... Read more...

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Eight Bangladeshis beheaded in Saudi Arabia


October 9th, 2011 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 9 (IANS) Eight Bangladeshi migrants were beheaded in public in the Saudi Arabian capital after they were convicted of killing an Egyptian security guard four years ago, a ... Read more...

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US Sikh group seeks Kamal Nath’s prosecution in Belgium


October 7th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) A US based Sikh human rights group has sought criminal prosecution of Indian Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath during his upcoming visit to Belgium for his ... Read more...

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Nazi parade by Thai students triggers row


September 28th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Sep 28 (IANS) A Thai school had to apologise to a Jewish human rights group after its students caused a controversy by taking out a Nazi-themed parade featuring Adolf ... Read more...

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Hague court asked to prosecute Pope over sex abuse


September 14th, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, Sep 14 (IANS/AKI) Two groups have jointly asked the International Criminal Court at The Hague to investigate and prosecute Pope Benedict XVI and three top Vatican officials for ... Read more...

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Libyan rebels involved in war crimes: Amnesty


September 14th, 2011 - 4:08 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Sep 14 (IANS/AKI) Troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi and the rebels who successfully fought to oust the Libyan leader both share responsibility for war crimes committed during the uprising, ... Read more...

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100 prisoners killed during Egypt protest: Report


September 2nd, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 2 (IANS/AKI) At least 100 people held in Egypt's prisons were killed during the 18 days of protests that toppled former president Hosni Mubarak's government in February, an ... Read more...

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Top Syrian law official resigns on YouTube


September 1st, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 1 (IANS/AKI) A senior Syrian law official has resigned over online video-posting site YouTube in protest against the government's violent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.Announcing his resignation, the Attorney-General ... Read more...

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Gaddafi guards raped kids: Amnesty


August 27th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Prison guards loyal to Muammar Gaddafi raped child detainees, human rights group Amnesty International has said.Amnesty also accused some Libyan rebels of attacking children and imprisoning ... Read more...

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‘Media ignores Irom Sharmila but focusses on Hazare’


August 21st, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 21 (IANS) Civil rights campaigners in Manipur are upset with the mainstream Indian media for blowing up activist Anna Hazare's anti-graft fast that entered its sixth day Sunday ... Read more...

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Human rights groups seek reprieve for Bhullar


August 12th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) Several international human rights organizations have come out in support of the demand for the release of Devender Pal Singh Bhullar, who has been sentenced ... Read more...

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