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Israel raids Palestinian TV stations in Ramallah


March 1st, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by BNO News
RAMALLAH, West Bank (BNO NEWS) -- Israeli soldiers raided two Palestinian television stations in the West Bank city of Ramallah on early Wednesday morning, Palestinian media reported. A large Israeli military force along ... Read more...

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Mexican women’s rights activist shot at


December 4th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), Dec 4 (IANS/EFE) A group of gunmen shot at a women's rights activist in this northern Mexican border city, civil society groups said.Norma Andrade, one of the ... 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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Tibetans in exile protest against China in Dharamsala


April 24th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala, Apr 24(ANI): Activists of the Tibetan Women's Association (TWA) on Sunday organized a protest rally in Dharamsala against Chinese atrocities in Tibet's Ngawa city.Hundreds of protestors including TWA activists, Gu Chu ... Read more...

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Two Syrian lawmakers resign over killing of 12 protesters


April 24th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Damascus, Apr 24 (ANI): At least 12 mourners have been killed in Syria during an ongoing clash between country's pro-democracy protesters and authoritarian government, which also prompted two politicians to resign ... Read more...

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Baloch Human Rights Council expresses extreme concern over Pak atrocities


February 28th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 28(ANI): The Baloch Human Rights Council (UK) has strongly condemned and expressed extreme concern on the continuing human rights violations being perpetrated by Pakistan's security agencies in Balochistan.According to ... Read more...

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‘Bold steps’ by Pak govt. might help in Aafia Siddiqui’s release, says sister


January 31st, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 31(ANI): The sister of Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui, who was sentenced to 86 years in prison by a US federal court, has said that strong efforts by the Pakistan ... Read more...

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Nearly 300 immigrants on hunger strike occupy Athens University


January 26th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by BNO News
ATHENS (BNO NEWS) -- About 300 immigrants demanding to be legalized began a hunger strike at the Law School of Athens University on Tuesday amidst criticisms from academics and politicians, the Kathimerini ... Read more...

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Pakistani man kills sister over ‘illicit relations’


January 25th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by BNO News
MULTAN, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A Pakistani man on Monday killed his sister and cousin after she was accused of having illicit relations with a man, local media reported on Tuesday.The murders ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda repeats call to take revenge over Pak neuroscientist’s US sentencing


December 16th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Dec 16(ANI): Al-Qaeda has repeated calls to avenge Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui, who was sentenced to 86 years in prison by a US federal court for trying to kill American agents ... Read more...

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Separatists protest over human rights violation in J-K


December 10th, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by ANI
By Fayaz AhmadSrinagar, Dec.10 (ANI): The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front R (JKLF-R), the separatist political party of Jammu and Kashmir, carried out a hunger strike on the eve of 'International Human Rights ... Read more...

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Pak Army says ‘extra-judicial killing’ video fabricated


October 2nd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 2(ANI): Pakistani military officials have dismissed an 'extra-judicial killing' video making rounds on You tube as fabricated.The video had a squad of uniformed soldiers shooting dead young men, who were ... Read more...

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China to issue ninth white paper on human rights on Sunday


September 25th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.25 (ANI): China will issue a white paper on its human rights Sunday, a statement from The Information Office of the State Council said Saturday.According to a Xinhua news report, ... Read more...

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Lawyer in Iranian stoning case ’safe’ in Norway


August 9th, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Oslo, Aug 8 (DPA) Iranian lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei, who has defended a woman sentenced to death by stoning in Iran, Sunday said he was "safe" in Norway after fleeing from persecution in ... Read more...

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Western propaganda won’t prevent adulterous woman’s stoning: Iran justice official


July 12th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto (Canada), July 12 (ANI): An Iranian justice official has said that Western 'propaganda' will not prevent the law enforcement authorities of his country from going ahead with the execution by stoning ... Read more...

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Iran Says That It Will Not Stone A Widow For Infidelity


July 9th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 9, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Iranian government has enunciated that it will not stone to death a 43-year-old widow, Sakineh Ashtiani, for the perpetration of infidelity. However, what ... Read more...

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Iranian Mother Faces the Possibility Of Being Stoned To Death


July 6th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 6, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A 43-year-old Iranian mother, Sakineh Mohamamadi, is likely to face the sentence of being stoned to death after being convicted of perpetrating infidelity with ... Read more...

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Maoists are anti-poor, anti-development: Chidambaram


April 19th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday described the Maoists as anti-poor and anti-development.Addressing the Rajya Sabha, Chidambaram criticized some human right activists for extending their tacit ... Read more...

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Man who stood up to Nepal’s security forces dies without justice


April 19th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 19 (IANS) A man who singlehandedly battled the state and security forces relentlessly for seven years to free his son passed away without getting justice. Jai Kishore Labh, a lawyer in ... Read more...

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Imran Khan urges Pak Govt. to take concrete action for Aafia’s release


February 7th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb.7 (ANI) : Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has urged the government to seriously pursue the case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, who was recently indicted by a US court on terrorism charges, and ... Read more...

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West Bengal authorities put media’s credibility at stake


September 30th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby Ramakant, CNSA growing outrage is palpable from the civil society against the abuse of media's credibility to arrest Chhatradhar Mahto, the leader of Lalgarh movement in West Bengal, India.The West ... Read more...

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Anthropologists claim discovery of slain Che Guevara soldiers in Bolivia


August 22nd, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 22 (ANI): A team of anthropologists has claimed that five bodies found in Bolivia may be guerrilla soldiers killed four decades ago for their involvement with revolutionary leader Che ... Read more...

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Israeli rights groups reject Army probe responses


April 23rd, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Tel Aviv, Apr. 23 (ANI): Israeli human rights organizations have unanimously criticized the country's army's response to their allegations of serious international law violations during and after Operation Cast Lead in Gaza ... Read more...

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No “encounters” in Lahore after Shahbaz’s ouster


March 28th, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar. 28 (ANI): After the disqualification of former Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on February 25, no encounter has taken place in Lahore, while 16 alleged criminals had been killed in ... Read more...

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Japan carries out four death sentences


January 29th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Jan 29 (DPA) Japan Thursday executed four convicted murderers, the Justice Ministry said, a decision expected to draw renewed protests from groups opposed to the death penalty.Japan is one of the ... Read more...

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Israeli groups call for IDF ”war crimes” probe


January 15th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Jan.15 (ANI): A forum of Israeli human rights organizations has called on the country''s political and military leadership to launch a domestic probe into "suspected war crimes" committed during Operation ... Read more...

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Chinese scientist executed on espionage conviction


November 28th, 2008 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 28 (DPA) Wo Weihan, a Chinese scientist and businessman, has been executed following his conviction on charges of spying for Taiwan, a US-based human rights organization reported Friday.Wo, 60, ... Read more...

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Gujarat activists demand president’s rule in Orissa


August 28th, 2008 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Aug 28 (IANS) Condemning the killing of VHP leader Swami Lakshmananda Saraswati and communal clashes it triggered in Orissa, activists and human rights organisations in Gujarat have demanded president's rule in ... Read more...

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India rebuffs OIC comments on Kashmir


August 15th, 2008 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India Thursday rebuffed the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) for its comments on the violence in Jammu and Kashmir and asked it not to meddle in the ... Read more...

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Sarabjit likely to be granted mercy


May 22nd, 2008 - 1:05 am ICT by admin
By Manish Chand and Muhammad Najeeb Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner on death row in Pakistan, could be granted mercy and handed over to New Delhi before Foreign Minister ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to decide on Salwa Judum fate: Patil


May 11th, 2008 - 11:28 pm ICT by admin
(Lead)Raipur, May 11 (IANS) It was up to the Chhattisgarh government to decide on the fate of the Salwa Judum, Home Minister Shivraj Patil said Sunday after visiting the Maoist heartland ... Read more...

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Tibetans demand release of 11th Panchen Lama


April 24th, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr.24 (ANI): On the occasion of the 19th birth anniversary of the Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, which falls on Friday (April 25), Tibetans from all walks of life have ... Read more...

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Nine drug suspects killed by police in Brazil


April 16th, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by admin
DPA Rio de Janeiro, April 16 (DPA) At least nine people were killed when a gunbattle erupted during a police drug raid on a Rio de Janeiro slum. The clashes, in which at ... Read more...

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Japan hangs four inmates


April 10th, 2008 - 6:43 pm ICT by admin
DPA Tokyo, April 10 (DPA) Four inmates were executed Thursday in Japan, Justice Minister Kunio Hatoyama said, bringing the number of death penalties carried out there since December to 10. The convicted murderers, ... Read more...

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Over 100 Tibetan protesters arrested in Nepal


March 30th, 2008 - 10:34 pm ICT by admin
DPA Kathmandu, March 30 (DPA) Nepalese police Sunday broke up yet another anti-China demonstration by Tibetan exiles in the capital Kathmandu detaining over 100 protestors. The demonstration was the latest in a series ... Read more...

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