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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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UN finds human rights violations by Syria opposition


April 19th, 2012 - 6:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A UN commission has found serious human rights violations committed by Syria's opposition movement, a Russian minister has said."The chair of the Independent International Commission ... Read more...

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2nd theatre fest for the disabled kicks off in Sharjah


November 13th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Nov 12 (IANS/WAM) The 2nd Theatre Festival for the Disabled commenced here Saturday.The event, which will last till Nov 15, has been organised by the UAE's Social Affairs Ministry ... Read more...

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Meghalaya’s social activists condemn Hazare’s arrest


August 17th, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) Social activists in Meghalaya Tuesday slammed the central government for arresting Anna Hazare, even as a women's rights group lodged a complaint with the National Human ... Read more...

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Not a single war crime punished in Nepal, rues UN


April 19th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 19 (IANS) Five years after Nepal's decade-old armed insurrection ended, not a single war crime has been brought to justice, a top UN official rued Tuesday.Kyung-wha Kang, UN ... Read more...

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UN Secretary General calls for “utmost restraint” in Yemen


March 13th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.13 (ANI): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for "utmost restraint" and "a genuine and broad-based dialogue" in Yemen to avoid further deterioration of situation in the Middle East.According to a ... Read more...

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International human rights groups demand detailed Lanka war crimes probe


December 10th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Amsterdam, Dec 10 (ANI): International human rights groups have reportedly joined Tamil diaspora groups and the United Nations (UN) to demand for a detailed investigation into possible Sri Lankan war crimes.According ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan police send ‘mass grave’ ashes for forensic testing


November 26th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Nov 26 (ANI): Sri Lankan police have reportedly sent 24 bags full of ashes for forensic testing from a suspected mass grave of government troops in the north-eastern parts bordering Kilinochchi ... Read more...

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Amnesty urges Saudi authorities not to medically paralyze man in “retribution”


August 21st, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 21 (ANI): Human rights group, Amnesty International, urged Saudi Arabian authorities on Friday not to medically paralyse a man in "retribution" for similar injuries he allegedly caused during a fight ... Read more...

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Taliban stone couple to death in Kunduz for adultery, Amnesty International condemns the act


August 17th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kunduz, Aug 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a gruesome incident the Taliban has stoned a young couple to death in the Kunduz province of Afghanistan. They were stoned because they had committed adultery. ... Read more...

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Dissident risks jail to publish book critical of Chinese premier


August 16th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Aug 16 (DPA) A book criticising the Chinese premier went on sale in Hong Kong Monday, despite alleged threats by Beijing against its author. Writer Yu Jie says he was ... Read more...

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South Africa’s ex-police chief sentenced for corruption


August 3rd, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 3 (IANS) South Africa's former police chief and ex-president of Interpol was sentenced to 15 years in prison for taking bribes, local judicial sources said Tuesday. In the sentence, the judge ... Read more...

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Japan executes two murderers


July 28th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 28 (DPA) Two murderers were hanged in Japan Wednesday, Justice Minister Keiko Chiba said. Media reports said the minister was present when the executions were carried out, the first since the ... Read more...

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Candlelight processions mark Panchen Lama’s birthday


April 25th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, April 25 (IANS) Tibetan exiles here Sunday celebrated the 21st birthday of the Panchen Lama, a spokesman for the Tibetan government-in-exile said. "Special prayer sessions were organised in the morning in which ... Read more...

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Sino-US human rights dialogue to take place in May


April 23rd, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): The US-China Human Rights Dialogue will take place on May 13-14 in Washington.Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Michael Posner will lead the US ... Read more...

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Chidambaram says people in Telengana felt neglected


December 10th, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI) : Union Home Minster P Chidambaram said here on Thursday that Telangana issue exposed how people felt neglected by the state government, despite having same language.Speaking ... Read more...

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Minaret vote weakens Switzerland’s human rights stance: UN


December 1st, 2009 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Dec 1 (DPA) The Swiss referendum approving a ban on construction of minarets puts the country on "a collision course with its international human rights obligations," a UN official warned Tuesday. Sunday's ... Read more...

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EU could cut Sri Lanka trade over rights abuses


October 20th, 2009 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 20 (DPA) The European Union (EU) could freeze key trade privileges to Sri Lanka worth tens of millions of euros a year because of human rights abuses, EU officials said ... Read more...

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7000 prisoners awarded capital punishment in Pak : Amnesty international


May 29th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 29 (ANI): About 7000 prisoners have been awarded the death sentence in Pakistan, among which 36 were awarded the capital punishment last year alone, the international human rights organization, ... Read more...

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Pakistani government fiddling as NWFP burns: Amnesty International


April 24th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Apr.24 (ANI): Concerned at the plight of thousands of people who are at the mercy of the 'abusive and repressive' Taliban in the NWFP's Buner district following the insurgent's invasion ... Read more...

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Iran’s chief justice calls for global Islamic court


April 22nd, 2009 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 21 (IANS) Iran's Chief Justice Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi Tuesday called for setting up an International Islamic Criminal Court to deal with crimes against Muslims, a media report said. Speaking at the ... Read more...

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China announces first human rights action plan


April 13th, 2009 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 13 (Xinhua) China published Monday its first-ever action plan on human rights, pledging to further protect and improve the country's human rights conditions. The National Human Rights Action Plan of China ... Read more...

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Actions taken by Lankan Government, LTTE amount to war crimes: UN


March 14th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): The UN in its strongest message on the conflict so far has said that nearly 10,000 civilians have been killed or injured in two months and actions ... Read more...

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UN chief welcomes closure of Guantanamo


January 24th, 2009 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 24 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has welcomed US President Barack Obama's decision to close the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba."The United Nations has previously called for ... Read more...

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Tibetans hold signature campaign on Human Rights Day in Dharamsala


December 10th, 2008 - 8:07 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (ANI): Tibetans living-in-exile in Dharamsala today held a signature campaign to mark the International Human Rights Day.The NGOs including the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress (RTYC) and Regional Tibetan ... Read more...

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EU upset over honour killings of three girls in Pakistan


September 16th, 2008 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 15 (IANS) The European Union Monday expressed outrage over the murders of three young girls in Pakistan's Balochistan province by relatives for wishing to marry men of their own choice. ... Read more...

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Amnesty says sexual abuse of female inmates rampant in US prisons


August 11th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Aug 11 (ANI): In its fresh report, the international human rights body the Amnesty International has said that female inmates in US jails are prone to sexual abuse by ... Read more...

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Amnesty International asks Pak govt to reveal details about the missing persons


July 23rd, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London , July 23 (ANI): In a new report, the international human rights body, the Amnesty International has demanded of the Pakistan government to immediately reveal details of the whereabouts of ... Read more...

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HR body urges Pak govt to abolish death penalty


June 17th, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , June 17 (ANI): New York-based international human rights body - the Human Rights Watch, has urged the Pakistan Government to abolish death penalty in the country as, according to ... Read more...

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EU welcomes Pakistani steps on human rights


April 19th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by admin
Brussels, April 19 (IANS) The European Union has welcomed steps taken by Pakistan to improve its human rights record, including its ratification of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights ... Read more...

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Human rights watchdogs ask Nepal PM Koirala to restore rights of Tibetans


April 2nd, 2008 - 6:15 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Apr 2 (ANI): Amnesty International (AI) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) have jointly called on the Prime Minister of Nepal Girija Prasad Koirala to immediately restore the rights of agitating ... Read more...

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Saudi justice comes under criticism from rights group


March 26th, 2008 - 12:18 am ICT by admin
DPA London, March 25 (DPA) The Human Rights Watch, the international rights watchdog, harshly criticized Saudi Arabia's justice system in a report published Tuesday in London. In particular, the manner of dealing with ... Read more...

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Over 100 Tibetans arrested in Kathmandu during protest


March 24th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Mar.24 (ANI): Over 100 Tibetan exiles have been arrested here after they staged a demonstration in front of the United Nations office in Pulchowk, Lalitpur, on Monday, protesting the Chinese ... Read more...

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Burmese students protest against illegal detention of their 34 countrymen


February 4th, 2008 - 9:44 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, Feb 4 (ANI): Members of the All Burma Students League (ABSL) on Monday staged a demonstration alleging that 34 nationals of Burma were 'illegally detained in India since 1998.The ABSL staged ... Read more...

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Separatists protest against human rights violations in Kashmir


November 14th, 2007 - 8:15 am ICT by admin
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