Human Rights

15.03.2013

Bahrain: Dozens Wounded in Clashes as Protesters Mark Anniversary

Bahrain: Dozens Wounded in Clashes as Protesters Mark Anniversary

Dozens of people were wounded in Bahrain on Thursday as protesters marked the second anniversary of a Saudi-led intervention that helped crush the pro-democracy uprising. Clashes erupted around the capital Manama with police firing stun grenades and tear gas at protesters who burned tires and threw Molotov cocktails. Bahrainis… »

15.03.2013

UN human rights office voices concern over changes to Hungarian constitution

UN human rights office voices concern over changes to Hungarian constitution

The United Nations today expressed concern over Hungary’s adoption of an amendment to the constitution that threatens the independence of its judiciary, and stressed this could have a profound effect on the human rights of its citizens. According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (… »

15.03.2013

Zimbabwe must stop clampdown and protect fundamental rights during referendum

Zimbabwe must stop clampdown and protect fundamental rights during referendum

As Zimbabwe heads to the polls this weekend to vote on a proposed new constitution, Amnesty International urges the authorities to allow eligible civil society organizations to observe the process without harassment and intimidation. Recent months have seen a clampdown on dissent as a number of civil society organisations have… »

12.03.2013

Hungary: Constitution Changes Warrant EU Action

Hungary: Constitution Changes Warrant EU Action

The European Union (EU) should take resolute action in response to the latest constitutional changes adopted in the Hungarian parliament, Human Rights Watch said today. The changes adopted on March 11, 2013, respond directly to a series of critical rulings in 2012 by Hungary’s Constitutional Court, which struck… »

07.03.2013

Uzbekistan: Kerry Should Raise Rights Abuses at Talks

Uzbekistan: Kerry Should Raise Rights Abuses at Talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry should publicly express concern about Uzbekistan’s deteriorating human rights situation during his meeting with the Uzbek foreign minister on March 12, 2013, and press for concrete improvements, Human Rights Watch said today. Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Komilov and other high-level Uzbek officials will… »

05.03.2013

UK: Cardinal’s homosexual confession “undermines the campaign against same-sex marriage”

UK: Cardinal’s homosexual confession “undermines the campaign against same-sex marriage”

With the recent “coming-out” of the UK’s most senior Catholic, Cardinal O’Brien, Peter Tatchell urges him to apologise and repent.  Cardinal O’Brien should apologise to gay community Keith O’Brien urged: Repent your homophobia Estimated 40% of Catholic priests are gay, including top clerics “Cardinal O’Brien’s confession falls… »

01.03.2013

Spain: 6 million empty properties, 400,000 families on the streets

Spain: 6 million empty properties, 400,000 families on the streets

The spokesperson for the Mortgage Holders Platform, Chema Ruiz, criticised the Spanish economic model that, in his opinion, defends the banks and leaves people with an enormous debt, and losing their homes when it becomes impossible to repay. This situation has resulted in six million empty residences in Spain while… »

01.03.2013

Russia: Free Pussy Riot Members. One Year Behind Bars

Russia: Free Pussy Riot Members. One Year Behind Bars

Russian authorities should immediately and unconditionally free the two members of the feminist punk group Pussy Riot who remain behind bars, Human Rights Watch said today. The two women, Nadia Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, have been in detention since their arrest nearly one year ago, on March 2, 2012. »

27.02.2013

Bradley to take stand tomorrow to justify WikiLeaks releases

Bradley to take stand tomorrow to justify WikiLeaks releases

Ft. Meade, MD–This Thursday, Feb. 28, from 9:30am in the courtroom at Ft. Meade, MD, Army Private First Class Bradley Manning is expected to publicly explain his reasons for releasing classified information through WikiLeaks. This will be only the second time that Manning has testified in open court since his… »

22.02.2013

“5 Broken Cameras” Director Emat Burnat, Michael Moore Discuss LAX Incident

“5 Broken Cameras” Director Emat Burnat, Michael Moore Discuss LAX Incident

An Oscar-nominated Palestinian filmmaker has spoken out one day after being detained and questioned at Los Angeles International Airport along with his family. Emad Burnat arrived in Los Angeles to attend this Sunday’s Academy Awards, where he is nominated in the Best Documentary category for “5 Broken Cameras.” The film… »

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