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Any execution is appalling, but executions for crimes such as drug smuggling or sorcery that result in no loss of life are particularly egregious.
"Abuses by Vietnam's police have grown rampant in recent years because the government has failed to rein in officials who violate rights.
In 1942, Isaac Asimov published a short story called Runaround that both coined the term "robotics "and introduced the idea of robots killing humans.
James went to Syria because of his commitment to exposing the horrors civilians faced since the uprising against the government there.
US Attorney General Eric Holder should press state and local officials during his visit to Ferguson, Missouri, on August 20, 2014, to reform police practices to improve respect for basic rights, Human Rights Watch said today.
If Israel is confident in its claim that Hamas is responsible for civilian deaths in Gaza, it shouldn't be blocking human rights organizations from carrying out on-site investigations.
Thailand's military junta first put a chokehold on TV, radio, newspapers and the internet, and now they're going after the theater arts.
So it seems that according to Roth, international humanitarian law allows Hamas to build and use tunnels in order to attack or capture combatants, i.e. IDF soldiers.
Oh, how the tables have turned. The Egyptian government, which according to human rights groups last year committed one of the largest massacres in recent history, on Tuesday urged the United States to exercise restraint in dealing with protesters in Ferguson, MO.
The election of a new, avowedly moderate president a year ago raised hopes that many of Iran's political prisoners would soon walk free, but many remain behind bars.
PanARMENIAN.Net - The Azerbaijan government's offensive against human rights defenders and nongovernmental organizations should lead to its suspension from an international transparency initiative, Human Rights Watch said.
Israeli restrictions have left two of the world's most prominent human rights organisations struggling to collect evidence of potential war crimes in Gaza, representatives of the groups told Reuters.
The Egyptian government, along with several Egyptian organizations and politicians, have denounced a critical report issued by Human Rights Watch which labels the 2013 dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda Square sit-ins as "crimes against humanity."
Kenyan counterterrorism forces appear to be killing and disappearing people right under the noses of top government officials, major embassies, and the United Nations.
Updated: Thu Aug 21, 2014 02:25 am
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