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‘MI6 boss who rendered me claims to be a Christian’ – Gaddafi torture victim
Former MI6 chief Mark Allen is mistaken if he thinks that a recent article he wrote for a Christian magazine means his “account is settled with God,” according to a man the spy boss rendered to Libya’s torture chambers along with his pregnant wife. Read Full Article at
69 points by Russia Today | Broadsheet English-language films Torture Human rights Libya The Reprieve Abraham Catholic Herald
Interactive Map: Salaries for NJ’s Teachers, School Administrators On Rise

21 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Abuse Bullying New Jersey High school Defamation Human rights Obscenity Civil and political rights
Commission says religious liberty should not top civil rights
“Religious exemptions to the protections of civil rights based upon classifications such as race, color, national origin, sex, disability status, sexual orientation, and gender identity, when they are permissible, significantly infringe upon these civil rights.”
1385 points by The Washington Post | Christianity Human rights Freedom of religion Law International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Religion Civil liberties State religion
‘I never called Obama son of a whore… and Ban ki-Moon is a fool!’ – Philippines President
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has now denied allegations that he called US President Barack “a son of a whore.” However, after the row over the insult subsided somewhat, Duterte switched to the UN’s Secretary-General, calling him a “fool.” Read Full Article at
397 points by Russia Today | Human rights Philippines Ban Ki-moon United Nations ASEAN Filipino language Law Emilio Aguinaldo
Israeli boycott activist seeks asylum in Canada
Gilad Paz, who has conducted most of his activism online, has not yet faced consequences, but fears official reaction.
2827 points by Al Jazeera English | Israel Gaza Strip Jordan Palestinian people Palestinian National Authority West Bank Human rights Palestinian territories
Migrant Children in Greece Detained Illegally, Report Says
Hundreds of migrant children and teenagers in Greece have been put in arbitrary and prolonged detention in breach of international and Greek law, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.
197 points by The Wall Street Journal | Human rights Law European Union Roman Republic Criminal justice According to Jim Human Rights Watch Greece
Afghan forces end 11-hour siege after terrorists storm charity NGO in Kabul
Afghan security forces ended an 11-hour standoff in central Kabul after terrorists attacked a US-based humanitarian agency, CARE International, setting off a car bomb in front of the office and storming the building. Read Full Article at
488 points by Russia Today | United Nations Criminal Investigation Department Human rights Afghanistan Women's rights Tsar Bomba Pressure Police
Duterte says he told Obama he never insulted him, thinks U.N.'s Ban a fool
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told Barack Obama he never called him a "son of a bitch", he said on Friday, but he maintained a defiant stance on his war on drugs, saying U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon was a fool for bringing up human rights.
1299 points by Reuters | Human rights United Nations United States Ban Ki-moon Barack Obama Iraq War Secretary-General of the United Nations Law
Govt considering law on war criminals' properties, law minister says
The government is considering legal means to meet a rising popular demand to confiscate properties of 1971 war criminals.
196 points by | Crime Capital punishment Law Crime against humanity LAW Human rights Criminology Punishments
Woman gets husband barred from attending their child’s birth
It’s his kid — but he’s legally barred from attending the birth. In a first-of-its-kind case in the state, a pregnant Staten Island nurse has won the right to ban her estranged husband from the delivery room for the upcoming birth of their child. “It basically boils down to it’s not about him, it’s about...
2812 points by New York Post | Human rights Supreme Court of the United States Law Childbirth Woman Marriage United States Constitution Wife
Saudi FM to meet British MPs, make case for continued arms exports despite war crime claims
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir will meet with British MPs on Wednesday in a bid to convince them not to ban UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia over concerns the Gulf kingdom is committing war crimes in Yemen. Read Full Article at
105 points by Russia Today | Human rights Canada Saudi Arabia Middle East Amnesty International Arabian Peninsula United Kingdom Yemen
Rights group: Refugee children still in Greek police cells
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Refugee and migrant children in Greece are being held in police cells, often in "poor and degrading conditions" due to a lack of appropriate shelter space, Human Rights Watch said in a report published Friday. The U.S.-based rights group said it urged the Greek government to ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | European Union Europe Human rights Associated Press Greece Immigration France Mediterranean Sea
Police will soon start bagging people’s heads during arrests
Metropolitan Police officers will soon be able to use specially designed bags, known as spit hoods, to cover suspects’ heads during arrests and in police stations. Read Full Article at
6876 points by Russia Today | British Transport Police Constable Police Human rights Police Community Support Officer Metropolitan Police Service Handcuffs Police Service of Northern Ireland
Woman asks Obama: What happened to my husband?
In 1975, 14-year-old Barack Obama and 23-year-old Sombath Somphone were both living in Oahu, the future US president starting high school and the Lao exchange student on his way toward a bachelor's degree from the University of Hawaii.
219 points by CNN | Human rights Laos Vietnam War Lao people Southeast Asia Vientiane Saudi Arabia Vietnam
Free Broad Street subway rides offered to Eagles opening game

66 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Abuse Bullying Human rights Defamation Obscenity Civil and political rights Insult Grotesque body
UN calls out Western demagogues
The UN's human rights commissioner has launched a blistering attack on the West's populist politicians, labeling them "demagogues and political fantasists."
297 points by CNN | United Kingdom Independence Party Peacekeeping Human rights Racism Nigel Farage European Union South East England Hala Gorani
LGBT rights group appeals denial of transgender name change
ATLANTA (AP) - An LGBT rights group is asking an appeals court to step in after a Georgia judge declined a legal name change for a second transgender man. Lambda Legal says it filed an appeal Thursday of a June order by Columbia County Superior Court Judge J. David Roper ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Appeal Law Transgender Court Judge United States Appellate court Human rights
NSA leaks show US spooks use UK base to launch ‘kill-capture’ missions
Leaks by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have revealed how his former employer used the US spy base at Menwith Hill in Yorkshire to conduct ‘kill or capture’ missions in its global shadow war. Read Full Article at
1761 points by Russia Today | Central Intelligence Agency Director of National Intelligence National Security Agency United States Department of Defense Prime minister Intelligence Human rights Classified information
Abdullah al-Khateeb: Fighting to tell Yarmouk's story
Despite a recent assassination attempt, Palestinian activist continues to document life under siege in Syria.
1521 points by Al Jazeera English | Human rights Syria Human rights defender Human rights defenders tulip Civil rights and liberties Damascus Jordan Palestinian people
In Uruguay, Dhiab 'weak' from hunger strike
Abu Wael Dhiab is protesting his lack of freedom of movement having served 13 years in Gitmo without being charged.
9 points by Al Jazeera English | Uruguay Human rights South America José Mujica New Zealand Guantanamo Bay detention camp Welfare state Argentina
Is Wisconsin teen's decision to die a turning point?
More than a decade ago, Americans took sides in a faith-tinged battle over the right to die.       
253 points by USA Today | Suicide George W. Bush Human rights Spinal muscular atrophy Right to die Death
Airbnb Adopts Rules in Effort to Fight Discrimination by Its Hosts
The short-term rental company has been facing criticism that some hosts reject renters based on race, religion, gender, ethnicity, age or disability.
11 points by The New York Times | Discrimination Civil liberties Gender Human rights Eric Holder Racism Adultism Heteronormativity
PTSD and guns: what the Solon shooting tells us about the limits of the law
Attempts to identify mentally-ill people who might become violent and attempts to limit their access to firearms raise complex civil and constitutional rights issues, advocates say.
126 points by The Plain Dealer | Mental disorder Firearm Law Mental health Mental illness Human rights Abnormal psychology Violence
US calls for release of Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab
Rajab might be facing charges of trying to "undermine the kingdom" after the New York Times published a letter by him.
31 points by Al Jazeera English | Saudi Arabia Human rights Qatar Arabian Peninsula Bahrain Arab League Law Yemen
Airbnb makes changes to halt racist, discriminatory practices
The company is responding to complaints that crystallized in the #Airbnbwhileblack hashtag.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Discrimination Civil liberties Civil and political rights Human rights Racism Adultism Affirmative action Gender
Submit Q's for Wolverines chat with Mark Snyder
Mark will be here at 10 a.m. Thursday to answer your questions about the Michigan football and basketball teams.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Detroit Free Press Detroit All rights reserved Michigan The Detroit News Detroit Newspaper Partnership Gannett Company Human rights
Duterte tells regional leaders, U.S. not to lecture Philippines on rights
VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday defended his country's human rights record at a regional summit in Laos, urging East Asian leaders and the United States to help Manila eradicate the scourge of illicit drugs.
2130 points by Reuters | United States Barack Obama President of the United States Reuters Iraq War Democratic Party Human rights Thomson Reuters
Conservative activist, author Phyllis Schlafly dies at 92
Phyllis Schlafly, the outspoken conservative activist who helped defeat the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and founded the Eagle Forum political group, has died. She was 92.Schlafly’s family was with her when she died Monday afternoon of cancer at her home in St. Louis, her son John Schlafly sa...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Equal Rights Amendment Conservatism Eagle Forum Phyllis Schlafly Right-wing politics Human rights Ronald Reagan National Organization for Women
Yemen ‘war crime’ footage emerges day after Theresa May defends Britain’s Saudi arms deals
Just a day after Prime Minister Theresa May defended UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia, cell phone footage has emerged apparently showing a college in Yemen being bombed by Saudi jets. Read Full Article at
610 points by Russia Today | Yemen United Kingdom Geneva Conventions Laws of war Human rights Terrorism Saudi Arabia International humanitarian law
Passenger surge leads to SEPTA rail delays
SEPTA says service is back to schedule after advising regional rail riders that they could face delays of up to 30 minutes due to "heavy passenger load."
106 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Abuse Bullying Commuter rail Rail transport Automobile Defamation Obscenity Human rights
Philippine President regrets slamming Obama
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte backed off strong comments directed at Obama.         
6509 points by Arizona Republic | United States President of the United States Philippines Human rights United Nations Iraq War Barack Obama Democratic Party
U.S. pledges $90M to help clear unexploded bombs in Laos
Decades after U.S. planes conducted hundreds of thousands of bombing runs over Laos, President Obama acknowledged that secret war and pledged $90 million in additional aid Tuesday to help clear unexploded bombs still strewn across the country.
-1 points by The Denver Post | Laos United States Vietnam Southeast Asia Vietnam War Human rights Unexploded ordnance Explosive weapons
Marshall to Boomer: You’re 100% wrong, Kaepernick’s a ‘patriot’
Brandon Marshall came out in support of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Tuesday. Marshall, appearing on WFAN, said he supports Kaepernick’s decision not to stand for the national anthem out of protest. “This guy, he’s one of the biggest patriots out there,” Marshall said on the radio station. “Because he’s standing up for human rights.”...
428 points by New York Post | Boomer Esiason WFAN Human rights New York Jets The Star-Spangled Banner Craig Carton Rights United States
Eric Garner’s mom lambasts de Blasio over killer cop discipline
The mom of Eric Garner, who was choked to death by a police officer in 2014, blasted the de Blasio administration Tuesday.
2011 points by Daily News | Law Police Civil and political rights Human rights Manhattan Rights Lawyer Appeal
Cops involved in Eric Garner's death shouldn’t hide behind law
It’s been two years and New Yorkers still don’t know whether the officers involved in Eric Garner’s death will be disciplined.
111 points by Daily News | Law Police Criminal justice Rights Human rights Indictment Crime Civil liberties
Zimbabwe court overturns ban on Harare protests
Judge lifts police ban, days after president accused courts of recklessness for allowing rallies that turned violent.
874 points by Al Jazeera English | Zimbabwe Riot Activism Law Human rights Demonstration Protest Robert Mugabe
Rights group: Nepal failing to stop child marriage
In a new report, Human Rights Watch criticised the government for failing to follow through with promises of reform.
362 points by Al Jazeera English | Marriage Betrothal Child marriage Arranged marriage Childhood Dower Marriageable age Human rights
Duterte regrets cursing Obama

57707 points by CNN | Philippines Human rights United States Extrajudicial punishment Mindanao South China Sea Southeast Asia Drug addiction
Analysis: Why use chlorine bombs in Syria?
The Assad regime is frequently accused by medical groups and activists of using chlorine gas in barrel bombs in northern Syria. What would be the reason?
188 points by CNN | Chemical warfare Chlorine Syria Human rights Sarin Nerve agent Attack Chemical Weapons Convention
Pressing Asia Agenda, Obama Treads Lightly on Human Rights
Some advocates fear the topic has fallen off the American list of priorities in the region amid Beijing’s rise as a geopolitical power.
312 points by The New York Time | Human rights United States Vietnam People's Republic of China Vietnam War Philippines Aung San Suu Kyi President of the United States
Obama administration arms sales offers to Saudi top $115 billion: report
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has offered Saudi Arabia more than $115 billion in weapons, other military equipment and training, the most of any U.S. administration in the 71-year U.S.-Saudi alliance, a report seen by Reuters has found.
3870 points by Reuters | Saudi Arabia Human rights Iraq United States Amnesty International Gulf War Arabian Peninsula Riyadh
Yemen foreign minister urges more support for fight against militia foes
BERLIN (Reuters) - Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdel-Malek al-Mekhlafi on Wednesday urged the international community to step up its support of his government in its fight against the armed Houthi movement, and to help combat arms smuggling from Iran and elsewhere.
99 points by Reuters | United Nations Human rights Yemen United Arab Emirates Iraq Saudi Arabia Arabian Peninsula Lebanon
Court on Corsica backs mayor's burkini ban
A French administrative court has approved the ban on full-body swimming suits worn by Muslim women on beaches in the Corsica commune of Sisko, bypassing the recent State Council’s decision on the matter. Read Full Article at
696 points by Russia Today | Appeal Human rights France French Riviera Jury Ban The Clash The Order
Nicolas Maduro seeks UN help to ease medicine shortages
President Maduro asks for support to 'treat economic and social injuries' as country suffers severe medicine shortages.
-1 points by Al Jazeera English | United States Organization of American States United Nations Medicine Pharmacology Pharmaceutical drug Drug Human rights
U.S. judge grants Singaporean blogger's asylum request
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A U.S. immigration judge in Chicago on Friday granted asylum to a Singaporean blogger, saying he was persecuted for his political opinions in the Southeast Asian city-state.
-1 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters Immigration to the United States Right of asylum O'Hare International Airport Refugee Chicago Human rights
Number of reported human trafficking victims in Britain surges by 80%
Britain has experienced a dramatic increase in the number of alleged human trafficking victims reported by local councils. Read Full Article at
174 points by Russia Today | Slavery Human trafficking Human rights Abuse Prostitution
Russia insists on fully-fledged PACE participation – senator
If Russia’s powers in PACE are not restored in full, Moscow may resign its membership in the Council of Europe, according to deputy head of the upper house’s International Relations Committee. Read Full Article at
12 points by Russia Today | Russia Moscow Human rights Council of Europe RIA Novosti Europe Switzerland Russian Empire
Tunisia's proposed drug law spurs debate
Amid rising prison numbers, legislators are considering a contentious new law to abolish sentences for some offenders.
-1 points by Al Jazeera English | Prison Human rights Law Illegal drug trade Crime Drug Zine El Abidine Ben Ali Cannabis
His family's internment earned apologies from a human rights commission. Will the U.S. government respond?
It is a shocking episode from World War II that the U.S. government refuses to take responsibility for. But this week, Art Shibayama finally got to make his case for a just ending to the tragedy that haunts him more than seven decades later. Shibayama was 13 when he was wrenched from his home in...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | United States World War II Organization of American States Human rights Korean War Franklin D. Roosevelt Inter-American Commission on Human Rights European Union
Safety vs. Privacy: U.N. Pushes for Cockpit Cameras, a Move Pilots Have Long Resisted
The United Nations’ air-safety arm, ICAO, is pushing for video recorders to be installed in future airliner cockpits to assist investigations of serious incidents and crashes, in a move that puts safety gains above privacy drawbacks, according to agency documents and people familiar with the details.
113 points by The Wall Street Journal | United Nations Turkey International Atomic Energy Agency Human rights United Arab Emirates Vienna Yukiya Amano Universal Declaration of Human Rights