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Courage of Zimbabwe human rights lawyer captured in film - The Guardian

Courage of Zimbabwe human rights lawyer captured in film - The Guardian | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
The Guardian Courage of Zimbabwe human rights lawyer captured in film The Guardian Now 54, she believes it was her childhood struggles that helped make her who she is today: a fearless human rights lawyer in Zimbabwe, dedicating her life to...
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Human rights still a concern in Burma, despite big-name investment | Asian Correspondent

Human rights still a concern in Burma, despite big-name investment | Asian Correspondent | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
As Burma is celebrated for growing investment and diplomatic opportunities, there are concerns among local activists and the international community that the country's ongoing human rights abuses will be forgotten.
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U.N. Rights Chief Warns Against Anti-African Discrimination Over Ebola

U.N. Rights Chief Warns Against Anti-African Discrimination Over Ebola | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the new chief, warned against ill-conceived quarantines. He also said his agency needed more money to combat multiple crises.
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In the Company of Cowards

In the Company of Cowards | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
On a beautiful, balmy evening in Cuba in 2007, David Hicks walked out of Guantanamo Bay, in that moment ceasing to be a detainee of the United States and regaining his rights as an Australian citizen.
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Victoria Burqa ban: New rules for those wearing face coverings in Parliament House

Victoria Burqa ban: New rules for those wearing face coverings in Parliament House | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
VISITORS to Parliament House wearing facial coverings will now have to sit in glass enclosed galleries - not the public gallery — as a part of new security arrangements.
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Witness: 21 Killed by Mexico Army Had Surrendered

Witness: 21 Killed by Mexico Army Had Surrendered | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
A woman says she saw Mexican soldiers shoot and kill her 15-year-old daughter after a confrontation with a suspected drug gang even though the teenager was lying wounded on the ground. Twenty others also were shot and killed in rural southern Mexico after they surrendered and were disarmed, the...
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Three-day Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown underway

Three-day Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown underway | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
SOME residents ran from their homes in Sierra Leone to avoid being trapped during a three-day lockdown to contain the Ebola outbreak, a health worker said Saturday, a minor setback on the second day of a massive effort to confine 6 million people to their homes.
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Sydney terror accused planned to ‘horrify’ with public killings, court told

Sydney terror accused planned to ‘horrify’ with public killings, court told | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Omarjan Azari, 22, charged with plotting terrorist act and conspiring with alleged Australian recruiter for Islamic State
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British women join ISIS police force responsible for punishing Muslims who break strict sharia law

British women join ISIS police force responsible for punishing Muslims who break strict sharia law | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Their duties include the strict enforcement of sharia law dress code as well as searching burka-clad women to ensure they are not enemy fighters in disguise
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Aussies' Plan to Dump Refugees in Cambodia Raises Rights Anger - Phuketwan

Aussies' Plan to Dump Refugees in Cambodia Raises Rights Anger - Phuketwan | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Aussies' Plan to Dump Refugees in Cambodia Raises Rights Anger Phuketwan Amid growing condemnation of the agreement expected to be signed soon, a coalition of 21 key human rights and pro-democracy non-government-organisations issued a statement...
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Lebanon's fragile democracy survives Islamic State spillover – for now

Lebanon's fragile democracy survives Islamic State spillover – for now | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
The Islamic State’s campaign across Northern Iraq and Syria has entered Lebanese territory for the first time. Long affected by the spillover of refugees fleeing its war torn neighbours, the brief battle…
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Children killed in Gaza playground shelling

Children killed in Gaza playground shelling | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Israel denies striking Gaza's main hospital and a playground, where seven children have been killed.
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'No safe place for civilians' in Gaza, says UN, as child death toll reaches 149

'No safe place for civilians' in Gaza, says UN, as child death toll reaches 149 | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Palestinian civilians in densely-populated Gaza have no place to hide from Israel's military offensive and children are paying the heaviest price, the United Nations said.
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Egypt upholds death sentences for 10 Islamists

Egypt upholds death sentences for 10 Islamists | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
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Egypt upholds death sentences for 10 Islamists
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... Egyptian vendor walks past old election posters supporting newly elected President Abdel-Fattah ;.
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Top Iranian human rights lawyer barred for three years

Top Iranian human rights lawyer barred for three years | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Tehran (AFP) - Award-winning Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh told AFP Sunday that she has been barred from practising for three years and will hold a protest against the decision this week.
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World’s deadliest region isn’t Iraq or Syria — it’s this jihadist stronghold

World’s deadliest region isn’t Iraq or Syria — it’s this jihadist stronghold | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
THIS is the world’s most dangerous place to be right now.
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Burqa ban: New rules for those wearing face coverings in Parliament House

Burqa ban: New rules for those wearing face coverings in Parliament House | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
VISITORS to Parliament House wearing facial coverings will now have to sit in glass enclosed galleries - not the public gallery — as a part of new security arrangements.
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Manus security firm, G4S, responsible for February violence, says Human Rights Law Centre

Manus security firm, G4S, responsible for February violence, says Human Rights Law Centre | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Human Rights Law Centre lodges complaint with OECD saying G4S had not been held to account for its role
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China refuses to explain whereabouts of envoy to Iceland

China refuses to explain whereabouts of envoy to Iceland | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Ambassador Ma Jisheng reportedly taken away by Chinese state security amid spy claims
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Story of 14-year-old Yazidi girl given as a gift to an Islamic State commander.

Story of 14-year-old Yazidi girl given as a gift to an Islamic State commander. | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
This is the story told to me by a 14-year-old Yazidi girl I'll call "Narin," currently staying in northern Iraqi Kurdistan. I am a Kurdish journalist with a journalism degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia who covers northern Iraq as a freelancer for several international news outlets. I heard about Narin's tale through a Yazidi friend who knew her. Aside from translating from Kurdish and excerpting her story in collaboration with Washington Post editors, the only things I changed are all the names, at Narin's request, to protect her and other victims from reprisal; many of her relatives are still in captivity.
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CIA 'tortured al-Qaeda suspects close to the point of death by drowning them in water-filled baths' - Telegraph

CIA 'tortured al-Qaeda suspects close to the point of death by drowning them in water-filled baths'  - Telegraph | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Exclusive: As the US Senate prepares to release a report documenting US torture programme after 9/11, Telegraph reveals new details about the scope of CIA excesses
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The Jihadi Gift Shop in Istanbul

The Jihadi Gift Shop in Istanbul | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
As ISIS wreaks havoc in Syria and Iraq, a store selling its merchandise in Istanbul shows the extent of the militant group’s appeal.
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Grief grips Gaza: If this was the west would the world be silent?

Grief grips Gaza: If this was the west would the world be silent? | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
The family procession from hospital to morgue is achingly frequent as Operation Protective Edge moves into its fourth week.
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In Pictures: Childbirth under Israeli attack

In Pictures: Childbirth under Israeli attack | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
The emergency department of Gaza's al-Shifa hospital takes in between 25-50 pregnant women per day.
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Gaza Under Siege: Naming the dead

Gaza Under Siege: Naming the dead | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
At least 84 Palestinians have been killed since Israel launched its "Operation Protective Edge". 23 are children.
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