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Paradise lost: Human rights abuses in top holiday hotspots highlighted - Daily Mail

Paradise lost: Human rights abuses in top holiday hotspots highlighted - Daily Mail | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Paradise lost: Human rights abuses in top holiday hotspots highlighted Daily Mail France, Spain and Belgium might not be the obvious places to look for human rights infringements but according to Amnesty International, many popular holiday spots...
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The place where there are 48 rapes an hour

The place where there are 48 rapes an hour | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
IN 2014, there is still a place in the world where rape against women is so common that the perpetrators are not pursued by the authorities.
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At London Premiere, Demonstrators Say the Real ‘Hunger Games’ Is in Thailand

At London Premiere, Demonstrators Say the Real ‘Hunger Games’ Is in Thailand | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
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Egypt Court Sentences Editor of Oscar-Nominated 'The Square' to Three Years in Prison

Egypt Court Sentences Editor of Oscar-Nominated 'The Square' to Three Years in Prison | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Sanaa Seif, a young Egyptian political activist who served as an editor and shooter on the Oscar-nominated documentary The Square, has been sentenced to th...
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Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil

Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
One of Saudi Arabia’s preeminent activists, who led the right-to-drive movement, describes her decision to take off the niqab.
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Islamic State slaughters 50 Sunni tribesmen, women and children in Iraq

Islamic State slaughters 50 Sunni tribesmen, women and children in Iraq | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Islamic State militants shot dead 50 Sunni tribespeople in their third massacre in four days.
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What counts as evidence of Syria’s war crimes?

What counts as evidence of Syria’s war crimes? | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
A small number of private NGOs have been investigating and documenting evidence of crimes committed in Syria. But what are the risks of such investigations?
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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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Race to identify jihadis in Islamic State execution video

Race to identify jihadis in Islamic State execution video | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
AUTHORITIES are investigating the suspected involvement of Western jihadists, including an Australian man, in the brutal video by the Islamic State group showing the beheading of US aid worker Peter Kassig.
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Suicide bombing at Nigerian school kills dozens

Suicide bombing at Nigerian school kills dozens | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
A suicide bomb attack has killed 47 students and injured 79 others as they gathered for morning assembly at their school in northeast Nigeria.
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Equality Mag's curator insight, November 10, 6:12 PM

Unbelievable. The evil in this world that prevents people from living their lives happily... So sad.

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CIA tweets everything that’s wrong with the movie Argo

CIA tweets everything that’s wrong with the movie Argo | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
JUST how accurate was Ben Affleck’s 2012 movie Argo? Not very accurate at all, according to the CIA.
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'This is a warning': Members of Sydney’s Shia community fear IS beheading

'This is a warning': Members of Sydney’s Shia community fear IS beheading | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Members of Sydney's Shia Muslim community say they fear someone will be beheaded by Islamic State supporters in Australia.
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Barrel bombs kill 232 civilians in Syria while the world is busy with Islamic State

Barrel bombs kill 232 civilians in Syria while the world is busy with Islamic State | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
WITH global attention focused on the fight against jihadists, Syria’s regime has in recent weeks stepped up its use of deadly barrel bomb strikes, killing civilians and wreaking devastation.
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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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