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US rights group hits out at detention conditions for Chen

US rights group hits out at detention conditions for Chen | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
The Washington-based Human Rights Action Center (HRAC) is appealing to President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) to grant former president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) an “independent and unbiased medical evaluation without delay.”...
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Bahraini wins human rights seat amid protests, teen's death

Bahraini wins human rights seat amid protests, teen's death | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
A Bahraini won a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council Advisory Committee the same day a young protester in the country was killed.
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Julian Assange addresses UN on human rights

Julian Assange addressed permanent representatives to the UN General Assembly at a high-level talk on the legal and ethical legitimacy of diplomatic asylum -...
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More countries restrict Internet to stifle critics-report

* Pakistan, Ethiopia, Bahrain slide backwards* Estonia tops United States for No.
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Iran announces plans to create isolated local internet system, fate of global access unknown

Iran announces plans to create isolated local internet system, fate of global access unknown | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Iranians have been having trouble accessing YouTube, Gmail and other Google services for some time now, but their digital world may be growing...
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Iran: Ensure Equal Access to Higher Education

(Beirut) – The Iranian government should immediately reverse policies that place unnecessary restrictions on academic freedom for university students, in particular women.
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Car bomb kills 6 in Thailand's south after warning

PATTANI, Thailand (AP) — Suspected Muslim insurgents detonated a car bomb in southern Thailand that killed six people Friday after businesses received warnings against opening on the Muslim holy day.
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Human rights monument sculptor Melvin Charney dies

Human rights monument sculptor Melvin Charney dies | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Melvin Charney, the Montreal artist and architect whose sculpture Canadian Tribute to Human Rights was the first monument to human rights anywhere in the world, died Monday. He was 77.
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Physicians for Human Rights

Physicians for Human Rights | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Physicians for Human Rights: Using science and medicine to stop human rights violations.
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Australian Inquiry swamped with racist submissions

Australian Inquiry swamped with racist submissions | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
A FEDERAL Government inquiry into multiculturalism has been swamped with anonymous Islamophobic and racist submissions.
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Human Rights Discussed in Geneva: China’s Internet Blockade Strengthens | Thinking About China | Opinion | Epoch Times

Human Rights Discussed in Geneva: China’s Internet Blockade Strengthens | Thinking About China | Opinion | Epoch Times | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
The Chinese regime’s great Internet firewall has recently become more difficult to scale. An international human rights meeting in Geneva was the reason why.
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At General Debate, Moldova’s President highlights need to resolve Transnistrian issue

At General Debate, Moldova’s President highlights need to resolve Transnistrian issue | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
At the United Nations General Assembly today, the President of Moldova, Nicolae Timofti, highlighted the need to resolve issues stemming from the armed conflict which broke out in its Transnistrian region 20 years ago.
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In Singapore, The Voices Of Dissent Grow Louder

In Singapore, The Voices Of Dissent Grow Louder | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Singapore's government can still detain citizens indefinitely, without charges or trial, thanks to colonial-era security laws.
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Court paves way for UK-based cleric's extradition to U.S.

Court paves way for UK-based cleric's extradition to U.S. | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
PARIS (Reuters) - The European Court of Human Rights gave final approval on Monday for the extradition of one of Britain's most radical Islamist clerics and four others to the United States, where they...
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Vietnam puts 3 prominent bloggers on trial for spreading anti-government propaganda

HANOI, Vietnam — A lawyer says three prominent bloggers are being tried for spreading anti-government propaganda.
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Thailand: Act to Bring Justice for 2010 Violence

Thailand: Act to Bring Justice for 2010 Violence | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
(New York) – The Thai government should act on the findings of an independent inquiry and prosecute all those responsible for rights abuses during the 2010 political violence, Human Rights Watch said today.
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Palestinians head back to UN seeking non-member state status | Mondoweiss

Palestinians head back to UN seeking non-member state status | Mondoweiss | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is heading back to the United Nations on September 27th to seek non member state status for Palestine through the General Assembly, although he is not pressing for a vote until after the U.S.
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UN human rights chief calls on Algeria to review laws on civil society, freedom of assembly

UN human rights chief calls on Algeria to review laws on civil society, freedom of assembly | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
The United Nations human rights chief today urged the Government of Algeria to reconsider restrictions and impediments being placed in the way of civil society organizations in the North African nation.
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Ads criticizing Jihad bound for New York City subway stations

Ads criticizing Jihad bound for New York City subway stations | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - As Muslim countries reverberate with fierce protests over a film mocking the Prophet Mohammad, an ad equating Islamic jihad with savagery is due to appear next week in 10 New York...
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Residents in Syria's capital 'stuck in the middle' as civil war closes in

Residents in Syria's capital 'stuck in the middle' as civil war closes in | Human Rights Issues: The Latest News | Scoop.it
After 18 months of violent unrest, clouds of black smoke suggest conflict is closing in on Syria's capital.
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