Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘human rights’

Civil Liberties, Human Rights Organizations Press Forward With Lawsuit Despite Setbacks

Civil Liberties, Human Rights Organizations Press Forward With Lawsuit Despite Setbacks

It would be a slam dunk. If there were a Nobel Prize for Tenacity, I would nominate half a dozen organizations that, in the face of years of lost court cases and rapidly graying hair, continue to seek justice for some of the most egregious victims of the Bush/Obama “war on terror.” These legal bulldogs […]

What We Left Behind In Iraq

What We Left Behind In Iraq

Human Rights Watch is charging that, despite U.S. government assurances that it helped create a stable democracy, the reality is that it left behind a “budding police state” —  cracking down harshly during 2011 on freedom of expression and assembly by intimidating, beating, and detaining activists, demonstrators, and journalists. The organization’s Middle East and North […]

The Royal Stall

The Royal Stall

While unarmed civilians die on Bahrain’s streets, the king of the tiny oil-rich nation continues to tell his people he is eager for dialogue and refuses entry to a prominent human rights champion from the U.S. Denied a visa was Richard Sollom, deputy president of the US-Based Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), who was hoping […]

Report Sheds Light On Dire Prison Conditions For Youth Offenders Serving Life Sentences

Report Sheds Light On Dire Prison Conditions For Youth Offenders Serving Life Sentences

You probably know that the United States has more people in jail than any other country in the world. The staggering number is 2.3 million. China, which has four times as many people as the US, is a distant second with 1.6 million prisoners. What you may not know is that the US also tops […]

Egypt Security Raids US, German and Egyptian NGOs

Egypt Security Raids US, German and Egyptian NGOs

Seeming to borrow a page from the Hosni Mubarak playbook, Egyptian security forces yesterday raided the offices of two Egyptian, two American and one German non-governmental organization and held their staffs inside these offices while police and prosecutors search their papers and computers. The reason for the raids is still unclear, but it is known […]

Egypt: Minister Of What?

Egypt: Minister Of What?

Egypt has always been the land of endless surprises. Lately. the biggest surprise, of course, was the Tahrir Square revolution, which toppled 30 years of Hosni Mubarak rule in 18 days. Since then, the surprises have come fast and furious – almost too many to keep up with. Now two of the strangest just happened. […]

Jason Leopold On The White House’s Hypocrisy On Human Rights

The United States is outspoken about human rights violations happening across the globe, but what about the ones America itself is guilty of? Investigative journalist Jason Leopold talks to RT about the conditions at Gitmo that America isn’t acknowledging. Tweet

Doctors On Trial In Bahrain

Doctors On Trial In Bahrain

Ayat Al-Qormezi, a 20-year-old Bahrain poet, who recited poems critical of Bahrain’s rulers, was sentenced yesterday (Sunday) to a year in prison by a special security court set up during Bahrain’s crackdown on Shiite protesters calling for greater rights. The tribunal’s decision sent a message that the Sunni monarchy is not easing off on punishments […]

Who Cares About The Iranian People?

Who Cares About The Iranian People?

The world countries are competing with each other in imposing new financial sanctions against Iran. While the Iranian people still hasn’t forgotten the bitter memory of 8-year war with the Baathist Iraq which was masterminded and fostered by the United States and its European allies, new rounds of crippling sanctions directed against the most strategic […]

Bahraini Protests On Life Support

Bahraini Protests On Life Support

As Saudi-backed Bahraini authorities prepared to carry out death sentences against four anti-government protesters for the murder of two security officers, forces loyal to King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa continued their campaign of arresting physicians and nurses to make it impossible for them see and treat wounds allegedly inflicted by government gunmen. Twenty-three doctors […]

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