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Jordan's Prince Zeid al-Hussein. Photo courtesy of Jordanian prince becomes UN's next rights chief The UN General Assembly Monday approved the nomination of Jordan's Prince Zeid al-Hussein as the next human rights chief, making him the first Muslim and Arab to hold the post.
17 июня 2014
US condemns Sudan over Christian woman's death penalty US Secretary of State John Kerry criticized Sudan on Thursday for sentencing a Christian woman to hang for apostasy, urging Khartoum to repeal its laws banning Muslims from converting.
13 июня 2014
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. ©Reuters/KCNA Images show farm work at N. Korea prison camp North Korea has increased economic linkages with a prison camp where inmates are working by hand in agriculture, according to satellite imagery released Thursday by a human rights group.
05 июня 2014
Syria's Assad coasts to re-election in 'farce' polls Bashar al-Assad has been re-elected Syria's president with 88.7 percent of the vote after a poll labelled a farce by rebels fighting to overthrow him, whose outcome was never in doubt.
05 июня 2014
©Reuters/Damir Sagolj Teenager test case in Maldives death penalty revival A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder over a fatal stabbing in the Maldives, becoming the first minor to be accused of a capital offence since the death penalty was reintroduced, officials said.
22 мая 2014
Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada. Photo courtesy of Bolivian ex-president can face rights trial in US A judge in the state of Florida has given a green light for a human rights abuses trial to move forward in the United States against Bolivian ex-president Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada.
22 мая 2014
Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan sees 31 policemen convicted for torture 35 torture cases have been initiated and 31 policemen convicted in Kazakhstan.
17 мая 2014
A boy affected by what activists say was a gas attack. ©Reuters/Amer Alfaj HRW says 'strong evidence' Syria govt used chlorine gas Evidence "strongly suggests" Syria's government used chlorine gas on three towns in mid-April in violation of the chemical weapons treaty it joined last year, Human Rights Watch said.
13 мая 2014
Egypt verdict expected for Islamist chief, 700 others The Egyptian judge who sentenced to death hundreds of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi will pass judgment Monday on another 700 people, including Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie.
28 апреля 2014
Brunei delays introduction of tough Islamic law Brunei has postponed its implementation of tough Islamic criminal punishments that were due to begin Tuesday and have drawn condemnation from the UN's human rights office and rare criticism at home.
22 апреля 2014
©Reuters/Julien Muguet Nigerian arrested for tweeting attack pictures: Amnesty Amnesty International urged the Nigerian security forces Friday to disclose the whereabouts of a man who was arrested after tweeting pictures of an attempted jail break at the headquarters of the intelligence agency.
12 апреля 2014
Dr Maha Al Muneef. Photo courtesy of Obama to meet woman activist on Saudi visit US President Barack Obama will meet a woman activist in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, when women have pledged to defy a driving ban, a US official said.
29 марта 2014
©Reuters/Jerry Lampen Children call Australian immigration detention 'hell' Children held in immigration detention in Australia have described conditions as "hell" with a human rights inquiry Monday detailing many banging their heads, biting themselves and wetting their beds.
25 марта 2014
Cao Shunli. Photo courtesy of Detained China activist dies after critical illness A Chinese human rights activist died on Friday after falling critically ill in detention after police denied her medical treatment for months, her brother said.
15 марта 2014
SwitzerlandU.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. ©Reuters/Denis Balibouse Nigeria gets first visit from UN rights chief Nigeria, under fire internationally for banning gay marriage and alleged abuses while tackling Islamist insurgents, received its first visit from the United Nations human rights commissioner.
13 марта 2014
Dalai Lama says no problem with gay marriage The celibate Dalai Lama has thrown his considerable moral weight behind gay marriage, condemning homophobia and saying sex was fine as long as it was consensual.
07 марта 2014
Photo a courtesy of Human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Almaty A man tried to sell a Kyrgyz girl in Almaty for one thousand dollars.
06 марта 2014
©Reuters/Mike Blake Cisco cleared in rights case, as tech sector watches A US court has cleared Cisco Systems over liability for human rights abuses in China, in a case closely watched by the global technology sector and activists.
02 марта 2014
©Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte Sri Lanka family finds mass grave in garden A Sri Lankan family has stumbled upon the remains of at least nine bodies buried in the garden of their home, police said Saturday, the latest mass grave to be discovered in the country's former war zone.
02 марта 2014
©Reuters/Eric Gaillard New Zealand prostitute wins sex harassment claim A New Zealand prostitute has won substantial damages for sexual harassment by a brothel owner, with sex workers hailing the decision as a landmark ruling that shows the country as a world leader in protecting their rights.
01 марта 2014

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