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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Wife of Zimbabwe's Mugabe tries to take over farm in new twist on saga of forced evictions

    In 2000, Timon Shava was a hero of Zimbabwe's land reform program when he joined hundreds of other landless peasants in a wave of land seizures and evictions of white farmers. Today, he is homeless after police, acting on behalf of President Robert...
  • At least 12 dead in Congo unrest over electoral law critics say would extend president's term

    Anti-government protests in Congo have left at least a dozen people dead, officials said Thursday, as the Senate postponed a vote on a proposed law that the opposition fears will prolong the president's time in power. After three days of unrest, Congo'...
  • Rights group: Planned flogging of Saudi blogger delayed for second week on medical grounds

    The planned flogging of a Saudi blogger convicted of insulting Islam has been delayed for a second straight week, a leading international rights group said Thursday, a move that comes amid mounting pressure from Saudi Arabia's Western allies for...
  • Commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day
    The Flame Society, in collaboration with the United Nations Outreach Program, will present a few events on Jan. 27 to mark the UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day. "We are combining Holocaust Remembrance Day as a day of remembering and as a day...
  • India court orders activist on 14-year hunger strike freed

    India court orders activist on 14-year hunger strike freed
    An Indian activist who has been on hunger strike for more than 14 years in protest of alleged military brutality was released Thursday after a court rejected charges that her fast was a suicide attempt. Irom Sharmila, who has demanded the repeal of a...
  • 'Positive steps' taken in effort to re-establish US, Cuban embassies

    MIAMI Two women one American, one Cuban sat at the negotiating table in Havana on Thursday to begin the process of erasing more than five decades of hostility between their two countries. Behind closed doors, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western...
  • Leader of Boko Haram says God told him to carry out massacre

    Leader of Boko Haram says God told him to carry out massacre
    Six years ago, Nigerian forces captured the leader of the extremist group Boko Haram and killed him in custody — a move that was to have far-reaching consequences. Nigeria had exchanged a charismatic preacher named Mohammed Yusuf for the more...
  • Buoyed by November election results, abortion opponents push new bills in state legislatures

    Buoyed by conservative gains in the November election, foes of abortion are mobilizing on behalf of bills in several state legislatures that would further curtail women's access to the procedure. On both sides of the debate, activists are highlighting...
  • Threats Have No Place In Cassandra C. Case

    Threats Have No Place In Cassandra C. Case
    I am troubled by the news that the Department of Children and Families and Connecticut Children's Medical Center have received threats over the forced chemotherapy treatment of Cassandra C. Although many of us disagree with DCF's position in the case,...
  • Both sides upbeat after hearing about fatal border shooting

    A U.S. Border Patrol agent who shot and killed a Mexican 15-year-old boy across the border should be accountable in U.S. district court because all of his actions were in the country, an attorney for the boy's parents told judges Wednesday. "There is no...
  • Turf War: Players withdraw complaint over artificial turf at Women's World Cup

    U.S. forward Abby Wambach and a group of fellow players have withdrawn their complaint of gender discrimination over the artificial turf fields to be used for this year's World Cup in Canada. The artificial turf became a contentious issue with the...