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Human Rights

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  • State capital building burned in Mexico during protest over missing students

    MEXICO CITY Masked demonstrators protesting the disappearance of 43 students in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero late last month set fire Monday to the state's government headquarters after fierce clashes with riot police. Some 600 protesters in...
  • Hong Kong police make fresh attempt to clear barricaded roads

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police made fresh attempts on Tuesday to unblock streets that have been occupied for two weeks by pro-democracy protesters, removing more barricades a day after clashes broke out as opponents of the protest movement tried...
  • Chicago, world react to Vatican's inclusive signs on gays, morals

    Chicago, world react to Vatican's inclusive signs on gays, morals
    Roman Catholics in Chicago and around the world hailed a preliminary report by an international assembly of bishops Monday as a new sign that Pope Francis is orchestrating a dramatic shift in tone concerning homosexuality and other moral issues. The 12-...
  • Detained Syrian rights activist Darwish honored with PEN award

    LONDON (Reuters) - Novelist Salman Rushdie, winner of the PEN/Pinter award, shared the honor on Thursday with Syrian free-speech campaigner Mazen Darwish, who has been detained for two years, and called for his immediate release. It is a tradition of the...
  • Did Israel's 'Hannibal directive' lead to a war crime in Gaza?

    KEREM SHALOM Israel/GAZA (Reuters) - The July-August war in Gaza drew international condemnation for a number of reasons, but one episode proved more deadly than any other: an Israeli air and artillery bombardment on Aug. 1 that killed 150 people in a...
  • China detains scholar, bans books in crackdown on moderate voices

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China has detained a prominent scholar who helped blind dissident Chen Guangcheng flee to the United States two years ago and has banned books by eight writers in an escalating crackdown on dissent. Guo Yushan, a founder of the...
  • Democrats pack Illinois ballot with referendum questions

     Democrats pack Illinois ballot with referendum questions
    Before Illinois voters get to the main event of choosing between Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner, they'll be faced with five referendum questions asking about crime victims' rights, voting protections, a minimum wage hike, birth control and...
  • Giddens Ko Among Authors Banned by China in Hong Kong Political Reaction

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - HONG KONG - The Chinese government has blocked the sale of books written by certain Hong Kong and Taiwan authors who have expressed support for the pro-democracy protests currently taking place in the streets of Hong Kong....
  • Maryland delegation's votes on LGBT-related bills fall exactly along party lines

    Maryland delegation's votes on LGBT-related bills fall exactly along party lines
    Earlier this week, we mentioned here that U.S. Rep. Andy Harris was named by the Human Rights Campaign to be among the most "anti-equality" members of Congress. The nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights group added the Baltimore...
  • Girls at risk as Bangladesh mulls lowering age of marriage, says HRW

    NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millions of girls are at risk if the Bangladeshi government goes ahead with a proposal to lower the age of marriage to 16, Human Rights Watch warned on Monday. The impoverished South Asian nation has one of the...
  • Sri Lanka re-opens rail link to former war zone after 24 years

    JAFFNA Sri Lanka (Reuters) - More than two decades after its destruction in Sri Lanka's civil war, the rail link between the capital Colombo and the northern city of Jaffna re-opened on Monday amid hopes that it will give a boost to reconciliation...