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Human Rights

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  • Las fuerzas iraquíes ejecutaron a 255 prisioneros como venganza, según HRW

    LONDRES (Reuters) - Las fuerzas de seguridad iraquíes y milicias afiliadas al gobierno parecen haber ejecutado ilegalmente al menos a 255 prisioneros durante el último mes, en una aparente venganza por las muertes a manos de combatientes del Estado...
  • Rights group reports alarming rise in abductions, torture in Ukraine

    Rights group reports alarming rise in abductions, torture in Ukraine
    A human rights investigation team sent into eastern Ukraine by Amnesty International found "graphic and compelling evidence of savage beatings and other torture," primarily at the hands of pro-Russia separatists, the London-based rights organization ...
  • Rep. Gutierrez responds to Sen. Kirk's remarks on immigrant children

    Rep. Gutierrez responds to Sen. Kirk's remarks on immigrant children
    WASHINGTON — After Republican Sen. Mark Kirk said Thursday that 429 unaccompanied minors from the Mexican border crisis were in Chicago and urged they undergo criminal background checks, he drew fire today from an immigrant-rights group and...
  • Gaza families bear brunt of Israel's 'pinpoint strikes'

    GAZA (Reuters) - The Israeli military's "pinpoint strikes" on houses in Gaza have killed whole families and children but few of the wanted men they are meant to target because they have long made themselves scarce, Palestinian residents say. After...
  • Exclusive: Jordan reluctant to host U.S.-led Syria rebel training - officials

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jordan, where the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has been covertly training Syrian rebels for more than a year, is reluctant to host an expanded rebel instruction program, U.S. officials said. Jordan's reticence, confirmed by...
  • Iraq forces executed 255 prisoners in revenge for Islamic State killings: HRW

    Iraq forces executed 255 prisoners in revenge for Islamic State killings: HRW
    Iraqi security forces and government affiliated militias appear to have unlawfully executed at least 255 prisoners over the past month in apparent revenge for killings by Islamic State fighters, according to a rights group on Saturday. Human Rights Watch...
  • The Sun is biased, unethical and hypocritical in coverage of Israeli-Palestinian conflict [Letter]

    The Sun is biased, unethical and hypocritical in coverage of Israeli-Palestinian conflict [Letter]
    A rare and an unusual incident of an Arab boy who was beaten by Israeli police made it to the front page of The Baltimore Sun with the expected underlying criticism of Israel ("Teen reportedly beaten in Israel riot was born in Baltimore, family says,"...
  • Former Korean 'comfort women' for U.S. troops sue own government

    Former Korean 'comfort women' for U.S. troops sue own government
    Cho Myung-ja ran away from home as a teenager to escape a father who beat her, finding her way to the red light district in a South Korean town that hosts a large U.S. Army garrison. After she escaped home in the early 1960s, her pimp sold her to one...
  • U.N. rights boss doubts legality of Israel's Gaza offensive

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights chief on Friday voiced serious doubts that Israeli's military operation against Gaza complied with international law banning the targeting of civilians, and called on both sides to respect the rules of...
  • George Clooney rejects apology for UK story on upcoming marriage

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - George Clooney refused to accept an apology from Britain's Daily Mail after it published what he said was a false story "insinuating religious tensions" by saying his future mother-in-law opposed his marriage to human rights lawyer...
  • Venezuela opposition leaders call for US sanctions amid simmering political, economic crises

    BOGOTA, Colombia The United States has a moral "obligation" to impose sanctions against Venezuelan leaders accused of violating human rights and other crimes, opposition figures said Friday. During a forum in Doral, Fla., about the future of the South...