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Human Rights

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  • INTERVIEW-Indonesia massacre filmmaker has no time for feelgood films

    By Mike Davidson VENICE, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Joshua Oppenheimer, whose film about a 1960s massacre in Indonesia has caused a sensation at the Venice Film Festival, says he has no time for human rights documentaries that suggest everything will turn out...
  • Indonesia massacre filmmaker has no time for feel-good films

    VENICE (Reuters) - Joshua Oppenheimer, whose film about a 1960s massacre in Indonesia has caused a sensation at the Venice Film Festival, says he has no time for human rights documentaries that suggest everything will turn out fine. "The Look of Silence"...
  • Michael Brown no angel? So, why should it matter? [Commentary]

    Michael Brown no angel? So, why should it matter? [Commentary]
      You've probably never heard of Claudette Colvin. And yet, had history twisted in a slightly different direction, she might loom as large in American memory as Rosa Parks does now while Parks herself would be a little-remembered seamstress. Ms....
  • Thai court dismisses murder charges against former PM, deputy

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai criminal court on Thursday threw out charges of murder and abuse of power faced by a former prime minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, and his then deputy over a deadly crackdown on street protesters in 2010. The decision, three months...
  • Ahmed Seif El-Islam dies at 63; Mideast human rights advocate

     Ahmed Seif El-Islam dies at 63; Mideast human rights advocate
    Ahmed Seif El-Islam, a prominent human rights advocate in Egypt and the Middle East, died Wednesday in Cairo. He was 63. The activist lawyer had been in a coma at an intensive care unit after a heart attack almost two weeks ago. During a long career...
  • If Islamic State isn't 'evil,' what is?

     If Islamic State isn't 'evil,' what is?
    I never liked it when George W. Bush used the term "evildoers" to describe al-Qaida and other terrorists. A lot of other people objected as well, but for different reasons. I didn't like the term because it always sounded to me like he was saying "evil...
  • Syrian planes bomb border post near Israel captured by rebels

    AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian jets shelled rebel positions near a border crossing close to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights that was seized by rebels in some of the heaviest clashes in the strategic area this year, rebels and residents said on Thursday....
  • China's top judge says foreigners to be allowed into Chinese courts

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top judge has said that foreigners will be regularly allowed into courts to listen to cases, state media reported on Thursday, as the government embarks on legal reform at a time of public discontent over many perceived...
  • UN finds brutality, depravity on all sides in Syrian carnage

    GENEVA Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces have used chemical agents most likely chlorine in at least eight attacks this year and systematically committed massacres and other war crimes, while the Islamic State has perpetrated attacks on civilians that...
  • U.S. moves prisoners from Afghanistan to Pakistan, Yemen

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has moved 11 new prisoners out of a military prison near the Afghan capital, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, as the Obama administration seeks to shut down a controversial detainee program in Afghanistan ahead of...
  • Saudi Arabia jails 23 more men for militancy in security crackdown

    RIYADH (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabian court sentenced 23 men to jail terms of up to 22 years for their role in militant attacks, state media said on Wednesday, part of a security crackdown in which scores of people have been imprisoned over the past week....