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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"...
  • New Pakistan law will likely worsen torture by police [Commentary]

    Police in Faisalabad, Pakistan's third largest city, tortured more than 1,400 people during a six-year period, according to a report researched and written by the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School, for Justice...
  • Review: 'To Be Takei' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'To Be Takei' ★★&#9733 1/2
    The documentary "To Be Takei" is a buoyant, engaging look at the life of actor and activist George Takei, best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the original "Star Trek" TV series as well as in six "Star Trek" feature films. In recent years, Takei,...
  • Over 100 Russian soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine: Russian rights activists

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - More than 100 Russian soldiers were killed in eastern Ukraine in a battle this month while helping pro-Russian separatists fight Ukrainian troops, two members of the Russian presidential human rights council said on Thursday, citing...
  • Looking Out: Is Horseshoe Casino Baltimore's newest LGBT ally?

    Looking Out: Is Horseshoe Casino Baltimore's newest LGBT ally?
    Looks like Baltimore's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community could have a big, flashy, deep-pocketed new ally in town in Horseshoe Casino on Russell Street, which opened Tuesday. These days it's not uncommon for major corporations to tout...
  • At least 60 killed in central Nigeria communal battle: police

    ONITSHA Nigeria (Reuters) - Fighting between Fulani herdsmen and farmers from the Eggon ethnic group has left at least 60 people dead in central Nigeria, mostly from machete cuts, police said on Thursday. The clashes broke out on Wednesday in Nasawrawa...
  • 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...
  • 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...