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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Sony will release 'The Interview,' but do you really want to watch it?

    Sony will release 'The Interview,' but  do you really want to watch it?
    Sony now says it will release "The Interview" after all. Many expect Sony's movie studio to offer the film on its streaming service Crackle. And you can bet loads of people will watch it, more than ever than would have had this whole hacking affair...
  • Global arms trade pact to take force; U.S. Senate has not ratified

    A global arms trade treaty that aims to regulate the $85 billion industry and keep weapons out of the hands of human rights abusers and criminals will enter into force on Wednesday, though the U.S. Senate has not yet ratified it. Supporters of the treaty...
  • U.S. drops South Sudan, Gambia from trade benefits program

    The United States will drop South Sudan and Gambia from a duty-free trade program as of Jan. 1, according to a presidential proclamation on Tuesday that said the countries failed to meet the conditions, without specifying them. But President Barack Obama...
  • Whistle-blower officer files lawsuit against Batts, BPD

    Whistle-blower officer files lawsuit against Batts, BPD
    A former Baltimore police officer who blew the whistle on misconduct is suing the agency and its commissioner, alleging that they failed to protect him from retaliation. Detective Joseph Crystal, who resigned in August, came forward in 2012 and told...
  • Australian foreign minister hopeful Egypt will release Al Jazeera journalist

    Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Wednesday the case of jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste is "under consideration" by high levels of the Egyptian government and she is hopeful of his release by the end of the year. "I urged (the...
  • Doctors shouldn't be compelled to give anti-abortion lectures to patients

    A federal appeals court made the right decision this week when it struck down a key provision in a North Carolina law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds on women seeking abortions and then both show and describe the sonogram images to them. The U.S....
  • At U.N., West seeks to have North Koreans tried for rights violations

    Western ambassadors on the United Nations Security Council revealed gruesome details of alleged human rights violations in North Korea on Monday at an unprecedented debate and called for its leaders to be tried for crimes against humanity. But a...
  • Human rights groups urge criminal investigation into CIA torture

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama should appoint a special prosecutor to determine if former Bush administration and CIA officials broke the law by having suspected terrorists abducted and tortured in secret prisons by waterboarding and other brutal...
  • Bangladeshi ex-minister sentenced to death for war crimes

    A former junior minister in a Bangladeshi military government was sentenced to death on Tuesday after a war crimes tribunal found him guilty of atrocities during the country's war of independence from Pakistan more than four decades ago. Syed Mohammad...
  • Hundreds of civilians killed in months of fighting in Libya: U.N.

    Hundreds of civilians in Libya have been killed in fighting since late August, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning commanders that they could face prosecution for possible war crimes. The conflict has driven at least 120,000 people from their...
  • Appeals court strikes down North Carolina ultrasound abortion law

    Appeals court strikes down North Carolina ultrasound abortion law
    A North Carolina law requiring women seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound of the fetus performed and described to them is unconstitutional because it forces doctors to voice the state's message discouraging the procedure, a U.S. appeals court ruled...