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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Armenian church declares genocide victims saints in somber ceremony

    Armenian church declares genocide victims saints in somber ceremony
    In a somber pageant of color and ritual, Armenia’s national church Thursday honored the victims of the Ottoman Empire’s deportations and massacres of a century ago by canonizing them en masse as martyrs. In Istanbul, meanwhile, Turkish...
  • Rights groups demand action after violence in South Africa

    More than 100 humanitarian groups have urged the African Union's human rights body to ensure that South Africa take "concrete steps" to prevent further attacks on immigrants. Seven people have died this month in anti-immigrant violence that has mainly...
  • UN rights chief accuses British tabloids of hate speech

    The United Nations' human rights chief on Friday accused Britain's tabloid newspapers of hate speech against immigrants. Zeid Raad al-Hussein, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, said that an article in The Sun comparing migrants to...
  • Boycott movement aims for Israel's destruction

    Boycott movement aims for Israel's destruction
    The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel is not, as commentator Yousef Munayyer claims, an effort to make Israel comply with international and humanitarian law ("Cardin, don't tie U.S. hands for Israel," April 21). The BDS...
  • Bangladesh mourns anniversary of garment factory disaster

    Survivors and relatives of victims of a garment factory collapse in Bangladesh marched Friday to demand better compensation on the second anniversary of the disaster that killed more than 1,100 people. Rana Plaza, an illegally constructed building...
  • Image of Asia: Mourning dead in Bangladesh factory collapse

    In this photo by A.M. Ahad, a relative of a victim cries in front of a monument erected in memory of the garment workers and others killed in the collapse of the Rana Plaza building two years ago in Savar, Bangladesh. The collapse, blamed on poor and...
  • Rebels launch new offensive in northwestern Syria

    Several hard-line Syrian rebel groups pushed a new offensive against government forces in northwestern Syria on Thursday, less than a month after seizing control of the provincial capital there. The conservative Islamic factions, including the al-Qaida-...
  • Woman who murdered abusive husband gets reprieve in China

    A woman who was sentenced to death in China after being convicted of murdering her abusive husband received Friday a two-year reprieve, which could become a life sentence with a possibility of parole. The reprieve is part of new guidelines on domestic...
  • For asylum seekers, a novel (and odd) solution: Cambodia

    Still haunted by the Vietnam War next door and the 1970s genocide that followed, Cambodia is not exactly the place that the world's refugees dream of reaching. Plagued by poverty, corruption and human rights abuses, it has been run by a strongman prime...
  • Honduras high court voids ban on presidential re-election

    The Supreme Court on Thursday voided an article in the constitution limiting presidents to a single term — the issue at the heart of the political conflict that led to the ouster of socialist President Manuel Zelaya six years ago when he sought to...
  • Erdogan: Turkey's ancestors never committed genocide

    On the eve of the day marking the centenary of the Ottoman massacres of Armenians, Turkey's president said Thursday his nation's ancestors never committed genocide. Addressing a meeting billed as an international peace summit Thursday, Recep Tayyip...