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Human Rights

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  • Attorney general's race: Stark differences between Bondi, Sheldon

    Attorney general's race: Stark differences between Bondi, Sheldon
    Attorney General Pam Bondi would like her previous four years in office to be remembered for closing down pill mills and cracking down on human trafficking. And they will. But they will also be remembered for her tenacious defense of the state's same-...
  • Aurand to be senator for all people

    Aurand to be senator for all people
    There has been some recent controversy surrounding state Rep. Mario Scavello's support for women's rights. In a debate in Forks Township on Oct. 1, Scavello answered two other questions concerning civil rights but was reluctant to respond to a question...
  • Family equality is a civil right [Letter]

    Family equality is a civil right [Letter]
    Ned Holstein hit the nail on the head ("Joint custody should be the norm," Oct. 9). I'm one of Maryland's leading advocates for children's rights and shared parenting. My partner and I were a big part of establishing and passing the legislation creating...
  • Syrian Kurds say giving targets for U.S. strikes near Kobani

    MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States and its allies have dramatically stepped up air strikes in the past two days near the Syrian town of Kobani, where Kurdish defenders said they had given the Americans target coordinates to try to...
  • Ivory Coast's former first lady, allies to go on trial next week

    ABIDJAN (Reuters) - The trial of Ivory Coast's former first lady and leading opposition figures charged with committing economic crimes during the rule of ex-President Laurent Gbagbo will open next week, a defense lawyer and one of the accused said on...
  • Oppression at a price [Commentary]

    Oppression at a price [Commentary]
    Beijing is willing to pay a high price to limit democracy in Hong Kong. In August, Beijing announced that, after years of delay, voters in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China may finally, for the first time,...
  • Candidate Madison presses on despite questions about his background

    Candidate Madison presses on despite questions about his background
    Questions remain concerning a Laguna Beach City Council candidate's claims about his college education and professional background, but Jon Madison has done nothing illegal, officials said. The Orange County district attorney's office will not pursue...
  • Hong Kong police use pepper spray on protesters, anger simmers over beating

    Hong Kong police use pepper spray on protesters, anger simmers over beating
    Hong Kong's most prominent tycoon, Li Ka-shing, on Wednesday urged protesters who have occupied parts of the city since late last month to go home, after police mounted their toughest action against the democracy activists in more than a week. Hong Kong...
  • Hong Kong police shown in video of alleged beating to be removed from positions: government

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's secretary for security said on Wednesday that police shown in a video where a pro-democracy protester was allegedly beaten would be removed from their positions as authorities investigate the matter. Lai Tung-kwok was...
  • 'I can't explain the joy each time I've freed a child': Nobel winner

    NEW DELHI/LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the 34 years since Kailash Satyarthi gave up his job as an electrical engineer to campaign for children's rights, the Indian Nobel Peace Prize winner has been beaten, seen his home attacked and his...
  • Leader of Thai junta hints at delay in return to elections

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a military coup in May, said on Wednesday that elections planned for 2015 will depend on whether wide-ranging national reforms can be completed within a year. The former army chief's...