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Civil and Human Rights

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  • Turkish soccer fans go on trial accused of coup attempt

    Thirty-five Turkish soccer fans went on trial on Tuesday accused of attempting to stage a coup during mass protests last year, in a case the opposition and rights groups say is an abuse of the justice system by a government bent on revenge. Prosecutors...
  • PopPolitics: Senate Torture Report and 'Zero Dark Thirty' (Listen)

    The partial release last week of a Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's use of torture shed light on why Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) were so livid over the movie "Zero Dark Thirty." In their eyes, the...
  • Kenya shuts down 500 groups in anti-terrorism crackdown

    Kenya has shut down more than 500 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including 15 groups it said had links to financing terrorism, though critics said the government was silencing critics under the guise of security. Kenya has been hit by a spate of...
  • Around 180 Syrian soldiers, jihadists reported killed in battle for base

    Around 100 Syrian soldiers and 80 Islamist fighters were killed during a two-day battle in which insurgents captured the Wadi al-Deif military base, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Tuesday. The Britain-based group said...
  • NEXT GENERATIONS schedules events

    NEXT GENERATIONS schedules events
    NEXT GENERATIONS — the South Florida nonprofit comprised of children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors and concerned others — has a full slate of Jewish-interest programming available made possible by continued memberships in the...
  • Hong Kong police clear a few final protesters from streets

    Hong Kong police clear a few final protesters from streets
    Four days after police cleared the streets around Hong Kong government headquarters of nearly all pro-democracy protesters, authorities on Monday moved against two small bands of holdouts. In the morning, hundreds of police officers descended upon a...
  • U.S. torture report puts Romania's role under scrutiny

    The lawyer for a man tortured by the CIA said Romania's authorities should acknowledge the role they played after a U.S. Senate report pointed to Romania as the site of the secret CIA jail where the man was interrogated. The report did not name countries...
  • Why Pam Bondi's efforts to block gay marriage in Florida are better spent elsewhere

     Why Pam Bondi's efforts to block gay marriage in Florida are better spent elsewhere
    The U.S. Supreme Court is likely to strike down Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's emergency appeal to block gay marriage. Bondi argues that same-sex marriage will "impose significant public harm" in her state, and wants the nation's top court to...
  • China clears convicted teen 18 years after his execution

    BEIJING The exoneration of a man wrongfully executed 18 years ago has again thrown a spotlight on China's widespread use of torture to extract confessions from criminal suspects. In an unusually candid editorial Tuesday, a state government newspaper...
  • U.S. court dismisses Colombian human rights claims against Occidental

    A U.S. federal appeals court on Monday threw out a human rights lawsuit brought against Occidental Petroleum Corp over allegations that it played a role in killings carried out by the Colombian military in 2004. A three-judge panel of the San Francisco-...
  • Psychologist admits he waterboarded al Qaeda suspects: report

    One of the chief architects of the CIA's harsh Bush-era interrogation program has admitted in a media interview for the first time that he waterboarded terrorism suspects, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001...