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UN Report Indicates ISIS Committed Genocide in Iraq

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UN Report Indicates ISIS Committed Genocide in Iraq

A report released Thursday by the United Nations human rights office says that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) may have committed genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity in its attacks against ethnic and religious groups in Iraq. Compiled by investigators sent to the region last year by the [...]

Rape of Nun: Rights Commission Seeks Report

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Rape of Nun: Rights Commission Seeks Report

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in India has issued notices on Wednesday to the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police, West Bengal in a gang rape case. According to NHRC, a 71 year old nun was raped by a gang of seven dacoits inside a Convent in Gangnapur village of Nadia district in [...]

Cluster Bombs Used in Libya: Reports

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Cluster Bombs Used in Libya: Reports

Even as the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) is making efforts to put an end to the crisis in the North African nation, new reports surface about the use of lethal cluster bombs in Libya. Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports that remnants of RBK-250 PTAB 2.5M cluster bombs, which are banned, were found [...]

Boris Nemtsov’s Murder: Suspect ‘Tortured’ for Confession

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Boris Nemtsov’s Murder: Suspect ‘Tortured’ for Confession

By Rakesh Raman Zaur Dadayev, a prime suspect arrested in connection with the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, has withdrawn his confession. He told two human rights activists – Eva Merkacheva and Andrei Babushkin – on Wednesday that Russian interrogators tortured him to get his confession. Nemtsov, a former Deputy Prime Minister of [...]

Dozens of Prisoners Escape from Islamic State Prison

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Dozens of Prisoners Escape from Islamic State Prison

By Rakesh Raman According to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a human rights group that reports on the conflict in Syria, about 95 people escaped from an ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) prison in the city of al-Bab in the northeast of Aleppo, the largest city in Syria. The prisoners include at [...]

Political Consensus Urgent to Protect Human Rights: UN

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Political Consensus Urgent to Protect Human Rights: UN

The United Nations (UN) has the mandates and tools it needs to prevent human rights violations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told delegations gathered in Geneva Monday for the opening of the current session of the world body’s Human Rights Council. He warned that the biggest challenge to using these tools is lack of political consensus among [...]

ISIS Releases 19 Assyrian Hostages Under Court Order

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ISIS Releases 19 Assyrian Hostages Under Court Order

A Sharia Court of Islamic State (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS) had ordered for the release of 29 Assyrian Christians kidnapped by ISIS during the past few days. According to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a human rights group that reports on the conflict in Syria, the Sharia Court in the countryside [...]

Barrel Bombs Killing Civilians in Syria

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Barrel Bombs Killing Civilians in Syria

The Syrian government has carried out new indiscriminate attacks over the past year with air-delivered munitions, including improvised weapons such as barrel bombs. The attacks have had a devastating impact on civilians, killing or injuring thousands of people, Human Rights Watch reported Tuesday. A barrel bomb is an improvised explosive device (IED) made from a [...]

Syria Urged to Release Human Rights Activists

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Syria Urged to Release Human Rights Activists

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Thursday urged Syrian authorities to release all those who have been held by Government forces and its militias, without due process, in some cases for years on end. This is particularly worrying, given reports of widespread and systematic torture and other ill-treatment as well [...]

North Korea to Use “Mosquito Nets” to Prevent Capitalism

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North Korea to Use “Mosquito Nets” to Prevent Capitalism

North Korea is expanding efforts to control its borders and reduce information flows in and out of the country by harshly punishing people trying to flee the country, and hitting those aiding them with harsher sentences, said Human Rights Watch on Monday. North Koreans who escaped to South Korea but still have contacts in the [...]

Save the Families and Their Human Rights in DPS Society

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Save the Families and Their Human Rights in DPS Society

Save the Families and Their Human Rights in DPS Society Update: March 22, 2015 Today, many residents of the DPS Housing Society went together to once again inform the Managing Committee (MC) that they are not interested in any kind of building extension or construction activity in the Society building, among other issues. The residents [...]

No Democracy in India. It Is Parliamentary Dictatorship.

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No Democracy in India. It Is Parliamentary Dictatorship.

After giving power to a few politicians, today’s democracy becomes autocracy or it plays in the hands of the wealthy to become plutocracy, which is a deformed form of democracy. India is one such deformed democracy. By Rakesh Raman In his Gettysburg speech of 1863, the-then U.S. President Abraham Lincoln introduced America’s representative democracy as [...]

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