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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 3, 2015 DPS Housing Society Case: Letter to Lieutenant Governor As the office of the Registrar Co-op. Societies (RCS) of Delhi government has been ignoring the requests of the DPS Housing Society residents, today (March 3, 2015) I wrote an e-mail to the [...]

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 [...]

Attack on Church in India: Human Rights Office Questions Government

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Attack on Church in India: Human Rights Office Questions Government

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in India has issued notices to the Secretary, Union Home Ministry, Chief Secretary, Government of NCT of Delhi and the Commissioner of Police, Delhi calling for detailed reports including the status of investigation into allegations of desecration of the sanctity of the St. Alphonsa’s Church, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi [...]

Low-Caste Women Forced to Clean Human Waste in India

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Low-Caste Women Forced to Clean Human Waste in India

Women who clean dry toilets in rural areas often are not paid cash wages, but instead receive leftover food, grain during harvest, old clothes during festival times. While the recently formed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in India has embarked upon an expensive “Clean India” campaign, a new report reveals that government officials are ignoring [...]

Repression in China Growing at Cost to Party Power

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Repression in China Growing at Cost to Party Power

Chinese Communist Party repression has intensified under the leadership of Xi Jinping, but has also trapped the party in a vicious circle whereby increasing coercion breeds growing resistance, requiring ever more intense crackdowns, according to a new Freedom House report, The Politburo’s Predicament. “There is a clear change in how Xi Jinping is managing the [...]

Pakistan Urged to Address Human Rights Issues

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Pakistan Urged to Address Human Rights Issues

Close on the heels of United Nations’ (UN) advice to Pakistan to protect the human rights in the country, leading human rights organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Obama administration should press Pakistan’s government to address both new and longstanding human rights problems. In this regard, HRW has written a letter to US Secretary of [...]

Left Parties to Protest Against President Obama’s Visit in India

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Left Parties to Protest Against President Obama’s Visit in India

Six Left parties in India – the CPI, CPI(M), CPI(ML)-Liberation, AIFB, SUCI(C) and RSP – have planned to protest against the U.S. President Barack Obama‘s visit in India on the country’s Republic Day, January 26. In a joint statement, these parties have said that the Narendra Modi government and the BJP have unleashed the forces [...]

Hindu Rulers in India Irk the Muslims, Again

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Hindu Rulers in India Irk the Muslims, Again

As BJP and Narendra Modi are hell-bent to make India a Hindu Rashtra (a nation only for Hindus), they have been systematically targeting minority communities including Muslims and Christians. By Rakesh Raman The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has made it a kind of trend in India. Its leaders first express their hate for Muslims [...]

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