Human Rights

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A recently implemented counterterrorism law in Saudi Arabia has sparked alarm from human rights activists, who say the legislation could mean...
Monday, February 3, 2014
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Rebels groups in Syria are committing a "soaring" number of executions in the country's north that could amount to war crimes, the U.N. human rights...
Thursday, January 16, 2014
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Israel's army has exonerated a soldier in the 2011 killing of a Palestinian protester with a rifle-fired tear gas canister, and an Israeli human...
Friday, December 6, 2013
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Bahraini human rights defender Hussain Jawad was arrested on Saturday over allegations of inciting hatred against the government, his organization...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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Iraq's security forces require "massive amounts of re-training" in human rights to better conduct operations and combat the country's deadliest...
Friday, November 15, 2013
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Saudi activist Mohammed al-Bajadi was released from prison on Tuesday, other activists said on Twitter, two years after being detained and a year...
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
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A group of political prisoners detained in the United Arab Emirates has been tortured and systematically mistreated while in custody, a report by...
Thursday, June 27, 2013
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Hundreds of migrant workers marched in Beirut Sunday to demand rights and the eradication of the country’s slavery-like sponsorship system. The march...
Monday, April 29, 2013
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Updated February 13 at 12:30am: Saudi protesters demanded the release of female political prisoners Monday outside the al-Safra (the Yellow) prison...
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
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