Human Rights

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The family of 52-day Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan have appealed for an Israeli court to release him before he dies, with his wife...
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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Ahmad Mohsen
A conference held earlier this week in Beirut on women and the Arab uprisings was marred by controversy over its attendance and sexist remarks by an...
Friday, February 3, 2012
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Ali al-Mabrouk
Allegations of torture made against Libya’s rebel forces have prompted a major humanitarian organization to halt its operations in the country....
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
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Asa Winstanley
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has become the most quoted, and most disputed, primary source of casualty figures in Syria. Al-Akhbar...
Thursday, January 26, 2012
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UN rights chief Navi Pillay on Monday lamented the United States' failure to close the detention facility at its naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,...
Monday, January 23, 2012
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Othman Tazghart
It is an open secret that radical rebel Georges Abdallah, largely ignored by western media, was illegally sentenced to life in prison close to three...
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
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US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged Yemen's parliament to reject a government proposal to grant immunity to outgoing President Ali Abdullah...
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
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Shahira Salloum
A planned conference in support of the Bahraini uprising caused a stir among opposition activists after it was revealed that prominent pro-Israeli...
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
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Ali Garboussi
Bothaina Kamel is the first Egyptian woman to run for president. Al-Akhbar spoke to her about the nature of the revolution and the platform of her...
Monday, December 5, 2011
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