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US condemns detention of civil rights activists in Cuba

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 06:38

The US has condemned detention of civil rights activists in Cuba and appealed to the Cuban government to respect the universal human rights of its citizens.

Detention without trial curtails liberty, rights: SC

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 22:14

A person taken to custody under preventive detention without trial cannot be kept in continuous confinement as it curtails his liberty and civil rights, the Supreme Court has said.

Kenya government under attack over rights record

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 18:25

Kenya`s governing duo of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto have spent their first year in office undermining civil rights and operating with "rampant impunity", two rights groups alleged Wednesday.

Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 15:40

Barack Obama, America`s first black president, declared that he had "lived out the promise" envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president who championed the push for greater racial equality with sweeping civil rights legislation a half century ago.

Reflecting on progress, Obama honors civil rights

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 15:57

Obama was 2 years old when President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act and put an end to schools, restaurants and water fountains separated by race.

India is free but not equal: Jesse Jackson

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 15:51

Observing India was "free but not equal", legendary civil rights activist Jesse Jackson regretted illiteracy among children in the country which excels in exporting talent across the world.

Mehta `betrayed` Gujarat over Lokayukta: Civil rights activist

Last Updated: Thursday, August 08, 2013, 21:56

Justice (retd) Mehta`s refusal to assume office of the Gujarat Lokayukta invited a strong reaction from an eminent jurist and civil rights activist.

Civil rights groups sue NY police on Muslim spying

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 23:37

Civil rights lawyers urged a US judge to declare the New York Police Department`s widespread spying programme directed at Muslims to be unconstitutional.

Forest Whitaker to play Martin Luther King Jr in film?

Last Updated: Saturday, June 01, 2013, 09:20

Forest Whitaker has been tipped to play civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr in a new movie.

US museum to open balcony where King was shot

Last Updated: Friday, November 02, 2012, 23:12

The National Civil Rights Museum in the US plans to open the balcony where Martin Luther King Jr was shot to the public.

`American Muslims overwhelmingly back Barack Obama`

Last Updated: Thursday, October 25, 2012, 11:08

American Muslims overwhelmingly support President Barack Obama in his re-election bid, according to a new poll.

`Gay activists freeing soul of American people’

Last Updated: Monday, August 27, 2012, 18:23

In May, US Vice President had expressed his support for gay marriage before President Barack Obama did.