Human rights abuses

Iran sanctions 15 US firms, citing human rights abuses and Israel ties

Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 US companies for alleged human rights violations and cooperating with Israel, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday, in a tit-for-tat reaction to a move by Washington.

Mar 26, 2017, 18:00 PM IST

Myanmar's military investigates a 'war crime' in an era of reform

Andrew RC Marshall and Wa Lone/Reuters

Jul 22, 2016, 10:12 AM IST
After US sanctions target Kim Jong Un, North Korea threatens to cut off official contact with United States

After US sanctions target Kim Jong Un, North Korea threatens to cut off official contact with United States

North Korea on Monday threatened to cut off one of its official contact channels with the US, the first of its countermeasures against new sanctions imposed on the country.

Jul 11, 2016, 21:49 PM IST
Nepal PM attacks India for raising 'human rights abuses' at UN meet

Nepal PM attacks India for raising 'human rights abuses' at UN meet

Speaking to the media, Oli demanded to know how India could be ignorant that the the UN was involved in Nepal's peace process.

Nov 06, 2015, 17:45 PM IST

Horrific abuses `systematic, widespread` in Eritrea: UN probe

Eritrea`s government is responsible for systematic and widespread human rights abuses on an almost unprecedented scale, driving some 5,000 Eritreans to flee every month, a UN investigation said Monday.

Jun 08, 2015, 14:28 PM IST

New Sri Lanka Army chief attacked by rights group

 Sri Lanka`s promotion of a senior officer whose division was implicated in serious human rights abuses casts doubt on government pledges to credibly investigate alleged war crimes, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday.

May 17, 2015, 15:03 PM IST

UN body tells Russia to act against human rights abuses

United Nations experts on Thursday called on Russia to repeal laws limiting free speech and targeting homosexuals and urged action to prevent torture, racist crimes and a wide range of other human rights abuses.

Apr 02, 2015, 20:25 PM IST
Beijing `cold enough` to host in 2022 Winter Olympics: IOC

Beijing `cold enough` to host in 2022 Winter Olympics: IOC

Beijing is "cold enough," to host the Winter Olympics in 2022, the International Olympic Committee`s (IOC) evaluation chief said on Saturday, while avoiding criticism of a recent crackdown on Chinese activists.

Mar 28, 2015, 21:31 PM IST

US curbs visas for Venezuelan officials over graft, rights

Relations between the United States and Venezuela deteriorated on Monday after Washington imposed visa restrictions on officials involved in alleged human rights abuses and those believed responsible for public corruption in the oil-exporting country.

Feb 03, 2015, 11:21 AM IST

North Korea halts UN charm offensive over human rights record

A rare diplomatic charm offensive by North Korea appears to be over after it failed to halt a European and Japanese push for the United Nations General Assembly to support referring the hermit state to the International Criminal Court over allegations of human rights abuses. 

Nov 11, 2014, 07:47 AM IST

Prominent defector says North Korea has taken his father hostage

A prominent North Korean defector who has advocated UN action to stop the country`s human rights abuses said on Tuesday authorities have taken his father hostage in a campaign to discredit his story of survival and escape from a prison camp. 

Oct 28, 2014, 17:25 PM IST

Gross rights abuses committed by both sides in South Sudan: Report

Gross human rights abuses, including rapes, mass killings and torture, have been committed by both sides in the brutal conflict that erupted in South Sudan towards end of last year, according to a new UN report which said civilians were directly targeted in the violence.

May 09, 2014, 13:16 PM IST

Call for sanctions against North Korea over human rights abuses

The United Nations Security Council should slap targeted sanctions on North Korean officials responsible for grave human rights abuses, the head of a special UN inquiry said Thursday.

Apr 18, 2014, 12:04 PM IST

`Sri Lanka has no faith in international probe`

The Sri Lankan government Saturday said it has no faith in an international investigation into the alleged human rights abuses occurred during the civil war in the country.

Apr 13, 2014, 01:55 AM IST

Gory videos OK when posted for users to `condemn`: Facebook

Facebook Inc has surreptitiously resumed allowing decapitation videos to be posted on its website, lifting a temporary ban it had placed earlier this year on content featuring graphic violence.

Oct 22, 2013, 09:54 AM IST

Sri Lanka Army baffled by rights abuses

The Sri Lanka Army Friday said it was baffled by allegations against the military and vowed to battle the "malicious propaganda network".

Mar 15, 2013, 17:16 PM IST

Sri Lanka accuses US of human rights abuses

Days before a US-sponsored resolution will be taken up against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council, Colombo accused Washington of committing human rights abuses.

Mar 11, 2013, 15:58 PM IST

Sri Lanka moving backwards, says Blake

US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake has said the country is moving backwards on democracy.

Feb 27, 2013, 13:04 PM IST

‘UN should urge SL to be accountable on rights abuses`

United Nations members should urge Sri Lanka to act on accountability for abuses at its UPR on November 1, Human Rights Watch said.

Oct 30, 2012, 16:14 PM IST

Amnesty accuses Maldives regime of human rights abuses

The London-based rights watch group slammed the regime of President Mohamed Waheed for shrugging off its responsibility to human rights violations.

Sep 05, 2012, 19:05 PM IST