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NHRC demands report on Maharashtra RTI activist`s suicide

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 16:03

The National Human Rights Commission demanded a report from the Maharashtra government on the suicide of an RTI activist who had alleged that harassment by officials had driven him to end his life.

Torture `routinely` used in Syria: UN rights chief

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 20:03

The UN`s human rights chief today condemned the "routine" use of torture in Syrian detention facilities, as a new report said victims were raped, beaten and had their teeth and toenails pulled out.

`Sri Lanka has no faith in international probe`

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 01:55

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.

Suu Kyi cautions Myanmar `not yet a democracy`

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 20:15

Aung San Suu Kyi warned Friday that her country, despite a spate of reforms hailed by the international community, "is not yet a democracy".

UK lists Lanka as `country of concern` in human rights report

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 17:00

Britain has listed Sri Lanka as a "country of concern" in its latest annual human rights report.

Cops should be sensitive on human right issues: Raj DGP

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 17:08

Policemen should be alert and sensitive towards human right issues while performing their duties, Director General of Rajasthan Police said on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka refuses to cooperate with UN probe

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 18:44

Sri Lanka has refused to cooperate with a UN investigation into alleged war crimes during the final phase of the country`s civil war, saying it will not subject itself to the jurisdiction of the top rights body.

YouTube appeals to Turkey`s Constitutional Court over ban

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 21:59

YouTube has appealed to Turkey`s Constitutional Court to lift a ban the government slapped on the video-sharing service after audio of a top-level security meeting was posted on the site.

Chad says UN accusations over C. Africa killings `defamatory`

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 13:17

Chad on Saturday dismissed as "defamatory and tendentious" UN accusations that its troops carried out an unprovoked attack when they opened fire in a crowded market in the Central African Republic`s capital, killing at least 30 people.

Syrian forces step up anti-rebel operations: NGO

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 01:35

Regime tanks and warplanes pounded besieged Mleiha east of Damascus on Friday, pressing a campaign to take control of the opposition-held town, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Lanka must achieve reconciliation expeditiously: India

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 22:48

India on Friday asked Sri Lanka to take "expeditious steps" towards genuine national reconciliation, including investigations into allegations of human rights violations committed during the last phase of the nearly three-decades long civil war with the LTTE.

Mortar fire kills 6 near Damascus

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 02:21

Mortar fire killed at least six people in a suburb of the Syrian capital Thursday, activists and state media said, amid reports that clashes in a coastal province killed a top foreign fighter who was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee.