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

Andrew RC Marshall and Wa Lone/Reuters

Mong Yaw: The first and second bodies pulled from the shallow grave in northern Myanmar didn`t belong to Aik Chin`s missing son. Nor, he prayed, did the third, whose face was unrecognisable from a severe beating.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

`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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

Mugabe plans to retire after next polls: Reports

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is seeking immunity from prosecution for a string of human rights abuses, it has emerged.