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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election claims 24 lives: Human rights

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election claims 24 lives: Human rights

Violence also broke out in Nairobi's slum of Mathare, where tear gas and gunshots rang out all night.

South Korea general and wife 'treated soldiers like slaves'

A South Korean general and his wife treated soldiers like "slaves", forcing them to retrieve golf balls and pick up toenail clippings, a rights group alleged, prompting officials to launch a probe Wednesday.

Jordan scraps law allowing rapists to marry victims

Jordan Parliament`s lower house on Tuesday repealed a law which allowed rapists to avoid punishment by marrying their victims, the media reported.

Human trafficking is violation of human rights, dignity: John Abraham

Human trafficking is violation of human rights, dignity: John Abraham

Human Trafficking has always been a threat to the society.So, to create awareness on the same, on the World Trafficking Day (on July 30), actor John Abraham extended his support to UNODC's global 'Blue Heart' campaign against this social threat and shared his views on some of the most pertinent issues facing the region.

UN expert slams Myanmar gov't for worsening rights situation

The situation of the Rohingya people from Rakhine State, many of whom have been forced from their homes amid reports of grave human rights violations, had hardly improved since January.

 

Uber sued over lack of wheelchair access

Uber sued over lack of wheelchair access

In the proposed class-action complaint, Uber was accused of violating New York City Human Rights Law because 99.9 per cent of its more than 58,000 vehicles in the city are unusable by people in wheelchairs, Xinhua reported.

 

Myanmar says it will refuse entry to UN investigators probing Rohingya abuses

Myanmar says it will refuse entry to UN investigators probing Rohingya abuses

Myanmar will refuse entry to members of a United Nations probe focusing on allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims, an official said on Friday.

Syrian Observatory says 30 killed in east Syria air strike

It says it takes great pains to avoid harming or killing civilians and investigates all reports that it has done so. The Syrian government and Russia also deny targeting civilians. 
 

US envoy: China should allow Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo treatment abroad

China should allow 61-year-old Liu to seek treatment elsewhere "if it would be of help," Ambassador Terry Branstad told reporters at his first public appearance since arriving in Beijing this week.

 

57 killed in US-led air strikes on ISIS prison in eastern Syria

The strikes hit an IS jail in Mayadeen at dawn on Monday, killing 42 prisoners and 15 jihadists,

US to list China among worst human trafficking offenders

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has decided to drop China to “Tier 3,” the lowest grade, putting it alongside Iran, North Korea and Syria. 

Yemen government says to investigate allegations of abuse in secret prisons

President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi`s government said on Saturday it was investigating reports that forces backed by the United Arab Emirates were running secret prisons in southern Yemen where detainees are subjected to torture and abuse.

Pakistan's concept of Sharia has nothing to do with Islam, says rights Shiraz Ahmad

Ahmadiyas were declared non-Muslim in 1974 by the government of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and were further deprived through an Anti-Ahmadiya Ordinance in 1984 promulgated by then military dictator General Zia-ul-Haq.

472 civilians dead in month of US-led Syria strikes: Monitor

US-led coalition air strikes on two Syrian provinces targeting jihadists have killed 472 civilians over the past month, a monitor said Friday, more than double a previous 30-day toll. 

Baloch activist demands UN intervention to stop Pakistan's atrocities in Balochistan

Hundreds of thousands have been forced to migrate from the areas along the CPEC route:  Abdul Nawaz Bugti

Congo-backed militia mutilates toddlers, burns villages: UN

"My team saw children as young as two whose limbs had been chopped off; many babies had machete wounds and severe burns," Zeid told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Russia to appeal against European court ruling on ''gay propaganda''

"The (Russian) Justice Ministry expresses its disagreement with the conclusions of the European Court," the ministry said in a statement.

Greece blocks EU statement on China human rights at UN

Presented three times a year, the statement gives the EU a way to highlight abuses by states around the world on issues that other countries are unwilling to raise.
 

US in no 'condition to lecture us' on human rights: Cuba to Donald Trump

In response to President Donald Trump`s announcement that he is reversing the Obama administration`s steps to thaw ties with Cuba, the Castro government has hit back strongly saying the U.S. is in no "condition to lecture us.

Human shield incident 'circumstance-based' not 'standard operating procedure': Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat

Human shield incident 'circumstance-based' not 'standard operating procedure': Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat

General Bipin Rawat assured that violence in valley would be contained as it is limited to some part of South Kashmir.