US bars some Venezuelan officials accused of rights abuse

The United States has slapped travel bans on a number of Venezuelan government officials accused of being behind human rights abuses, a senior US diplomat said Wednesday, amid growing tensions between the two countries.

‘Pakistan must hold Musharraf accountable for rights abuse’

Pakistan must hold former military ruler Pervez Musharraf accountable for all human rights violations committed during his rule, Amnesty International has said.

463 complaints of rights abuse in J&K during 2011-12

J&K Human Rights Commission has received 463 complaints of rights abuse including 2011-12 in the state.

S Korean PM`s department searched over rights abuse

South Korean prosecutors raided the
Prime Minister`s department on Friday over allegations that its
officials conducted an illegal investigation into a government

US slams China for `poor` rights record, Beijing hits back

US on Friday slammed China for its "poor" human rights record of repressing Tibetans and other ethnic minorities, prompting an angry reaction from Beijing, which accused Washington of hypocrisy.

Rights abuse reports surface on Nepal`s festival of lights

As Nepal on Friday began celebrating its five-day festival of lights, the merry-making was marred by human rights groups resurrecting tales of unpunished killings and torture.

Russia must speak out on rights abuses: Clinton

US Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton today urged Russia to take a stronger line on rights
abuses, saying it was time for the government to speak out
against killings and wrongful detentions.