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China tightens security around Tiananmen on anniversary of crackdown

The anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown is not spoken of openly in China and will not be formally marked by the government, which ramped up censorship in the run-up and quashed open discussion of the violence.

Jun 04, 2019, 10:27 AM IST

DNA: Non Stop News, March 22nd, 2019

This segment of DNA brings to you important stories of the day. Watch this video for more info.

Mar 22, 2019, 22:06 PM IST

SC issues notice to Modi govt over Army kids plea

SC issues notice to Modi govt over Army kids plea. Daughters of two army officers have moved the Supreme Court seeking formulation of a policy to protect human rights of security forces personnel. Watch this video to know more.

Feb 25, 2019, 13:30 PM IST

Army kids move Supreme Court, seek policy to protect human rights of security personnel

Daughters of two army officers have moved the Supreme Court seeking formulation of a policy to protect human rights of security forces personnel. Watch this video to know more.

Feb 25, 2019, 10:18 AM IST

US senators denounce human rights abuses in China

Although China vehemently denies it, Beijing has often been accused of violating basic principles of human rights - especially of minority communities.

Oct 06, 2018, 07:10 AM IST

India regrets UN human rights chief's remarks on Kashmir

"The people of Kashmir have exactly the same rights to justice and dignity as people all over the world, and we urge the authorities to respect them," she said.

Sep 12, 2018, 13:17 PM IST

Saudi Arabia pushes for death penalty for woman activist

Israa al-Ghomgham has been charged with inciting crowds during anti-government protests.

Aug 24, 2018, 07:35 AM IST

UN human rights report on Jammu and Kashmir is mischievous, India must react strongly

It is not enough for India to merely protest the report. It must take stronger action against UN personnel who peddle the ISI narrative.

Jul 18, 2018, 14:23 PM IST

Nicaragua students freed from church after violent night; one killed

Catholic bishops on Saturday secured the release of dozens of Nicaraguan student protesters trapped overnight inside in a church under a hail of gunfire from armed pro-government supporters, who killed at least one person inside, a human rights group said.

Jul 15, 2018, 15:44 PM IST

Constitution in danger, human rights at risk, says Goa Archbishop

A "new trend" of mono-culturalism, which demands uniformity in what and how one eats, dresses, lives and even worships, is putting human rights at risk, said the Goa Archbishop.

Jun 04, 2018, 23:39 PM IST

Suspected Russian jets kill at least 20 near Syrian capital: Residents

Suspected Russian jets killed at least 20 people and wounded dozens early on Thursday when they dropped bombs on two residential buildings in a besieged rebel enclave east of the Syrian capital, residents and a war monitor said.

Jan 04, 2018, 13:04 PM IST

23 civilians killed in Syria, most in Russian air strikes: Monitor

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP that 18 people were killed by Russian strikes in the town of Misraba, while the remainder died in shelling from government forces.

Jan 04, 2018, 07:17 AM IST

Myanmar should commit to respect for human rights, says Pope

Pope Francis said on Tuesday that Myanmar is suffering from civil conflict and hostilities.

Nov 28, 2017, 17:06 PM IST

UN rights team to visit Mexico after journalist murders

The United Nations said on Thursday a group of experts on freedom of expression will visit Mexico at the end of November to assess the safety of journalists in the country, one of the most dangerous in the world for reporters.

Nov 24, 2017, 10:45 AM IST

Activists fear more crackdowns in Xi Jinping's 'new era'

When President Xi Jinping was handed a second term at the helm of the Communist Party this week, he said China had entered a "new era". But human rights activists expect the same old crackdowns.

Oct 27, 2017, 11:30 AM IST

James Mattis says Philippine troops upheld rights in Marawi battle

US Defence Secretary James Mattis on Wednesday praised the Philippine military for upholding human rights in a five-month battle against pro-Islamic State group militants in a southern city.

Oct 25, 2017, 18:18 PM IST

Kenya rights group: 37 killed in protests after August elections

At least 37 people were killed in three days of protests following disputed national elections in Kenya on Aug. 8, a Kenya rights group said on Monday, the highest figure yet given for deaths over the period. 

Oct 09, 2017, 16:15 PM IST

Mexico says last body found in rubble after quake

Emergency workers pulled the last victim's body today from the rubble of Mexico's September 19 earthquake, officials said, as the country turned to rebuilding after a disaster that claimed more than 360 lives.

Oct 04, 2017, 23:59 PM IST

UN calls on Spain to investigate referendum violence

The UN rights chief said on Monday he was "very disturbed" by the violence during the banned independence referendum in the Spanish region of Catalonia and urged Madrid to investigate any possible misconduct. 

Oct 02, 2017, 20:53 PM IST

Watchdog urges UN inquiry into Iran recruiting Afghan kids to fight in Syria

A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report today revealed that Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has been recruiting Afghan immigrant children, as young as 14, to fight in Syria and urged the United Nations to investigate the matter.

Oct 01, 2017, 20:34 PM IST