(STRASBOURG, France) — The secret network of black site prisons across Europe that the CIA used to interrogate terror suspects is getting a rare public hearing Tuesday at Europe’s human rights court.
Lawyers for two terror suspects currently held by the U.S. in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, accuse Poland of human rights abuses. They say …
Tawakul Karman donates $500,000 to Yemen uprising victims
Human Rights Watch calls recent years “one of China’s major crackdowns on activists and free expression”
Erich Priebke evaded capture for his war crimes for 50 years
Malala Yousafzai has been declared the winner of an award for female defenders of human rights in war and conflict. The 16-year-old from Pakistan was due to accept the 2013 RAW in WAR (Reach All Women in WAR) Anna Politkovskaya Award at a London-based ceremony on Oct. 4.
The award is named after Politkovskaya, a Russian human rights …
Australia’s new policy of turning back the boats has left asylum seekers in a desperate, deadening limbo
Inmates Starved, Tortured, Forced To Drown Babies
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Another million could be added before the end of the year
Yasiin Bey, better known by his previous stage name Mos Def, can’t handle a Gitmo force-feeding, but he’s willing to give it a try. The rapper and actor agreed to participate in a project to demonstrate what it’s like to be a Guantanamo Bay prisoner on a hunger strike.
UK-based human rights group Reprieve teamed up with Bafta …
France’s leftist-controlled legislature passes law legalizing marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples, but the deep division the measure produced across France will linger.
Mohammed Al-Qahtani and Abdullah Al-Hamid, two prominent Saudi human rights activists, were handed 10-year prison sentences this weekend, concluding a trial that began in June 2012, and has since gained international attention.
Al-Qahtani, an economics professor, has been an outspoken critic of the Saudi judicial system and monarchy. …
Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds have fled their country’s brutal and increasingly sectarian civil war for refuge across the border in the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan. The conditions at the Domiz camp may be squalid, …