That’s the number of people who could fit in a train carriage having as much stuff as half the people on the planet
First vote for regime that ousted Morsi in July coup
Amnesty International alarmed at reported spike in executions, mostly for alleged drug offenses
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
They Are Among Seven Nominees For Coveted Sakharov Prize
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.