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Egyptians Overwhelmingly Endorse Military-Backed Constitution
First vote for regime that ousted Morsi in July coup
Amnesty: Iran Has Executed 40 People So Far This Year
Amnesty International alarmed at reported spike in executions, mostly for alleged drug offenses
Nobel Peace Laureate Gives Away Prize Money
Tawakul Karman donates $500,000 to Yemen uprising victims
China to Defend Human-Rights Record to U.N.
Human Rights Watch calls recent years “one of China’s major crackdowns on activists and free expression”
Nazi War Criminal Dies at 100 in Italy
Erich Priebke evaded capture for his war crimes for 50 years
Malala Yousafzai Receives Women’s Human Rights Award
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 …
The Ones That Didn’t Make It: Australia-Bound Refugees Languish in Indonesia
Australia’s new policy of turning back the boats has left asylum seekers in a desperate, deadening limbo
UN Investigators: “Unspeakable Atrocities” in North Korean Prison Camps
Inmates Starved, Tortured, Forced To Drown Babies
E.U. Nominates Malala, Snowden for Top Human Rights Prize
They Are Among Seven Nominees For Coveted Sakharov Prize
Syrian Refugees Breach 2 Million Mark
Another million could be added before the end of the year
Mos Def, a.k.a. Yasiin Bey, Submits to Gitmo-Style Force-Feeding
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 Legalizes Gay Marriage Despite Vocal and Angry Opposition
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.