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  • The good and the bad of the Snowden case

    Former national security contractor Edward Snowden and his WikiLeaks allies deserve credit for triggering a much-needed campaign to make U.S. government surveillance programs more transparent. But they would be much more credible if they aimed their...
  • Turkey's Erdogan issues 'last' warning to Istanbul protesters

    Turkey's Erdogan issues 'last' warning to Istanbul protesters
    ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday issued what he said was a final warning: The protesters in Gezi Park would be removed within 24 hours, he told a meeting of his Justice and Development Party in the capital,...
  • Activists urge Obama to speak out on Mexico's human rights record

    MEXICO CITY -- Activists are attempting to spotlight human rights issues during President Obama's visit this week to Mexico, urging him to publicly condemn what they describe as Mexico’s abysmal record of torture, killings and forced...
  • Release Report On CIA's Use Of Torture

    Release Report On CIA's Use Of Torture
    When I was a child, my parents made me and my brother say grace before meals. My mother is a preacher in the United Methodist Church, and my faith is part of my daily life. We often thanked God for our country. We expressed gratitude for our government...
  • Iran will investigate blogger's death in custody 'if necessary'

     
    An Iranian parliamentary panel will investigate the death in custody of a young Iranian blogger, Sattar Beheshti, "if necessary," according to a lawmaker quoted by an Iranian news agency....
  • Former prosecutor hails Charles Taylor guilty verdict

     
    Founding prosecutor the the Special Court for Sierra Leone, David M. Crane, hails Charles Taylor's guilty verdict for war crimes: David M. Crane, founding prosecutor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, said Thursday’s conviction of former...
  • Russian gay activist fined for promoting homosexuality

     
    The founder of the Moscow gay pride movement was convicted Friday of promoting homsexuality and fined $167 in the first prosecution under a controversial new St. Petersburg municipal law that human rights activists have denounced as homophobic....
  • China and U.S. face choices in Chen case, none perfect

     
    No resolution to the diplomatic challenges facing the United States and China over what happens to blind dissident Chen Guangcheng is likely to both ease Chinese embarrassment and cast the Obama administration as a staunch defender of human rights,...
  • Solitary-confinement inmates threaten new hunger strike

     
    Self-declared inmate leaders within California's toughest prison wing are threatening renewed protests over the state's inmate isolation policies....
  • Human rights activists doubt China will protect Chen Guangcheng

     
    Human rights activists cast doubt Wednesday on whether China would hold to its assurances to protect escaped dissident Chen Guangcheng, worried for his safety after his departure from the U.S. Embassy....
  • Jailed dissidents in Bahrain granted new trials

     
    A Bahraini activist who has refused food for months and a score of others convicted of plotting against the Persian Gulf state were granted retrials Monday, meeting a key demand of human rights groups who have argued that the military trials carried out...
  • Kadafi spy chief sent to Libya amid worries about fair trial

     
    Mauritania shipped the man who served as spy chief to deposed Libyan strongman Moammar Kadafi off to Libya on Wednesday, where the Libyan prime minister assured reporters he would get a fair trial, according to local and international media....