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  • 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....
  • Amnesty International: Mali facing its worst crisis in 50 years

     
    Mali is confronting its worst challenge since independence in 1960, according to London-based rights group Amnesty International in a report released Wednesday, with a severe humanitarian emergency, human rights abuses by rebel militias in the north,...
  • West African troops in Guinea-Bissau to restore order after coup

     
    A West African bloc is sending hundreds of troops to the tiny nation of Guinea-Bissau, part of a regional attempt to restore order after the latest military coup in its tumultuous history....
  • Women on Cannes red carpet -- but not in directors' chairs

     
    Jane Fonda and Alec Baldwin were there on the red carpet. Marilyn Monroe made an appearance -- if only on a poster. There was even an improbable camel. But one thing was glaringly missing at the Cannes Film Festival as it kicked off Wednesday in a...
  • U.S. escalates clandestine war in Yemen

     
    In an escalation of America’s clandestine war in Yemen, a small contingent of U.S. troops is providing targeting data for Yemeni airstrikes as government forces battle to dislodge Al Qaeda militants and other insurgents in the country’s...
  • 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,...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Raphael Saadiq, Moby booked for free Century City concerts

     
    The heavy commercial district that is Century City will be getting an injection of rock 'n' roll this summer. In conjunction with the upcoming exhibit “Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present,” KCRW-FM has revealed...
  • 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...