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  • Vietnam frees two more political activists

    (Reuters) - Vietnam has freed two more political dissidents, making it three activists released in the space of a week, as pressure increases on the communist government to stop jailing its critics. Nguyen Tien Trung, a 30-year-old blogger, was freed...
  • Accusation of FBI spying stalls 9/11 hearing

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba A military judge abruptly recessed the first 9/11 trial hearing of the year Monday after defense lawyers accused the FBI in open court of trying to turn a defense team security officer into a secret informant. If true,...
  • Egypt brushes aside criticism of latest anti-terror measures

    Egypt brushes aside criticism of latest anti-terror measures
    CAIRO — Egypt on Saturday sharply rejected a prominent human rights group’s criticism of two tough new draft anti-terror laws. The measures, which have yet to be signed into law by interim President Adly Mansour, so sweepingly define...
  • Judge rejects video evidence in Egypt's Al Jazeera case

    Judge rejects video evidence in Egypt's Al Jazeera case
    CAIRO – Video evidence submitted Thursday by Egyptian prosecutors at the trial for Al Jazeera journalists on terrorism-related charges left the defendants and their lawyers baffled and was rejected by the judge. Australian correspondent Peter...
  • Amnesty International should not endorse policy to legalize prostitution

    Amnesty International should not endorse policy to legalize prostitution
    Natalie Bauer Communications Director Office of Attorney General Lisa Madigan 312-814-4947 (direct) 312-636-5691 (cell) @natalie_bauer During its annual meeting this week in Chicago, Amnesty International is set to decide whether it should...
  • Boycott mirrors prevailing sentiment in the U.N. and other global bodies

    SAN FRANCISCO The 5,000 member American Studies Association voted last December to join the academic boycott of Israel, the third scholarly group in the United States to do so in 2013. Their decision was both reasonable and commendable. The call for...
  • Venezuela opposition deputy barred from congress after having seat stripped

    BOGOTA, Colombia In the latest affront to Venezuela's bruised opposition, Deputy Maria Corina Machado on Tuesday was barred from entering the National Assembly as the government said she was no longer a public official. The action against Machado, a...
  • Farmer who used donkey to depict Egypt's Sisi gets six-month sentence

    Farmer who used donkey to depict Egypt's Sisi gets six-month sentence
    CAIRO – An Egyptian court has sentenced a farmer to six months in jail for dressing up his donkey last year to depict then-army chief Gen. Abdel Fattah Sisi, who left his military post last week to run for the presidency. Omar Aboul Magd, 31,...
  • In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out

    In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa — When South African airport officials threatened to send Dr. Paul Semugoma back to his native Uganda, he shook with fear. Semugoma, an outspoken gay activist, was determined to remain in this country, where he has lived...
  • City Lights: Trying to understand genocide

    City Lights: Trying to understand genocide
    If you've ever been to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, you may recall the installation that tracks the rise of the Third Reich in Germany. One of the early scenes depicts an outdoor cafe in Berlin in the early 1930s where customers talk casually...
  • FIFA must stop quibbling over Qatar workers

    ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA needs to stop ducking its responsibility in relation to the labor rights situation in 2022 World Cup host nation Qatar and start looking for solutions, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. "We are still hearing protestations...
  • Egypt sentences group of 529 to death

    Egypt sentences group of 529 to death
    CAIRO — Even by the baroque standard being set by the Egyptian judiciary under the nearly 9-month-old military-backed government, the scene that unfolded Monday in a courthouse south of the capital was extraordinary: 529 defendants simultaneously...