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  • If Brazil cares about its legacy, it won't silence World Cup protesters

    If Brazil cares about its legacy, it won't silence World Cup protesters
    Brazilian officials want the world to believe that there’s nothing extraordinary about the strikes and protests that have vexed the country in the year leading up to the 2014 World Cup. “I would say it’s almost natural,” said...
  • Three Al Jazeera Journalists Convicted To Prison Terms In Egypt

    A Cairo court on Monday convicted three Al Jazeera English journalists on charges of conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood in the ruling of a closely watched case discussed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday during his state visit with new...
  • Egypt sentences 3 journalists to prison, drawing international outcry

    An Egyptian judge on Monday sentenced three journalists for the Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera to between seven and 10 years in prison on terrorism-related charges, stunning their supporters and raising an immediate outcry from human rights...
  • Sudan frees Christian woman sentenced to death for apostasy

    A Christian woman in Sudan sentenced to death last month for apostasy was released Monday after her conviction was overturned by Khartoum’s appeal court, according to her lawyer. The court Monday ordered Meriam Yehya Ibrahim's release after...
  • Nigeria investigating possible mass kidnapping: source

    Nigeria investigating possible mass kidnapping: source
    Nigerian security forces are investigating a possible mass kidnapping of villagers in the northeast state of Borno where Boko Haram Islamist militants abducted more than 200 schoolgirls two months ago, a security source said on Tuesday. If confirmed,...
  • Sudanese Christian woman freed from death row temporarily detained

    Sudanese Christian woman freed from death row temporarily detained
    A  Christian woman in Sudan freed from death row Monday was temporarily detained a day later after trying to leave the country with her family, according to reports from Khartoum, Sudan. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, sentenced to hang last month for...
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  • Sudanese Christian woman detained yet again

    A Sudanese Christian woman freed from death row Monday after an appeals court in Khartoum overturned convictions for apostasy and adultery has again been detained by Sudanese authorities, who accuse her of forging travel documents. Meriam Ibrahim, 27,...
  • Prominent female activist killed in Libya

    Prominent female activist killed in Libya
    A prominent Libyan activist who had become an international face of her strife-torn country's efforts to build a democracy was assassinated by gunmen who stormed her home in the restive eastern city of Benghazi shortly after casting her ballot in the...
  • Irvine council rejects changes to Friendship Cities program

    A split vote of the Irvine council this week sent proposed amendments to the city's suspended Friendship Cities program back to the city manager's office for revisions. The changes pertained to a country's human rights record and came about in...
  • Egyptian official denies torture, says prison is like a hotel

    Despite widespread and consistent accounts of abuses in Egyptian prisons, a senior Interior Ministry official insisted there was no such maltreatment occurring, and likened jailhouse conditions to a hotel stay. Egypt’s penal institutions, together...
  • Huntington Beach High students tackle tough topics

    Huntington Beach High students tackle tough topics
    Huntington Beach High School students recently took time to educate peers and parents about human rights problems and how to make their campus safer. Bullying, human trafficking, sexual abuse and other topics were discussed May 30 at the school's fourth...