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  • 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...
  • Rights group reports alarming rise in abductions, torture in Ukraine

    Rights group reports alarming rise in abductions, torture in Ukraine
    A human rights investigation team sent into eastern Ukraine by Amnesty International found "graphic and compelling evidence of savage beatings and other torture," primarily at the hands of pro-Russia separatists, the London-based rights organization ...
  • Egypt to investigate claim that police detainee was tortured

    Egypt to investigate claim that police detainee was tortured
    Egypt's Interior Ministry will investigate the alleged torture of a detainee at a Cairo police station, local newspapers reported Tuesday amid growing accusations of abuse in Egyptian prisons and detention facilities. The investigation was prompted by...
  • 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...
  • Tom Zirpoli: Movements start by simply caring

    Who would have thought that a simple tweet could focus the world's attention on a crisis in a remote part of the world? But #BringBackOurGirls, a message of outrage over the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian girls from their schools and homes, has done...
  • 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...
  • Pictures in the News | May 21, 2014

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in New York, where the National 9/11 Flag is carried by firefighters to the 9/11 Memorial Museum. The flag was flying from a building near the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. It was later found shredded in the...
  • 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...
  • China begins crackdown on Tiananmen observances, news coverage

    With Wednesday’s 25th anniversary of China’s crackdown on pro-democracy student protesters fast approaching, authorities are trying to block foreign journalists from reporting about the event and detaining others who seek to commemorate it....
  • Egyptian activist, 23 others get 15 years in jail for political dissent

    A criminal court on Wednesday handed down a 15-year jail term for a leading figure in the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak in connection with a protest last year against the military-backed government. It was the first such verdict under new Egyptian...