(AP) - Tony Nicklinson, paralyzed and unable to speak, found life so unbearable
he wanted to die. On Wednesday, the 58-year-old Briton got his wish. His family
said he died of Full
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CITY (AP) - Mexico's Supreme Court on Tuesday declared unconstitutional a key
portion of a military law that has broadened the influence of military courts
and angered civilian victims seeking justice. The 8-2 ruling said Full
Bahrain (AP) - A Bahrain judge on Thursday overturned a conviction against a
prominent human rights campaigner for posting alleged anti-government comments
on social media, but the activist remained jailed while appealing another
Myanmar (AP) - A court in Myanmar has sentenced two United Nations staff
members to prison terms for their alleged involvement in a spate of bloody
communal violence in the west of the country in June, the world body said
Monday. The punishments...
(AP) - Britain's High Court on Thursday rejected an attempt by a man who has
locked-in syndrome to overturn the country's euthanasia law by refusing to
legally allow doctors to end his life. Tony Nicklinson had a stroke in 2005
Bahrain (AP) - A prominent Bahraini human rights activist was found guilty
Thursday of instigating and participating in several illegal gatherings and
sentenced to three years in jail. The unexpectedly stiff sentence against
Nabeel Rajab will...
Myanmar (AP) - Myanmar's government has formed a commission to investigate the
causes of recent sectarian violence in which at least 83 people were killed. President
Thein Sein's website announced the commission Friday, more than two...
(AP) - Israel's military prosecutor dropped a manslaughter charge against a
soldier initially suspected of killing a Palestinian woman and her daughter
during Israel's war against Gaza militants nearly four years ago, a defense
Honduras (AP) - Honduran Foreign Minister Arturo Corrales said Monday that the
country is cooperating with the U.S. investigation into allegations that the
new national police chief once ran a death squad and that no U.S. funds are
France (AP) - The camps weren't much to begin with: They had no electricity or
running water. Grocery carts served as makeshift grills. Rats ran rampant and
fleas gnawed on young and old alike. But they were home and they were better...
Jordan (AP) - Prominent Jordanian political analyst and government critic Labib
Kamhawi said Wednesday that he may face prosecution and even jail for inciting
revolt and defaming Jordan's King Abdullah II, but he denied any wrongdoing and...
CITY (AP) - Human rights groups were jubilant Friday after Mexico's Supreme
Court moved to turn military human rights violations over to civilian courts, a
blow to a military justice system accused of covering up cases of soldiers
(AP) - Belarus' top security agency the KGB has summoned a Swedish advertising
team for questioning after the group air-dropped hundreds of parachute-wearing
teddy bears that carried pro-human rights messages onto the Full
Kazakhstan (AP) - Supporters of Kazakhstan opposition leader Vladimir Kozlov
said Saturday that his trial on charges of seeking to overthrow the Central
Asian nation's government is set to begin next week. Kozlov's wife, Aliya
(AP) - Human rights lawyers say Israel's Justice Ministry is making it tough
for Palestinians and migrants to file suit in an Israeli court. Under an
amended regulation taking effect Sept. 1, petitioners must include their
Senegal (AP) - Human rights groups are calling on a foundation named for a late
U.S. civil rights leader to cancel an upcoming summit in Equatorial Guinea, where
the government is accused of torturing political opponents and other human
CITY (AP) - A coalition of activist groups says it oppose burying 49
unidentified bodies found in northern Mexico in paupers' graves. The groups say
that foreign experts and foreign relatives of disappeared people should be
given a chance...
DELHI (AP) - For more than 15 years, activist Himanshu Kumar worked to bring
food and health programs to the largely tribal areas of the Indian state of
Chattisgarh, the epicenter of a Maoist rebellion against the government. But in
Ivory Coast (AP) - A group of traditional hunters known for policing western
Ivory Coast is now being implicated in a gruesome attack on a camp for
displaced people, where at least six residents were killed after an angry mob
set tents ablaze...
Peru (AP) - Peruvians are reacting with widespread anger to a Supreme Court
ruling that could allow the imminent release of military death squad members
who took part in notorious 1990s killings under the Full
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Congo (AP) - Soldiers backed by U.N. helicopter gunships battled rebels around
a strategic army garrison near a mountain gorilla reserve in eastern Congo, as
thousands of people continued to flee a 3-month-old rebellion allegedly backed
(AP) - A Chinese appeals court Friday threw out a fraud conviction against a
rights activist who has fought on behalf of people forcibly evicted from their
homes, but it upheld a separate conviction against Ni Yulan for causing Full
Yemen (AP) - Thousands of Yemenis rallied the capital Sanaa on Saturday, urging
authorities to release 117 protesters arrested during the yearlong popular
uprising against former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Activist Fathi al-Baadani
Philippines (AP) - The Philippines' human rights commission said Monday that it
would investigate a report by the military that it has exhumed a mass grave
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Myanmar (AP) - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she will accept
an award in the United States in September, setting up a new round of
international accolades for the Nobel Peace laureate and former political
prisoner who was...