Report: Female farmworkers suffer sex abuse

FRESNO Calif. (AP) - Female farmworkers across the United States are commonly sexually harassed and assaulted, in part because their immigration status makes them fearful of calling police, according to a report being released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch. The survey by the international rights...

House panel passes bill on Russian human rights

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Foreign Relations Committee voted Thursday to penalize Russian human rights violators in a measure that could complicate efforts to normalize trade relations between the two countries. The legislation, approved by voice vote, imposes visa bans and freezes the assets of...

US: Ex-Mexico leader immune from Conn. lawsuit

HARTFORD Conn. (AP) - Former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo should be immune from a lawsuit filed in Connecticut over the 1997 killings of 45 people in a Mexican village, the U.S. State Department said in a court filing. Zedillo, who is now an international studies professor at Yale University...

Prominent Myanmar activist cancels trip to US

YANGON Myanmar (AP) - A prominent Myanmar activist said Saturday that he is canceling a trip to the United States to receive a democracy award, to show solidarity with more than a dozen fellow activists whose applications for Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

US re-elected to UN Human Rights Council seat

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United States was re-elected Monday to another three-year term on the U.N. Human Rights Council in the only contested election for the organization's top human rights body. The U.S. was competing with four countries for three open seats belonging to the Western Group...