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UN Security Council puts sanctions on Congo rebels
Posted on 22 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to sanction the leaders of Congo's M23 rebel force, which hours earlier occupied the eastern Congolese city of Goma as U.N. peacekeepers stood by without resisting. But... Read More

Vietnamese journalist sentenced to 4 years in jail
Posted on 10 Sep 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

HANOI Vietnam (AP) - A Vietnamese journalist who bribed a police officer as part of an undercover investigation into corruption was sentenced to four years in prison on Friday, while the officer who accepted the money got a five-year sentence, state... Read More

2nd Tunisian detainee dies after hunger strike
Posted on 20 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

TUNIS Tunisia (AP) - A second suspect in the attack on Tunisia's U.S. embassy died Saturday after months on a hunger strike, his lawyer said. Mohammed Bakhti, a prominent member of the ultraconservative Muslim Salafi movement, was admitted to... Read More

Kashmir won't DNA test mass graves
Posted on 10 Sep 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

SRINAGAR India (AP) - The government of Kashmir has rejected wide-scale DNA testing of bodies in thousands of unmarked graves despite pleas by the families of those who disappeared during two decades of fighting in the restive region. A report by... Read More

US re-elected to UN Human Rights Council seat
Posted on 15 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

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... Read More

UN criticizes Russia over torture allegations
Posted on 27 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Committee Against Torture strongly criticized Russia in a report for failing to investigate widespread allegations of torture and stepping up intimidation and reprisals against human rights advocates and journalists... Read More

Guinea colonel charged 2 years after massacre
Posted on 13 Feb 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

CONAKRY Guinea (AP) - Authorities have charged a Guinean army colonel in connection with a 2009 massacre of pro-democracy demonstrators at a soccer stadium, making him the first high-ranking official to face trial for Full version (available to lexis... Read More

Women shut out of Syria's opposition leadership
Posted on 9 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

DOHA Qatar (AP) - The leadership of Syria's main opposition group in exile is an all-male affair after elections failed to promote a single woman to the decision-making group of 41 members. Some of the female delegates at the Syrian National Council... Read More

PEN writers condemn attacks on Mexico journalists
Posted on 30 Jan 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Several Nobel prize laureates are joining the PEN International writers group in condemning attacks on journalists in Mexico. Mario Vargas Llosa and Toni Morrison are among those participating in a Full version (available to lexis... Read More

Europe mulls banning 'boxes' for abandoned babies
Posted on 26 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

BERLIN (AP) - German pastor Gabriele Stangl says she will never forget the harrowing confession she heard in 1999. A woman said she had been brutally raped, got pregnant and had a baby. Then she killed it and buried it in the woods near Berlin. Stangl... Read More

Rights groups urge Jordan to release publisher
Posted on 30 Apr 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

AMMAN Jordan (AP) - International rights groups urged Jordan Thursday to immediately release the publisher of an online newspaper who was arrested after his website posted an article alleging misconduct by royal officials. Jamal Muhtaseb, the publisher... Read More

Merkel unhappy China blocked lawyer from meeting
Posted on 6 Feb 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

BEIJING (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed regret Saturday that Chinese police blocked a human rights lawyer from meeting her and said the Communist government should have the confidence to allow dissent. The lawyer, Mo Shaoping, said... Read More

Morocco: Jailed Islamist dies after hunger strike
Posted on 21 May 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

RABAT Morocco (AP) - An Algerian Islamist died in a Moroccan jail after a two-month hunger strike protesting torture and his living conditions, rights activists said Sunday. Ahmed Ben Miloud was one of Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers... Read More

58 killed in central Nigeria raids and reprisals
Posted on 9 Jul 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

JOS Nigeria (AP) - Raids and reprisal attacks have left 58 people dead in Christian villages near a Nigerian city where authorities have struggled to contain religious violence, officials said Sunday. Assailants launched "sophisticated attacks"... Read More

Brazil truth commission to probe only junta crimes
Posted on 25 Sep 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

SAO PAOLO (AP) - Brazil's Truth Commission will investigate only human rights abuses committed by the country's former dictatorship, not any crimes committed by opponents of the 1964-1985 regime. The commission said Tuesday on its website... Read More