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Chavez rejects report citing rights violations
Posted on 26 Feb 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

CARACAS, Venezuela – (AP) President Hugo Chavez said Thursday that Venezuela should boycott the Organization of American States' human rights body, saying the panel wrongly accused his government of political repression. Chavez took issue... Read More

Amnesty calls for more freedom in Cuba
Posted on 18 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

HAVANA – (AP) The human rights group Amnesty international appealed to Cuban President Raul Castro to release political prisoners and scrap laws that restrict fundamental freedoms, using the seventh anniversary of a major crackdown on dissent to... Read More

Rights groups warn of Web use by racists
Posted on 19 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

VIENNA – (AP) Three European human rights organizations are warning that social networking sites are being used to spread racist and xenophobic views especially among young people. In a statement the groups express alarm over an "ever-increasing"... Read More

NKorea to try American for illegal entry
Posted on 22 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

SEOUL, South Korea – (AP) North Korea said Monday that it will put an American on trial for illegally entering the country from China. State-run media identified him as 30-year-old Aijalon Mahli Gomes, of Boston, and said "his crime has... Read More

UN expert: No. Korean farm controls causing hunger
Posted on 15 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

GENEVA – (APINTL) North Korea should let farms produce freely and allow food to be sold in local markets because the communist government cannot provide enough food for its people, a U.N. human rights investigator urged Monday. Vitit Muntarbhorn... Read More

NKorean executed for sneaking news out
Posted on 5 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

SEOUL, South Korea – (AP) A North Korean firing squad publicly executed a factory worker for sneaking news out of the reclusive communist country via his illicit mobile phone, Seoul-based radio said Thursday. The armaments factory worker was... Read More

NKoreans seek asylum at South consulate: activist
Posted on 9 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

SEOUL, South Korea – (AP) Two North Koreans who fled poor conditions at a Russian logging camp and later worked odd jobs sought asylum Tuesday at the South Korean consulate in an eastern Russian city, according to a human rights activist and news... Read More

Trial begins over death of US activist in Gaza
Posted on 10 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

HAIFA, Israel – (AP) The family of an American activist who was fatally crushed by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza accused the Israeli military of whitewashing its investigation into the death Wednesday in opening a civil case against Israel. The... Read More

China defends itself against Britain rights report
Posted on 18 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BEIJING – (APINTL) China on Thursday defended itself against Britain's newly released annual report on human rights, calling its accusations "a political show." Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told a regular news conference... Read More

Sweden labels mass killing of Armenians genocide
Posted on 12 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

STOCKHOLM – (AP) Sweden's parliament narrowly approved a resolution Thursday recognizing the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in Turkey as genocide, prompting the Turkish government to recall its ambassador in protest. The measure passed with... Read More

Press group: 8 reporters kidnapped in Mexican city
Posted on 11 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

MEXICO CITY – (AP) Eight journalists were kidnapped in a northern Mexican border city over a period of two weeks in a wave of abductions unprecedented in the Western Hemisphere, the Inter-American Press Association reported. The group said Wednesday... Read More

Arms embargo violations hurt Darfur peace effort
Posted on 5 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

UNITED NATIONS – (APINTL) U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice warned Thursday that recent fighting and "the blatant disregard" of a U.N. arms embargo in Darfur are undermining peace efforts in the region. Heavy fighting between government forces... Read More

British journalist to be held in Gaza 15 more days
Posted on 1 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

GAZA CITY Gaza Strip – (APINTL) A Gaza court extended the detention of a British journalist held in a jail in the Hamas-run Palestinian strip for another 15 days after military prosecutors said they needed more time to interrogate him, officials... Read More

UN: Asia-Pacific lags on women's rights
Posted on 8 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

NEW DELHI – (APINTL) Nearly 100 million women across Asia have "disappeared" because of a huge and growing gender gap that has fatally deprived them of access to health care and food and has led to widespread abortions of female fetuses... Read More

Myanmar guerrilla chief warns of war ahead of vote
Posted on 19 Mar 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

BANGKOK – (APINTL) The head of Myanmar's largest guerrilla army warned Friday that the risk of armed conflict between powerful ethnic minority groups and the military regime is at its highest level in more than two decades as contentious national... Read More

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