Syrian Attorney Mohammed Haj
Hussein is attempting to create an impartial legal system in territory held by
rebels. The goal is to provide justice that has been lacking in President
Bashar al-Assad's authoritarian regime.
On a positive note...
Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan authorities began trying the country's most famous
judge in absentia Wednesday while she refused to enter the courtroom alleging
violations of her rights. Coming nearly three years after her arrest, the trial...
(AP) - A leading Cuban opposition figure said Thursday that he and another dissident
were threatened, and in one case attacked, by people they took to be
intelligence agents in separate incidents on the same day. Elizardo Sanchez
said two plainclothes...
CITY (AP) - Human rights groups say they found hundreds of women and children
subjected to sexual and physical abuse at a public psychiatric hospital in
Guatemala's capital. The Human Rights Office of the Archbishop of Guatemala led
you are a young woman living in Nigeria. Living in poverty without an education
or vocational skills, your choices are limited.
How will you
If you're a
single mother, a popular option is to work as a prostitute. Don't...
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
(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