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Human Rights Watch: Polisario generally respects rights in Western Sahara refugee camps (FOX NEWS)

Contrary to claims by Morocco, there are few rights abuses at refugee camps run by the pro-independence Polisario movement in Western Sahara, Human Rights Watch said Saturday in a new report.

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Kosmos Energy’s drilling for oil in occupied Western Sahara A PLATFORM FOR CONFLICT (WSRW REPORT)

The newly built drillship ‘Atwood Achiever’ is moving at a steady pace around the south coast of the African continent. It is on its way to undertake a highly controversial operation.

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UN Human Rights Council adopts resolution supporting LGBT rights

Last Friday, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution affirming LGBT rights are human rights.

In the resolution, which is a follow up to the 2011 resolution on the same topic, the UNHRC expresses concerns about violence and discrimination against LGBT people. 266 more words

Shari‘a Law Is Threatening LGBT Rights Across Muslim-Majority Southeast Asia

Growing religious conservatism is threatening LGTB rights in Muslim-majority nations across Southeast Asia, say activists, with a new report claiming serious abuses against Malaysia’s transgender community. 669 more words

Chinese firms exporting tools of torture, says Amnesty

A growing number of Chinese companies are exporting “tools of torture” such as electric shock batons and spiked metal batons, Amnesty International says in a report. 408 more words