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Guerrero: soldiers and policemen burst into the La Concepción Commmunity after a Cecop assembly in which the case of Marco Antonio Muñoz Suástegui was reported on

On August 3, soldiers and policemen burst into the La Concepción Community, where the Council of Ejidos and Communities Opposed to La Parota Dam (Cecop) had just finished their weekly meeting. 307 more words

Human Rights

Fighting human rights abuses in Lebanon

Several floors under the busy Adlieh intersection in east Beirut, hundreds of people suffer harsh interrogation and torture in a makeshift detention centre.

It is a place unknown to many – thousands of commuters pass over the site every day. 323 more words

Torture

Attacks against journalists should concern us all

The appalling murder of a US journalist, and the reported continued detention of another kidnapped by ISIS has again underscored the risks that journalists around the world face. 1,015 more words

Freedom Of Expression

Out of the bedroom and into the streets: A snapshot of LGBTQ rights in Canada from 1969

When Pierre Trudeau made the famous statement that, “there’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation”, he was talking about homosexuality. Trudeau was speaking to the press about his highly controversial and sweeping… 788 more words

Supreme Court

[From the web] Palparan Arrest End of Aquino Apathy on Philippines Impunity? By Carlos H. Conde

Dispatches: Palparan Arrest End of Aquino Apathy on Philippines Impunity?
By Carlos H. Conde

Philippine authorities did something extraordinary on Tuesday: in the early morning hours they arrested a former senior security forces official implicated in serious human rights violations. 432 more words

Human Rights