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'Sad sick man'! Human Rights Watch head: Not all Hamas tunnels are 'rights violation'

Ladies and gentlemen, presenting Kenneth Roth:

Tunnels used to attack or capture civilians is a rights violation. Tunnels used to attack or capture soldiers isn't. …

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Rights group: Syria using barrel bombs, defying UN

BEIRUT – The Syrian government is still indiscriminately bombing civilians with explosives-filled barrels in defiance of a U.N. Security Council resolution, an international human rights group said Wednesday. 278 more words

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Ukraine rebel chief Igor Bezler threatens to execute interviewer

Nicknamed the Demon, leader said to be behind the downing of MH17 ends rare interview after exploding into a rage and shouting: “Don’t think I won’t shoot you”!

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July 29: Corn Flour

The Carvajal saga continued to unfold today after allegations that the Venezuelan government threatened Aruba into releasing the suspected drug trafficker. Aruban attorney general Peter Blanken made it clear that… 543 more words

Venezuela

Report Finds NSA Surveillance Harming Journalism and Law

Report Finds NSA Surveillance Harming Journalism and Law
Source: ACLU and Human Rights Watch

Large-scale U.S. surveillance is seriously hampering U.S.-based journalists and lawyers in their work, the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch said in a joint report released today.

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Legal And Law Enforcement

Report says surveillance is hampering journalists

NEW YORK (AP) — Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say. 616 more words

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