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Centuries of history, erased with a stroke of a pen

The passing of Myanmar’s Citizenship Law in 1982 stripped the Rohingyas of their citizenship, and rendered them as illegal ‘Bengalis’. Yet the Rohingyan people can lay claim to centuries of their own history in Rakhine, as the following excerpt explains: 522 more words


Updated list of political prisoners in Azerbaijan

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A new list of political prisoners in Azerbaijan has just been published. The list now comprises of 80 names, as compared to the 98 which were included in the list published in August last year. 225 more words

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Guilty by suspicion?

The Island Editorial, May 19, 2015

A defendant must be presumed innocent until he or she is proven guilty. Each and every element of the crime/s a person is charged with must be proved beyond a reasonable doubt before he or she is found guilty and punished. 609 more words

Sri Lanka

La corte sentencia a cinco simpatizantes de Morsi a 18 años de cárcel por 'protestar ilegalmente'

Un tribunal de delitos menores de Alejandría condenó el miércoles a cinco simpatizantes de Morsi a 18 años de cárcel y una multa de 135.000 LE por “protestar ilegal” y por “actos de violencia” .La fiscalía también los acusó de “unirse a un grupo prohibido” y de “mostrar fuerza”. 68 more words


Larudee: Who Are the Starving and Besieged Residents of Yarmouk and Why Are They There?

Apr 21, 2015, Dissident Voice

-Paul Larudee

There are many illusions about what is happening to the Yarmouk district of Damascus and its Palestinian refugee population. 1,846 more words


Biased Reporting on Syria in the Service of War

By Rick Sterling | CounterPunch | April 20, 2015

It has been confirmed that TV journalist Richard Engel’s kidnapping/rescue in norther Syria in late 2012 was a…

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United States

Using "human rights" to slander Israel

Human Wrongs Rights Watch is at least as bad, if not worse, than the Human Wrongs Rights Council of the UN.  They concentrate on Israel’s alleged misdeeds with a microscope, magnify them and broadcast them worldwide, thereby inciting the masses to anti-Israel protests and hatred, which are then quickly followed by real anti-Semitic violence as we have seen throughout this year on the streets of Europe. 911 more words