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A clean water solution for Bangladesh's arsenic poisoning crisis - BBC News


Human Rights Watch says up to 20 million people are at risk from arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh where millions of people have suffered from what it calls “the biggest mass poisoning in human history”. 34 more words

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Austria: Court Allows Marriage Equality - Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Discriminatory

The Austrian Constitutional Court’s ruling on December 4, 2017, that a ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional is a powerful victory for equal marriage rights, Human Rights Watch has said. 558 more words

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HRW Urgess Mauritania To Reject Draft Death Penalty Law

(Tunis) – Human Right Watch (HRW)j says Mauritanian deputies should reject a new draft law that would make the death penalty mandatory for the crime of “insulting” or “mocking” God, the Quran, or the Prophet Muhammad. 713 more words

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[From the web] Philippine Authorities Disclose Drug Suspect’s HIV Status Privacy Breach Highlights Discrimination Against People with HIV -HRW

Philippine Authorities Disclose Drug Suspect’s HIV Status
Privacy Breach Highlights Discrimination Against People with HIV

By Carlos H. Conde
Researcher, Asia Division
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Following the arrest of 11 men in a Manila business district hotel room on Tuesday on suspicion of using illegal drugs, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) officers unlawfully disclosed that one of the suspects was HIV positive. 353 more words

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HRW condemns summary executions in eastern Libya

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© AFP | A member of the self-styled Libyan National Army loyal to Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar fires a rocket-propelled grenade during clashes with militants in the eastern city of Benghazi on November 9, 2017… 2,991 more words

All-female police motorbike squad to fight gender crimes in New Delhi

NEW DELHI (REUTERS) – An all-female police motorbike squad is set to take to New Delhi’s streets next month, a senior police official said, as reports of violence against women rise in the Indian capital. 407 more words

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Human Rights Watch denounces Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law -- "Criticism of the crown prince is an act of terrorism."

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Human Rights Watch has denounced Saudi Arabia’s new counterterrorism law, saying it could further enable authorities in the kingdom to silence critics.

The law, introduced earlier this month, includes penalties of up to 10 years in jail for insulting the king and crown prince, as well as the death penalty for other acts of “terrorism”, according to Saudi Gazette and other local news media. 713 more words