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Left For Dead: Myanmar’s Muslim Minority (Trailer) - Vice News Published on Apr 29, 2016

In recent years, democratic reforms have swept through Myanmar, a country that for decades was ruled by a military junta. As the reforms took hold, however, things were growing progressively worse for the Rohingya, a heavily persecuted ethnic Muslim minority concentrated in the country’s western state of Rakhine. 117 more words

Point Of Interest

Norman Finkelstein on Bernie, Palestine and Politics

The great Norman Finkelstein has been interviewed on Bernie, Palestine and Politics.

Among other things, he talks about how Israel has successfully defanged human rights NGO coverage of Israeli crimes: most human rights organisations sat out Operation Protective Edge (2014), while Amnesty reverted to its pre-1987 apologetics. 818 more words

Operation Protective Edge

Thailand's election commission fights anti-government dissent after social media used to complain about junta's undemocratic ways

“From now on, people should talk about the constitution using reason.”

Human Rights Watch sees a “climate of fear.”


BANGKOK — Thailand’s election commission on Wednesday filed charges against a group for posting “foul and strong” comments online criticizing a military-backed draft constitution, the first case filed under a law that prohibits campaigning on the charter. 382 more words

Venezuela’s Supreme Court Strikes a Blow to the Impunity of Liberal Terror

By LUCAS KOERNER | Venezuelanalysis | April 22, 2016

Last week, the Venezuelan Supreme Court blocked the extremely controversial Amnesty Law passed by the country’s opposition-controlled legislature, which would have pardoned scores of right-wing leaders convicted of violent political crimes.

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Civil Liberties

Egypt police accused of torturing detained children by Human Rights Watch


© AFP/File | In a report, Human Rights Watch said there is a pattern of abuse by police in Egypt

CAIRO (AFP) – Human Rights Watch accused Egyptian police on Thursday of detaining and torturing 20 people, including eight children, saying there was a pattern of abuse in the North African country. 397 more words

Amnesty Calls on Obama to Raise Human Rights in GCC and Canadian Salim Alaradi

Free Salim Alaradi Campaign

Urgent Update – April 21st 2016

 Amnesty Calls on Obama to Raise Human Rights in GCC and Canadian Salim Alaradi
Canadian Citizen Detained in United Arab Emirates for 603Days… 1,216 more words

Press Releases

“. . . I have not seen a dragon in the land . . .” (Mourid Barghouti)

❶ Birzeit University Theatre Wins Five Theatre Festival Awards
❷ Netanyahu: Israeli army to continue incursions in Area A
❸ Israeli Soldiers Beat up Palestinian near Nablus… 733 more words