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KSA: Imprisoned Activist Earns Canadian Human Rights Award

The Law Society of Upper Canada’s selection of the imprisoned Saudi human rights lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair for its 2016 Human Rights Award highlights Saudi Arabia’s brutal repression of peaceful activists and dissidents, Human Rights Watch said today. 585 more words

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Philippines: Is a United Nations investigation next after testimony that President Duterte is a serial killer

By Rosette Adel (philstar.com) | Updated February 21, 2017 – 1:34pm

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An emotional retired police officer Arthur Lascañas tells a news conference at the Philippine Senate in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines, Monday, Feb. 371 more words

New Law Brings Malawi’s Mining Communities Hope - Rall (Human Rights Watch)

  • Originally posted on Human Rights Watch here.

FEBRUARY 19, 2017 11:56PM EST Dispatches

New Law Brings Malawi’s Mining Communities Hope

Villagers Now Able to Seek Information From the Government… 483 more words


Pakistan: Largest Mass Forced Return of Refugees In History

Pakistani authorities have carried out a campaign of abuses and threats to drive out nearly 600,000 Afghans since July 2016, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. 966 more words

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Saudi Arabia ‘deports 40,000 Pakistani workers over terror fears’

From the Independent: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has expelled almost 40,000 Pakistani migrant workers in the last four months, local media has reported. 319 more words


Hundreds of Rohingya 'return home' from Bangladesh


© AFP/File | An armed Myanmar policeman stands guard on a road in northern Rakhine State from where tens of thousands of Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution… 415 more words

Saturday, February 18, 2017: Democratic Republic of Congo

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Until now, I haven’t included war-related and state-sponsored atrocities in this ongoing memorial (since Nice, France in July of last year) to victims of terrorist attacks.  69 more words