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Saudi Arabia committing apparent war crime in Yemen!

Human Rights Watch (HRW) criticized the Saudi regime for apparently committing war crime against Yemeni nation during its ongoing airstrikes on the country.

HRW has confirmed that Saudi-led coalition airstrikes killed at least 65 civilians, including 10 children, and wounded dozens in the Yemeni port city of Mokha on July 24, 2015. 89 more words

International

Meet Venezuela's not-so-very-oppositional "opposition" leader

Over the last few days we’ve been looking at some of Venezuela’s slimier chavistas. But let’s not leave the impression that all the unsavory public figures in that country are members of the ruling party. 477 more words

Dictatorship

Israel threw stun grenade at 11-year-old — Human Rights Watch

Crossposted from The Electronic Intifada

A new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) accuses Israeli forces of subjecting detained Palestinian children to chokeholds, beatings, strip-searches and forced confessions. 1,130 more words

Israel

China's campaign of intimidation against human-rights lawyers has to be stopped

When Beijing last rounded up dozens of human-rights lawyers in 2011, it was clearly scared of a “Jasmine Revolution” like the protests then rocking the Middle East. 789 more words

Boko Haram bombing: Child used as a bomb

I planned on posting an article on the bombing that went off in a crowded market in the city of Damaturu, Nigeria this morning; 17 people killed, and 50 people injured, and then I read the first two sentences of the following BBC News article, and now, at this moment I fear the power of media more that the extremist’s violence. 281 more words

Children's Welfare

27 aid workers killed in S. Sudan since conflict started

 

UBA, South Sudan (AP) — A top UN official says he is deeply shocked at the killing and harassment of aid workers in South Sudan. 136 more words

News That Matters

Pakistan Gets Attention from Human Rights Watch When It Prepares to Execute a Mentally Ill Man -- "Too Many Disappear While in Custody"

BBC News

Pakistan has executed 176 people since December, rights groups say

Human Rights Watch has urged Pakistan not to execute a mentally ill man who is scheduled to be hanged on Tuesday. 485 more words