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Ethopian Marathon Silver Medalist fears death at home as representative of Oromo people

                                                     

Aug. 22, 2016 (GIN) – Using every fiber of his being, track star Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia made a dash across the finish line at the just-ended Olympic Games in Rio but it wasn’t to be the end of his run. 389 more words

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Why we need the Human Rights Act

Justice Secretary Liz Truss confirmed yesterday that the Conservative government are still dedicated to scrapping the Human Rights Act, in the wake of rumours that Theresa May has ordered a review into the proposition for the new Bill of Rights that will replace it. 738 more words

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Human Rights Watch: Russia and Syria Using Incendiary Weapons In Civilian Areas -- Napalm-like bombs burn their victims and start fires in violation of international law

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(Beirut) – The joint Syrian-Russian military operation has been using incendiary weapons, which burn their victims and start fires, in civilian areas of Syria in violation of international law, Human Rights Watch said today. 1,805 more words

Iranian women should not face arrest and threats for watching volleyball

The Rio Olympics are underway and sports fans around the world are waking up early, staying up late, gathering around TV sets or furtively streaming the competitions online from work computers. 889 more words

Ashby: Immigration detention reform an opportunity for Canada to lead

The Government of Canada has announced an investment of up to $138 million in a “better, fairer immigration detention system for the humane and dignified treatment of individuals.” 640 more words

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More snooping

Reuters reports on a “new scheme that would allow Thai police to intercept telephone calls in national security cases has been put forward to cabinet for approval…”. 162 more words