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  1. News - World - UKRAINE

    Human rights group sees growing proof of abductions, torture in Ukraine

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 10:13am by Reuters in Berlin

    ... published on Friday. No thorough or reliable data is available on the number of abductions, the rights group said. But figures from Ukraine’s interior ministry show there were almost 500 between April and June, and the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission for Ukraine reported 222 cases in that time, it said. “The bulk of the abductions are being perpetrated by armed separatists, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1551764/human-rights-group-sees-growing-proof-abductions-torture-ukraine
  2. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Spanish High Court dismisses China human rights cases

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:45am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Madrid Spain’s High Court on Monday dismissed two judicial investigations into alleged cases of genocide and human rights violations by Chinese authorities under a new law ... perpetrators. China bristled in February when a Spanish judge issued arrest orders for former top Chinese officials as part of investigations into a 2006 human rights complaint by a Tibetan-Spanish monk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539427/spain-high-court-dismisses-china-rights-cases
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's economic power buys British silence on human rights

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:00pm by JONATHAN SULLIVAN

    ... for their negotiating partners. On this occasion, it was Britain's public commitment to human rights and its moral duty to Hong Kong that fell by the wayside. The dilemma is familiar and banal. The UK ... Clegg said that "we remain deeply concerned about the very large scale of abuse of human rights that still occur". But if his was the voice of the coalition's conscience, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1538926/chinas-economic-power-buys-british-silence-human-rights
  4. News - China - DISSENT

    Human rights lawyer, activists formally arrested on subversion charges

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:39am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Formal arrest of June 4 protesters seen as escalation of political repression Lawyer, activists on subversion charges A mainland human rights lawyer and two ... subversion charges, rights lawyer Sui Muqing said. "I was told that Wang would be allowed to go if he testified against Tang, but he wouldn't betray his friend," Sui said. "Making ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1538009/human-rights-lawyer-activists-formally-arrested-subversion-charges
  5. News - World - UNITED NATIONS

    Jordan's Prince Zeid named UN high commissioner for human rights

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 11:16pm by AP

    ... al-Hussein of Jordan, a veteran diplomat and campaigner for international justice, will become the first UN human-rights chief from the Muslim or Arab worlds following his unanimous election ... nomination to the top human-rights job by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Zeid, who is Jordan's UN ambassador, praised current High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay of South Africa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1535206/jordans-prince-zeid-named-un-high-commissioner-human-rights
  6. News - China Insider - TIANANMEN ANNIVERSARY

    Human rights group releases list of over 100 people detained during Tiananmen anniversary

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 06:39pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com China Human Rights Defenders lists a number of detainees from Beijing, Shanghai, Sichuan, Guangdong and other provinces A human rights group has released ... of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. The frequently updated list, documented by China Human Rights Defenders, (CHRD) a coalition of non-governmental organisations, focuses on persons who were either ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1530899/human-rights-group-releases-list-over-100-people-detained-during
  7. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraqi forces dropping barrel bombs in Fallujah, Human Rights Watch says

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:39pm by AFP

    ... barrel bombs and may also be targeting a hospital in its battle with militants in the conflict-hit city of Fallujah, Human Rights Watch alleged yesterday. The Iraqi authorities denied the claims, ... back into the all-out conflict of 2006 and 2007. The New York-based rights watchdog also said abuses committed by the powerful Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant jihadist group- among ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1520054/iraqi-forces-dropping-barrel-bombs-fallujah-human-rights-watch-says
  8. News - World - CANADA

    Canada’s ‘ridiculous’ human rights galvanise evangelical Chinese

    Posted May 21st 2014, 10:24pm by Ian Young

    ... in Pacific Space". Tse wrote that his Cantonese-speaking evangelical research participants believed human rights were being taken to "ridiculous" extremes in Canada. CSCF co-chairman ... highlighted for many that 'Western' Canadian society's constitutional fixation on 'human rights' was descending into nihilism, bolstering in turn the ideological merits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1517364/canadas-ridiculous-human-rights-galvanise-evangelical-chinese
  9. News - World - UKRAINE

    UN monitors warn on human rights in Eastern Ukraine and Crimea

    Posted May 16th 2014, 05:42pm

    ... and guarantees for human rights protection United Nations monitors in Ukraine have found an alarming deterioration in the human rights situation in the east of the country and serious problems emerging in Crimea, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said on Friday. “Those with influence on the armed groups responsible for much of the violence in eastern Ukraine [must] do their utmost to rein ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1513520/un-monitors-warn-human-rights-eastern-ukraine-and-crimea
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Human Rights Watch says evidence 'strongly suggests’ Syria regime used chlorine gas

    Posted May 13th 2014, 04:18pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut New York-based rights group says there is evidence indicating Assad regime used chlorine gas on three towns under rebel control in April Evidence “strongly suggests” Syria’s government used chlorine gas on three towns in mid-April in violation of the chemical weapons treaty it joined last year, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday. The New ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1511235/human-rights-watch-says-evidence-strongly-suggests-syria-regime-used

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