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23 September 2016 14:23

Police in the southern US city of Charlotte have fired tear gas to disperse Black Lives Matter protesters holding demonstrations against police brutality.   http://v.alalam.ir/news/2016/09/23/alalam_636102131088838482_25f_4x3.mp4   On Thursday night, the third night of demonstrations in Charlotte, North Carolina against the fatal police shooting of a black man, police officers armed with rifles fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at several hundred protesters blocking...

23 September 2016 14:12

  Leading human rights group Amnesty International has strongly denounced a decision by a Bahraini court to uphold a ban on the country’s main Shia opposition group al-Wefaq. “The decision to uphold the dissolution of al-Wefaq is a flagrant attack on freedom of expression and association and a brazen attempt to suppress criticism of the government in Bahrain,”  Philip Luther, Amnesty’s research...

23 September 2016 13:54

  Press TV has interviewed Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire from Detroit, about the fate of Shia cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub Zakzaky in Nigerian government custody. Press TV: Why has the Nigerian government in your opinion never issued a comprehensive account as the allegations of the massacre that took place in Zaria last year of Sheikh Zaki's followers and...

23 September 2016 13:48

  Nigerian police have attacked a protest rally by Shia Muslims demanding the release of Nigerian Shia leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky. The Thursday demonstration was met by police action, which included the security forces firing teargas canisters at supporters of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), led by Zakzaky, local media reported. Late last year, the Nigerian military carried out a crackdown against...

23 September 2016 13:47

  The mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, has imposed a curfew as hundreds of demonstrators marched to express their anger over  the police killing of an African American man whose family says he was unarmed when shot. Mayor Jennifer Roberts imposed a curfew effective midnight Thursday (0400 GMT Friday) as protesters and police in Charlotte confronted each other for a third evening...

21 September 2016 6:31

A survey has revealed that Saudi Arabia has targeted more than 3,000 civilian sites, including schools, hospital and mosques, in its war on Yemen. According to the survey, conducted by the Yemen Data Project, a group of academics, human rights organizers and activists, Saudi airstrikes hit 3,158 non-military sites between March 2015 and the end of August this year. The findings, published...

15 September 2016 22:37

Secretary-General Ban ki-moon ( at the podium )speaks during the 21th session of the Human Rights Council. 10 September 2012. Photo by Jean-Marc Ferré   Thirty-five member states at Human Rights Council in the United Nations Condemned on Thursday the measures taken by the Bahraini authorities against the political opposition factions, calling for comprehensive reforms to stabilize security in the country,...

14 September 2016 15:06

  The US military has admitted its airstrikes in Syria over the past several days "may have resulted in civilian casualties." The military's Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement on Tuesday that it launched multiple attacks against Daesh (ISIL) terrorists in Syria during last week. It said US warplanes may have targeted civilians in their strikes near the cities of Raqqah, Dayr...

14 September 2016 10:28

  The London-based world's leading charity, Oxfam, has declared the United Kingdom as one of the most unequal countries in the world, saying wealth inequality contributed to the Brexit vote. According to a report published by Oxfam on Tuesday, the accumulated wealth of Britain’s richest one percent is more than 20 times the total of the poorest fifth in the country, meaning...

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