19 December 2014 9:17
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has censured Egyptian authorities over referring hundreds of civilians to military courts based on a decree by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
“Curtailing the use of military courts to try civilians was one of the few tangible gains of the 2011 revolution, but that’s out the window now,” the HRW’s Middle East and North Africa Director Sarah Leah...
18 December 2014 8:54
Head of the International Human Rights Center in Iran Ahmad Esfandiari said his center has sent a letter to the UN to dispatch independent rapporteurs to the US to investigate the numerous human rights violations in the country.
"We have sent a letter to the UN to ask them to provide the ground for the presence of the center's independent human...
18 December 2014 8:50
The United States is a “failed human rights state” and a “very sick society” where black people have been “marginalized” and “exploited” throughout its history, a researcher and historian in Washington says.
The US judicial system is “completely corrupt, racist, and biased” because it allows white people to get away with murdering African-Americans, said Randy Short, a member of the Black...
17 December 2014 18:43
An official inquiry has found that British soldiers mistreated nine Iraqi detainees after a battle in southern parts of the country in 2004.
However, the report has rejected allegations that soldiers murdered and tortured prisoners.
The inquiry – now known as the Al-Sweady probe – concluded that British soldiers had used tactics such as blindfolding prisoners, depriving them of food and...
17 December 2014 17:02
More than 100 Palestinian prisoners have been on a hunger strike for over a week to call for an end to the Israeli regime’s solitary confinement policy.
Some 35 Palestinian inmates have been refusing to eat since December 8, while 70 others have been on hunger strike since December 10 to protest Tel Aviv’s indifference regarding their legitimate demands.
The detainees on...
16 December 2014 10:45
A US police officer from Victoria, Texas, was placed on administrative leave on Friday while he is investigated for police brutality and tasering an elderly man after a traffic stop.
Video from a police car’s dashboard camera shows officer Nathanial Robinson, 23, tackled 76-year-old Pete Vasquez to the ground in an attempt to handcuff him and then used a stun gun...
15 December 2014 8:30
More than 70 Palestinian inmates in Israeli prisons have continued a hunger strike for a seventh day to demand an end to Tel Aviv’s solitary confinement policy.
The Palestinian Prisoners Society, a non-governmental organization, said on Sunday that the number of striking prisoners has risen to 100.
The Palestinian Detainees Committee said the prisoners are striking against Israel’s recent decision to place...
14 December 2014 14:45
Washington Square Park was the starting point for a huge gathering of people outraged by racism, police brutality, and the policies of the New York City Police Department. The march was led by family members of the people who have been killed by NYPD officers.
The crowd of the tens of thousands of people proceeded north into midtown Manhattan. The lengthy...
14 December 2014 14:38
Following the release of a Senate report on the CIA torture techniques, the American Medical Association (AMA) has harshly criticized doctors involved in interrogating inmates in custody of the United States.
The association said on Friday that under medical ethics, doctors are prohibited from participating in or being made to assist with torture practices.
"The physician's most important role is that of...
14 December 2014 14:35
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is reportedly expected to look into hundreds of new cases accusing British soldiers of abusing civilians in Iraq between 2003 and 2008.
The Hague-based court will review the cases which detail torture techniques such as rape, sexual assaults, electrocution, sleep deprivation, beating and hooding used by British forces in Iraq during interrogations in the period, the...
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