24 October 2014 17:12
Amnesty International calls on U.S. officials to investigate human rights abuses by police forces that reacted to protests in Ferguson, Missouri following the killing of teenager Michael Brown.
Police trying to quell protests in Ferguson, Missouri that erupted after the police killing of an unarmed black teenager, should be investigated for human rights abuses, an international human rights organization said in...
24 October 2014 14:26
The global human rights organization Amnesty International condemns the harsh police response to mostly peaceful protests in Ferguson, Missouri, which erupted after a white police officer killed an unarmed black teenager in August.
Amnesty International issued a report Friday urging an investigation into violations of human rights and other abuses by law enforcement officers during weeks of racially charged protests over...
23 October 2014 14:33
Britain’s National Audit Office (NAO) has found that the number of foreign prisoners in the country has increased by 4 percent while the number of officers working on the detainees’ cases has become almost 10-fold.
The NAO criticized the government on Wednesday for its failure to deport more foreign criminals residing in the country.
According to the British watchdog, there are 12,250...
23 October 2014 8:36
A recent report has found “systemic failures” in the Church of England’s handling of sexual abuse complaints.
According to the report published on Wednesday, shortcomings during the tenure of the former Archbishop of York, Lord Hope of Thornes, helped former dean of Manchester Robert Waddington escape prosecution for sexual abuse during his lifetime.
The report, compiled by Judge Sally Cahill QC, stated,...
23 October 2014 8:31
12-year-old Baha’s death brings the number of children killed by live ammunition in the West Bank by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) to a total of nine since the beginning of 2014, Defense for Children International/Palestine (DCI) reported.
“Israeli forces continue to fire live ammunition at Palestinian children, killing them with impunity,” said Ayed Abu Eqtaish, Accountability Program Director at DCI-Palestine....
22 October 2014 19:14
A high-ranking United Nations official says people from Iraq's Izadi religious minority are facing what may amount to an “attempted genocide” at the hands of the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.
"The evidence strongly indicates attempt to commit genocide," UN Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic told reporters at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday.
Simonovic added that the atrocities...
22 October 2014 13:16
A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced two more people to death in connection with peaceful protests that began three years ago, official media said.
The latest convictions followed last week's death sentence against Muslim cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a driving force behind the demonstrations.
A special court in the capital Riyadh issued the latest verdicts "as a deterrent to others," the...
21 October 2014 23:38
Rapist ISIS Terrorists Stones Syrian Girl to Death
An elderly Syrian took part in stoning his daughter to death for alleged adultery, in a video posted on YouTube by the ISIS group on Tuesday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the execution took place in August or September in an IS-controlled rural area in the east of the central...
20 October 2014 17:20
Family members of Press TV’s American-Lebanese correspondent, Serena Shim, say they do not believe their daughter died in a normal accident in Turkey.
Serena’s family made the remarks during a visit by the news network’s Beirut Bureau team in Lebanon.
The family members refused to appear on camera but said they suspected the Turkish authorities were somehow responsible for her death.
19 October 2014 15:19
American human rights activist Randy Short has been interrogated by US security officers after attending an anti-Zionist conference in Iran.
In an interview with Press TV on Sunday, the activist talked about his ordeal when he returned home. He took part in a gathering of interdependent thinkers and filmmakers in the Iranian capital city of Tehran.
“A man came up and took...
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