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28 March 2017 18:02

  Black and other ethnic minority groups may be given more severe sentences at British courts because they distrust the UK criminal justice system and are reluctant to plead guilty, according to a new report. Although judges reduce punishments by about 30 percent if suspects plead guilty at the earliest opportunity, a report by the Centre for Justice Innovation (CJI) shows a...

27 March 2017 23:15

  A court in Bahrain has sentenced seven anti-regime campaigners to seven years in prison each over their alleged involvement in an attack on Al Khalifah regime forces. On Monday, Bahrain's Fourth High Criminal Court handed down the prison sentences to the defendants on charges of hurling a petrol bomb at an armored police vehicle in the village of Shakhurah on March 17,...

26 March 2017 11:48

On Friday, Israeli rights group B’Tselem posted an amateur video, which shows a group of Israeli troops grabbing eight-year-old Sufian Abu Hitah by the arm near his house in al-Khalil (Hebron) and asking him to identify suspects in a recent stone-throwing incident. The boy is seen on the video being led through an al-Khalil street surrounded by seven Israeli soldiers, with...

24 March 2017 16:55

  The top United Nations human rights body agreed on Friday to send an international fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. The 47-member state forum adopted a resolution by consensus, brought by the European Union (EU), that called for “ensuring full accountability for perpetrators and justice for...

24 March 2017 15:49

  A teenage boy shot and critically injured by Bahraini regime forces during a sit-in held in solidarity with prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim nearly two months ago has died of his wounds, medics say. Mustafa Hamdan succumbed to his injuries at Salmaniya Medical Complex in the capital Manama on Friday. Doctors at the public hospital told Hamdan’s family that the 17-year-old teenager had...

23 March 2017 16:23

  Amnesty International on Thursday condemned the United States and Britain for transferring arms to Saudi Arabia to use in its war in Yemen, Western media reported. The rights group said the two countries had together sent more than five billion dollars (4.6 billion euros) worth of arms to Riyadh since a Saudi-led coalition intervened in Yemen in March 2015, AFP said. That...

22 March 2017 13:58

  Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Daesh terrorist group has executed possibly hundreds of detainees in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul and buried them in a mass grave that could be the largest one discovered in the country so far. Witnesses told the New York-based rights organization that the victims, including several members of Iraqi security forces, were executed between June...

22 March 2017 13:53

    The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has plans to meet with President Donald Trump to discuss issues related to the African American community. President Trump and the executive committee of the Congressional Black Caucus will meet on Wednesday, the White House confirmed. Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters at his daily briefing that Trump invited the lawmakers to “continue to have a dialogue...

21 March 2017 17:15

  Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have arrested an award-winning human rights activist pending an investigation for allegedly publishing “false information” and “sowing sedition and sectarianism” online, state media said. Cybercrime prosecutors ordered the arrest of Ahmed Mansoor on Sunday “over documented electronic proof,” the official WAM news agency reported late Monday. Mansoor was accused of using social media platforms to “publish...

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