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19 September 2018 8:20

  The International Criminal Court has opened a preliminary probe into Myanmar military's crimes, including killings, sexual violence and forced deportations, against members of the Rohingya Muslim minority group in the Southeast Asian nation. Prosecutor of the Hague-based, Fatou Bensouda, will look into whether there is compelling evidence to warrant a full investigation into Myanmar's military crackdown, which has claimed the lives...

16 September 2018 15:36

New Yorkers have taken to the streets as part of a rally in protest at what they call growing racism, police brutality and gentrification. About 100 people from Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network, Equality for Flatbush, and Movement to Protect the People gathered outside Wyckoff Gardens in Downtown Brooklyn Saturday afternoon. The event marked the second annual March Against Gentrification that united grassroots activists, families of...

10 September 2018 13:45

The United Nations (UN)’s new human rights chief has called for the establishment of “an independent international mechanism” to prepare criminal indictments against Myanmar’s military for atrocities committed against the Rohingya Muslim community. Michelle Bachelet, who took office as the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights early this month, urged the Human Rights Council in an address on Monday to create...

10 September 2018 13:40

The United Nations human rights boss Michelle Bachelet has called on Saudi Arabia to hold to account the perpetrators of deadly airstrikes on civilians in Yemen.  In her maiden speech to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva Monday, the former Chilean president touched on the Saudi airstrike on a bus of children in Sa'ada last month, which left more than 50 people...

8 September 2018 13:01

A Texas police officer shot a black man to death after walking into an apartment she apparently thought was her own, officials said. Authorities were seeking to charge the officer, who has not been identified, with manslaughter, Dallas Police U. Renee Hall told a news conference on Friday. "At the very early stages of this investigation, initial indications were that they were...

6 September 2018 9:02

  An international organization of Muslim scholars headquartered in Qatar has condemned Saudi Arabia for its attempts to execute a senior Muslim preacher as a brutal crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against intellectuals and political dissidents widens in the conservative oil-rich kingdom. “What is going on in Saudi Arabia is strange beyond belief” as the kingdom is arresting and trying Muslim scholars,...

31 August 2018 11:45

A London-based Bahraini anti-regime activist has been hospitalized a month into his hunger strike in protest against the failure by Manama to provide treatment to his cancer-stricken father - a dissident jailed in Bahrain. Ali Mushaima was taken to St Thomas’s Hospital in London's Westminster after lapsing into critical condition during the hunger strike which he had been staging in front...

22 August 2018 19:55

Saudi Arabia's plan to execute a female human rights activist not only shows that Riyadh's reforms are just a sham but also that the Saudis are "almost out of control," says a political commentator. "Saudi Arabia has the worst human rights record on the planet and the new crown prince (Mohammed bin Salman) is playing a game saying he is a...

19 August 2018 19:41

  Yemeni scholars and religious figures have strongly denounced a recent deadly airstrike by Saudi warplanes on a bus carrying schoolchildren in the country’s northwestern province of Sa’ada, criticizing the silence and inaction of world bodies vis-à-vis the Saudi-led coalition's crimes against Yemenis. The scholars, in a statement released on Sunday, held the United Nations and the UN Security Council responsible for the...

16 August 2018 20:17

  UN human rights experts say Bahrain's detention of prominent opposition figure and leading pro-democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab is unlawful and violates his right to freedom of expression. In a formal opinion posted overnight, the experts at the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said that provisions of Bahrain's penal code were "so vague and overly broad" that people were punished for merely...

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