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Human rights violations myths aimed at dividing Chechen society – Kadyrov

The myths about alleged human rights violations in Chechnya are being spread to destabilize the region and weaken Russia, according to Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who is currently under US sanctions. “We have nothing to hide,” Kadyrov said during a meeting with Chechen security officials on Wednesday. “And our enemies understand this perfectly and come up with all kinds of ...

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Assange getting Ecuadorian ID could be ‘first step’ to diplomatic immunity – rights activist

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 21:39 The Ecuadorian ID reportedly granted to Julian Assange could mark his first step to obtaining diplomatic immunity, as Ecuador wants to resolve Assange’s indefinite embassy stay, human rights activist Peter Tatchell told RT. “Granting an identity card is potentially the first step towards granting citizenship of Ecuador. And there is a possibility that he ...

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Russian company toasts victory over rights to iconic Stolichnaya vodka brand

Published time: 9 Jan, 2018 13:53 Edited time: 9 Jan, 2018 15:01 A Dutch appeals court has upheld a ruling giving rights to the iconic Stolichnaya brand of vodka to a Russian state-owned company. The ruling comes after a lower court had stripped the rights from a firm in Luxembourg. Read more Stolichnaya vodka is one of the most globally-renowned ...

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Israeli police fail to respond to crimes against Palestinians – rights group

Published time: 7 Jan, 2018 17:56 Israel’s police fail to bring Israeli citizens to justice for ideologically motivated crimes against Palestinians in the occupied territories, bringing charges in little over 10 percent of all cases, a rights group says. Israeli human rights group Yesh Din monitored 225 complaints into hate crimes committed by Israelis against Palestinians from 2014 to August ...

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‘End of equal rights’: Police union chief blasts Berlin’s New Year’s Eve safe zone for women

Published time: 30 Dec, 2017 18:19 The head of Germany’s Police Union has slammed the creation of a special safe zone for women at a New Year’s Eve celebration at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, saying it implies that women celebrating outside the zone won’t be safe. Rainer Wendt of the German Police Union (DPolG) told the Neuen Osnabrücker Zeitung, a German-language ...

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Civil rights activist Erica Garner declared brain-dead after coma

Published time: 28 Dec, 2017 16:14 Edited time: 28 Dec, 2017 16:26 Erica Garner, who became a prominent civil rights activist after her father’s death in a police chokehold, has been declared brain-dead with no chance of recovery. Garner, 27, was in a coma after a “massive” heart attack. “She’s not gone, she’s brain dead,” her mother Esaw Snipes told ...

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UN rights chief refuses to ‘bend knee’, won’t seek reelection in ‘current geopolitical context’

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights will not seek a second term in office given the current state of world affairs and disregard for human dignity. “After reflection, I have decided not to seek a second four-year term,” Zeid Ra’ad Hussein said in the email addressed to his staff, which was seen by Foreign Policy and AFP. “To do so, in ...

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UN rights chief urges probe into ‘shocking’ killing of disabled Palestinian protester by IDF

The UN human rights office has condemned the killing of a wheelchair-bound Palestinian, and denounced the excessive use of force by Israel amid the protests in the wake of the US’ recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “The facts gathered so far by my staff in Gaza strongly suggest that the force used against Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh was ...

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Prosecute Saudi Arabia for Yemen war crimes, rights group urges Britain

Britain should prosecute Saudi-led coalition states for committing ‘war crimes’ in Yemen, human rights campaigners have said. With 130 children dying there every day, the conflict has been described as the “world’s worst humanitarian disaster.” More than 10,000 have been killed and three million displaced in Yemen since 2015, and UK-based campaign group Human Rights for Yemen is now calling ...

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N. Korea declares political & military victory over US while UN targets its human rights record

North Korea has declared a political and military victory over the US as it accused Washington of trying to deflect attention from its Pyongyang failures by peddling “non-existent” human rights abuses at the UN. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) discussed the human rights situation in the reclusive country Monday at the request of the US, UK and France along ...

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