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Parents who allow kids to join sects should be stripped of rights – Supreme Court

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 09:35 Russian Supreme Court has ruled in support of legislative recommendation allowing the deprivation of parental rights to citizens who allow their kids to join destructive sects, terrorist groups or other extremist organizations. “The term ‘abuse of parental rights’ should be understood as the use of these rights in a way that can hurt the ...

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Civil rights groups distrust FBI hate crime stats, despite increase in reporting

Newly released data from the FBI shows hate crimes rose 4.6 percent in the US last year compared to 2015. More than half of the crimes were motivated by the victim’s race. However, some civil rights groups say the final figures are ill-conceived. The data released by the FBI Monday shows that a total of 6,121 hate crimes occurred in ...

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Philippines’ Duterte offers to host world summit on human rights amid notorious ‘war on drugs’

Published time: 10 Nov, 2017 09:56 Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who has overseen a bloody ‘war on drugs,’ said Manila stands ready to host a world summit on protecting human rights. He suggested investigating all violations of human rights committed by international governments. Read more The Filipino strongman told a news conference, held at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in ...

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Glencore’s secret loan for Israeli billionaire to secure Congo mining rights revealed

The world’s biggest mining firm Glencore secretly loaned tens of millions of dollars to an Israeli billionaire after enlisting him to secure a controversial mining agreement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), it has been revealed. The details were leaked as part of the Paradise Papers. A trove of more than 13 million documents from the world’s leading ...

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US imposes ‘human rights’ sanctions against North Korea

Published time: 26 Oct, 2017 18:00 The US Treasury has issued new sanctions targeting seven North Korean military and government officials and three entities with ties to the government and the Workers’ Party of Korea, citing reported human rights violations. In announcing the move on Thursday, the Treasury Department called North Korea “a brutal regime” and said the new sanctions ...

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‘False assurances’? Boris Johnson declares all EU citizens will have rights protected after Brexit

Published time: 26 Oct, 2017 13:11 Edited time: 26 Oct, 2017 13:24 Boris Johnson has unilaterally declared all EU citizens in the UK will have their “rights protected whatever happens.” The pledge goes beyond what Prime Minister Theresa May has ever promised, and some are accusing the foreign secretary of more Brexit falsehoods. Johnson made the promise at the Belvedere ...

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Civil rights group issues travel advisory against flying American Airlines

A leading African-American civil rights group has issued a travel advisory against flying on American Airlines, after repeated incidents involving black passengers over the past several months. “The NAACP for several months now has been monitoring a pattern of disturbing incidents reported by African-American passengers, specific to American Airlines,” the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said Tuesday. ...

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Russia says ISIS controls less than 5% of Syria as rights groups raise alarm over Raqqa

The area controlled by Islamic State in Syria has been reduced to less than 5 percent, the Russian Defense Ministry said, but human rights groups remain concerned about the “dire humanitarian situation” in Raqqa, captured from jihadists by US-backed militias. Read more “Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL] currently controls less than 5 percent of Syrian territory,” Russian Defense Minister Sergey ...

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Russia mulls freezing membership in European Human Rights Court

Published time: 23 Oct, 2017 12:28 Russia could soon suspend its membership in the European Court of Human Rights, saying that current regulations prevent it from having any influence on the organization, including voting on the election of judges, according to reports. Popular Russian daily Izvestia on Monday quoted several unnamed sources in the Russian State Duma as saying that ...

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‘Sickening’: Rights groups slam WHO for appointing Zimbabwe’s Mugabe a goodwill ambassador

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) decision to name Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a “goodwill ambassador” has been met with condemnation by human rights and medical groups. The 93-year-old Zimbabwean leader was given the position, which is bestowed on personalities who highlight “important health issues,” at a WHO conference on noncommunicable diseases (NCD) in Montevideo, Uruguay. READ MORE: Britain ‘turned blind eye ...

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