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Women raped and enslaved by warped Islamic State code that encourages widespread sexual abuse

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

In the late summer of 2014, the international community watched helplessly as Islamic State (IS) unleashed widespread human rights abuses against civilians across Syria and Iraq, with little standing in its way. Among its actions were various forms of sexual abuse, initially directed against women...

Hundreds of Muslims are 'trapped' in Central African Republic

An ongoing conflict in the Central African Republic has left hundreds of Muslims displaced in enclaves, trapped in horrible conditions and unable to seek safety aboard. The information comes form a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released...Show More Summary

Indonesia to Stop Subjecting Female Civil Servants to 'Virginity Tests'

Last month, Human Rights Watch reported that female candidates for Indonesia's police force were forced to undergo two-finger "virginity tests" as an indicator of their fitness and morality, drawing much ire from around the world. As a response, Indonesian officials have decided to abolish virginity tests at the state-run college for civil servant applicants. Read more...

Pat Robertson: Gays “Will Die Out Because They Don’t Reproduce”

Pat Robertson's show The 700 Club has brought us yet another gem about the nature of human attraction and reproduction.Here's the video, collected by Right Wing Watch:

ACLU, Human Rights Watch call on Eric Holder to appoint special prosecutor to investigate CIA torture

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. civil rights groups on Monday called on the U.S. Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the CIA’s use of torture and other extreme measures during interrogations. The American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Attorney General...

Growing Chorus Demands Criminal Investigation into Torture Program

Calls for a criminal investigation into the Bush-era torture program described in the Senate report released earlier this month are beginning to mount. The ACLU and Human Rights Watch (HRW) sent a letter today to the Justice Department,...Show More Summary

Report: Uprooted Muslims trapped in CAR

Human Rights Watch says hundreds are trapped and living in deplorable conditions in enclaves after fleeing violence.

Women suffer the myths of the hymen and the virginity test

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The Indonesian public lambasted the Indonesian police after Human Rights Watch released a report that police conducted “virginity tests” on female applicants in the police recruitment process. Many pointed out the injustice of the practice. They argue that it is sexist, painful and traumatising....

Why Europe must stop blocking Palestinian membership of the Int’l Criminal Court

Human Rights Watch | – Position paper from Amnesty International, Broederlijk Delen, Christian Aid, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Human Rights Watch, and Pax Christi Flanders Ongoing impunity for serious…

UN, human rights groups seek prosecutions following CIA torture report

The UN and human rights groups have called for the prosecution of U.S. officials responsible for the CIA torture programme revealed in a report this week. See also: CIA torture report: Everything you need to know Human Rights Watch and...Show More Summary

Watch: Rats Trade Stock Better Than Seasoned Fund Managers – They Have Consistently Outperformed Their Human Counterparts

Fund managers have always been considered an evolved breed that has much better knowledge and sense about the financial markets. However, a bunch or rats are racing past them in making right decisions in the stock market.,...Show More Summary

Police Accountability more important than Bodycams

By Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, Human Rights Watch Yesterday’s grand jury decision in the Eric Garner case in New York City – the second in just over two weeks in which a grand…

Group Cites Grim State of India’s Mentally Ill

3 weeks agoHealth : NYT: Health

Many women and girls with mental disabilities face facilities with unsanitary conditions, abuse and medication without consent, Human Rights Watch said.

Iran to execute blogger over 'blasphemous' Facebook post

Human rights groups say Soheil Arabi's execution is 'imminent' and appeals to a Tehran court for amnesty One-Minute Read Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 4:12pm See related: Iran frees British woman, jailed for watching volleyball Dog owners...Show More Summary

HRW Condemns Mass Death Sentence in Egypt

Human Rights Watch has condemned the deatd sentences to 188 defendants, convicted of participating in an attack on a police station in the governorate of Giza in August 2013.

Disabled Women in India Locked Away, Abused: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch report highlights a desperate state of women and girls with disabilities in India.

Long Fingers of the Law

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

Human Rights Watch has asked that Indonesia stop forcing female applicants to undergo a virginity test to join the police force. The group says the tests are both discriminatory and useless.

Egypt’s Female Genital Mutilation Shame and the Failure of Prosecution

Human Rights Watch ul> (Beirut) – Egyptian authorities need to take clear action to end the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) following the country’s first trial on the crime ending in…

Thailand Blocks Access To Damaging Human Rights Report

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said this week that six months after a coup toppled the country's elected government, the regime arrests its opponents and censors the media.

Saudi Arabia Goes After Its Twitter Critics Using Anti-Cybercrime Law

Saudi Arabia is cracking down on citizens who criticize the regime on Twitter, by using a vague law to prosecute them. Human Rights Watch reports that three lawyers were convicted of criticizing the justice ministry, and were sentenced to terms of between five and eight years in prison. Show More Summary

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