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Tiger Woods Gets A Tooth Knocked Out During Surprise Visit To Watch Lindsey Vonn Ski!

The average adult human has 32 teeth, but leave it Tiger Woods to have one below par. [ Related: Tiger Woods' Record Is Broken… ] That's right, Tiger had just surprised his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, who was competing at the Alpine skiing World Cup in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy on Monday, when a photographer accidentally knocked out his [...]

We must Support Palestinians’ Decision to Join the Int’l Criminal Court

By Kenneth Roth | (Human Rights Watch)– Published in: Los Angeles Times The Israel exception to Western governments’ human rights principles has been starkly on display in the reaction to the Palestinian…

Saudis torture jailed Liberal Blogger w/ 1000 lashes for… Blogging

Human Rights Watch | (Beirut) — More Lashes Pending for Creating Liberal Website, Insulting Religious Authorities King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia should overturn the lashing and prison term for a blogger imprisoned…

"Do You Support ISIS?": Watch CNN's Don Lemon Ask A Muslim Human Rights Attorney If He Supports Terrorists

From the January 7 edition of CNN's CNN Tonight: Previously: What Fox Won't Show You: Muslim Leaders Are Condemning The Paris Terror Attack After Paris Attack, Fox Anchor Suggests Skin Color Can Help Identify "Typical Bad Guys" How Conservatives...Show More Summary

5 Global LGBT Rights News Stories to Watch in 2015

The Advocate asked Human Rights First advocacy counsel Shawn Gaylord to compile a list of five of the most significant developing stories regarding LGBT rights, equality and threats to our community worldwide. read more

NCIS Egypt-Style: 820 Civilians referred to Military Courts since October

Human Rights Watch | — (New York) – Egyptian authorities have referred hundreds of civilians to military courts based on an October 2014 decree by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. At least 820…

Are Egyptian Human Rights About To Reach Their Darkest Hour In 35 Years?

Since the Arab Spring first began to gain traction in Egypt in January 2011, the country has attracted the close watch of foreign human rights activists. Its offerings to a more progressive approach to the modern relationship between government and its people have left much to be desired. Show More Summary

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

last monthNews : 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

last monthNews : 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 monthNews : 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

2 months agoHealth : NYT: Health

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

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