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Turkey police torture detainees under post-coup emergency: HRW

Human Rights Watch on Tuesday said Turkey's state of emergency amounted to giving "a blank cheque" for police to torture, abuse or threaten people detained after the failed coup. The US-based watchdog cited 13 cases of alleged abuse,...Show More Summary

Pulse Survivor Explains Why Your Vote Matters in New Pro-Hillary Ad – WATCH

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

One of the survivors of the Pulse massacre in Orlando stars in a new pro-Hillary Clinton campaign ad released on Monday. The Human Rights campaign created the digital ad which will target voters in swing-state Florida. Ricardo Negron-Almodovar, an Or… Read The post Pulse Survivor Explains Why Your Vote Matters in New Pro-Hillary Ad – WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

Open thread for night owls: Cal Prop. 62 can end suffering and expense caused by the death penalty

Mike Farrell, co-chair emeritus of Human Rights Watch in California, serves as president of Death Penalty Focus and as a member of the advisory board of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. He is the national spokesperson for Concern America, an international refugee aid and development organization. Show More Summary

FIFA postpones decision on sanctioning Israeli teams in the occupied territories

Last month, Human Rights Watch released a damning report emphasizing that soccer’s governing body, Federation International du Football (FIFA), should render a decision on Israel Football Association (IFA) teams that are being played on occupied Palestinian land. Show More Summary

Every 25 Seconds: Human Rights Watch and the ACLU Document More Harms from Drug Prohibition

A new report from the ACLU and Human Rights Watch details many of the harms associated with the criminalization of drug possession. The most striking finding from the report is that police in the United States arrest more people for marijuana offenses than for all violent crimes combined. Show More Summary

HRC Slams Trump for Promising to Appoint SCOTUS Justices ‘in the Mold of Antonin Scalia’ – WATCH

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Human Rights Campaign unveiled a new ad attacking Donald Trump for saying in the last presidential debate that he would appoint Supreme Court justices “in the mold of Justice Scalia.” As our readers are no doubt aware, Justice Scalia… Read The post HRC Slams Trump for Promising to Appoint SCOTUS Justices ‘in the Mold of Antonin Scalia’ – WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

Iraq founders gather at Fikra Fair to show their nation has more to offer than oil

This weekend in Baghdad, tech entrepreneurs and local government officials gathered at the Fikra Fair to network, demo their apps and show the world that Iraq has more to offer than oil. According to the Human Rights Watch, challenging...Show More Summary

US Should Stop Making Excuses for Saudi Violations in Yemen

By Priyanka Motaparthy | ( Human Rights Watch) | – – Despite rising outrage over the bloody civilian toll in Yemen’s war, the United States administration is showing no signs of breaking…

Man Wearing ‘Gays for Trump’ T-Shirt Attacks Protester at Trump Rally: WATCH

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A man wearing a ‘Gays for Trump’ t-shirt and a Human Rights Campaign sticker on his ‘Make America Great Again’ cap and holding a rainbow flag in one hand attacked a protester at Donald Trump’s rally in Greensboro, North… Read The post Man Wearing ‘Gays for Trump’ T-Shirt Attacks Protester at Trump Rally: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

Make all drugs legal: ACLU

The United States must decriminalize all illicit drugs to help treat narcotics addiction, according to a joint report published Wednesday by Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union. The study found that every 25 seconds, someone in the U.S. is arrested on drug use or possession charges. “Criminalizing personal drug use is a [...]

Yemen funeral air strike 'an apparent war crime': HRW

An air strike on a Yemeni funeral ceremony which killed at least 140 people "is an apparent war crime," Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. The Saturday strike which Yemen's Huthi rebels blamed on a Saudi-led military coalition was one of the deadliest in the coalition's air campaign against the rebels and their allies. Show More Summary

Texas locks up thousands of people per year for possessing less than a gram of drugs — and it shows how drug criminalization is failing

Drug criminalization in the United States has inflicted devastating consequences on users while offering few, if any, benefits to public safety, a Human Rights Watch report released Wednesday found. The rights group issued a joint call...Show More Summary

United States fact of the day

On any given day in the United States, at least 137,000 men and women sit behind bars on simple drug possession charges, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch. Nearly two-thirds of them are in local jails. Show More Summary

Police arrest more people for marijuana use than for all violent crimes combined

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Forty five years after Richard Nixon launched the war on drugs as a way to persecute black people, little has changed, according to a new ACLU/Human Rights Watch report. The ACLU/Human Rights Watch report shows that arrests for drugShow More Summary

An Arrest for Drug Possession Every 25 Seconds - New Report Exposes America's Ugly Side

Click here for reuse options! There's got to be a better way, and Human Rights Watch and the ACLU call for it: drug decriminalization. Nearly a half century after Richard Nixon inaugurated the modern war on drugs, to criticize it as a failure as so common as to be banal. Show More Summary

States Make 1.25 Million Drug-Possession Arrests Annually, Ohio Swinging Seriously Clinton, Johnson Gets 14 Percent In Utah: A.M. Links

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The American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch are calling on the U.S. to decriminalize all drugs in a new report showing state law enforcement agencies make more than 1.25 million drug-possession arrests annually. "EveryShow More Summary

Is it Bad to Hold Your Pee? [Science Video]

So I’m holding my pee right now to watch this. I’ll find out if this is a bad thing or not by the end of the video. Humans should urinate at least four to six times a day, but occasionally, the pressures of modern life force us to clench and hold it in. How bad […] The post Is it Bad to Hold Your Pee? [Science Video] appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.

Joy Reid: Trump Is Arguing For A 'Thug-ocracy'

Calling Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International! The panel at MSNBC took on Donald Trump's performance at last night's debate, and were horrified. First, the panel discussed Trump's threat to have Clinton arrested, then they discussed...Show More Summary

As Battle w/ ISIL for Mosul nears, Iraq should exclude Abusive Militias

Human Rights Watch | – – Role of Abusive Armed Forces, Treatment, and Screening of Detainees (Beirut) – The Iraqi government should make a commitment to prevent any armed forces implicated in…

‘What about our human rights?’: Kurds feel force of Turkey’s crackdown

Kurds believe their harsh treatment by the Turkish state, particularly since July’s failed coup, is being ignored by the outside world Ahmet stood on a roof in the district of Sur in Diyarbak?r and watched as two bulldozers razed his family home. Show More Summary

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