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  • Great news: UN Human Rights Council to investigate American voter-ID laws

    03/15/2012 9:01:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 03/15/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Stop me if you've heard this joke before. A Saudi, a Cuban, and an American political group walks into a room -- and the American political group asks them to tell the US to be more fair about its voting practices. Haven't heard this one? You may get a chance to see it in action if you go to Geneva and watch the UN Human Rights Council and the NAACP at work:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The United Nations Human Rights Council is investigating the issue of American election laws at its gathering on minority rights in Geneva, Switzerland.....
  • Iraqi teenagers stoned to death for "emo" haircuts (Ah, yes, more from the religion of peace!)

    03/11/2012 12:39:07 AM PST · by jda · 16 replies
    alakhbar English ^ | 09 March 2012
    At least 90 Iraqi teenagers with "emo" appearances have been stoned to death by religious extremists in Baghdad in the past month after an inflammatory interior ministry statement dubbed it "devil worshiping", activists said. Iraq's Moral Police released a chilling statement on the interior ministry's website condemning the "emo phenomenon" among Iraqi youth, disturbingly declaring its intent to "eliminate" the trend. "The 'Emo phenomenon' or devil worshiping is being followed by the Moral Police who have the approval to eliminate [the phenomenon] as soon as possible since it's detrimentally affecting the society and becoming a danger," the statement read. {snip}...
  • Leopard kills fifth girl in Nepal

    02/09/2012 12:46:06 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph - UK ^ | February 9, 2012
    A man-eating leopard has claimed its fifth victim in just two months after dragging away and devouring a 14-year-old girl in Nepal. ...In the latest attack, the unnamed teenager was cutting grass in the forest near her home in Baitadi district, on the border with India, when she was attacked by the animal, said Bishnu Bahadur Karki, a local deputy superintendent of police. "The locals found the body torn into pieces and eaten below the neck at the forest area yesterday," he told AFP. Karki said three young girls and a 35-year-old pregnant woman had been killed in the weeks...
  • Justice Ginsburg to Egyptians: Look to the Constitutions of South Africa or Canada, Not to the US ..

    02/02/2012 3:30:12 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 51 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 1-30-12 | Al-Hayat (Egypt)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which aired on Al-Hayat TV on January 30, 2012. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: It is a very inspiring time - that you have overthrown a dictator, and that you are striving to achieve a genuine democracy. So I think people in the United States are hoping that this transition will work, and that there will genuinely be a government of, by, and for the people. [...] I met with the head of the elections commission. I think that the first step has gone well, and that elections...
  • Justice Ginsburg to Egyptians: Look to the Constitutions of South Africa or Canada, Not to the US

    02/03/2012 2:27:14 PM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    MEMRI ^ | January 30, 2012 | Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    Video at Link.
  • Saudi Arabian Officials Assault, Strip Search Christian Prisoners-

    01/25/2012 5:50:22 PM PST · by bayouranger · 11 replies
    http://www.persecution.org/ ^ | 1-24-12 | ICC Staff
    ICC Urges Saudi Arabia to Release the Prisoners Washington, D.C. (January 24, 2012) International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Saudi Arabian officials strip searched 29 Christian women and assaulted six Christian men after arresting them for holding a prayer meeting at a private home in Jeddah. The prisoners are currently being held at Briman prison in Jeddah. We feel humiliated because the security officials stripped searched us. They used the same glove to search several of us at the same time. Some of my friends are suffering from physical pain to their private parts due to the unsanitary...
  • Kenyan leaders to stand trial on human rights violations ('07 election; was Hussein there?)

    01/24/2012 9:58:10 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 7 replies
    cnn ^ | 1/23/12
    Four Kenyan officials, including Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, will stand trial on human rights violations that are alleged to have occurred after the 2007 election, the International Criminal Court ruled Monday.
  • Internet Access Is Not a Human Right

    01/14/2012 6:05:23 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 4, 2012 | Vinton G. Cerf
    From the streets of Tunis to Tahrir Square and beyond, protests around the world last year were built on the Internet and the many devices that interact with it... It is no surprise, then, that the protests have raised questions about whether Internet access is or should be a civil or human right.... ...technology is an enabler of rights, not a right itself. There is a high bar for something to be considered a human right. Loosely put, it must be among the things we as humans need in order to lead healthy, meaningful lives, like freedom from torture or...
  • Outrage over 'human zoo' on Indian islands....(Oh! the inhumanity!)

    01/11/2012 7:08:28 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/11/12 | Yahoo News
    Rights campaigners and politicians Wednesday condemned a video showing women from a protected and primitive tribe dancing for tourists in exchange for food on India's far-flung Andaman Islands. British newspaper The Observer released the video showing Jarawa tribal women -- some of them naked -- being lured to dance and sing after a bribe was allegedly paid to a policeman to produce them. Under Indian laws designed to protect ancient tribal groups susceptible to outside influence and disease, photographing or coming into contact with the Jarawa is illegal.
  • Russia slams US for its human rights record

    12/28/2011 6:09:30 PM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/28/11
    MOSCOW (AP) Russia's Foreign Ministry has attacked America's human rights record in its first report on injustice elsewhere in the world, offering examples such as the Guantanamo Bay prison and wrongful death row convictions to paint the U.S. as hypocritical for lecturing other nations on the subject of rights.
  • U.S. Congress holds hearings on human rights in Russia

    12/20/2011 11:09:10 AM PST · by struwwelpeter · 4 replies
    Radio Echo of Moscow ^ | December 17th, 2011 | Natalia Pelevine
    This week the U.S. Congress held hearings on human rights in Russia. The first remarks by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), conducting the hearings, and they were pretty tough. This was not surprising, since long ago she signed a bill named for Sergey L. Magnitsky, a Russian attorney killed in police custody. This bill now has twenty-five senators supporting it in the upper house of the U.S. Congress, and may well be adopted. Further testimony was given Phillip H. Gordon, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of European and Eurasian affairs, and Thomas O. Melia, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the...
  • At Length: John Bolton discusses nuclear Iran and Israel

    12/19/2011 8:17:20 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 4 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Rabbi David Woznica
    Most of the time when we hear John Bolton, we hear him in small sound bites on Fox News. But in this interview John Bolton talks about Iran at length, discussing what we know about Irans nuclear facilities, why sanctions wont work, and what he expects Israel to do in the next couple of years. Very interesting discussion:
  • Batman Star Christian Bale Attacked & Stopped in China from meeting a Blind Activist Lawyer

    12/19/2011 7:13:11 AM PST · by thesaleboat · 4 replies
    LIFESITENEWS ^ | 16 Dec 2011 | LIFESITENEWS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-NGweWIQqc&feature=player_embedded ^YouTube video link^ DONGSHIGU VILLAGE, China, December 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Famed Batman star Christian Bale is making headlines after he traveled nine hours from Beijing to visit blind forced abortion opponent Chen Guangcheng. The actor never got the chance, however, as he was roughed up and forced away from Chens village by Chinese government officials, according to a CNN report. What I really wanted to do was shake the mans hand and say thank you, and tell him what an inspiration he is, he said. Bale was in Beijing for the premiere of The Flowers of War, a...
  • Op-Ed: Human Rights for Israelis?

    12/15/2011 5:40:37 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/12/11 | Ted Belman
    Sunday In Israeli Knesset's legislative committee they postponed a vote on the outposts. This Sunday is when you can make a difference. Read on. The battle for the rights of the 7000 young Israelis living in so-called outposts (young communities in Judea and Samaria which lack formal government approval for political reasons) is fierce in Israel. European funded leftwing pro-Palestinian groups are doing their best to have these communities both delegitimized and decimated. The Israeli public generally sympathizes with the communities, among other reasons due to the fact that deceased Israeli war heroes, known to every Israeli family, lived in...
  • UN rights chief says Syria death toll over 4,000

    12/01/2011 7:51:26 AM PST · by Righting · 4 replies
    AP / YahooNews ^ | Dec. 01, 2011
    GENEVA (AP) The U.N.'s top human rights official says her office estimates the death toll in Syria's nine-month uprising is now "much more" than 4,000. Navi Pillay, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, gave the latest figure a day before the global body is due to hold an emergency meeting on the crisis in the country. Pillay told reporters in Geneva on Thursday that evidence emerging of abuses committed by Syrian security forces affirms her call that the country's leadership should be prosecuted for "crimes against humanity."
  • A 'Human Rights' Swindle in Colombia (NGO Fraud)

    11/08/2011 10:32:00 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 7, 2011 | MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY
    As Occupy Wall Street droned on about the evils of corporate avarice last month, a multimillion-dollar international scandal broke in Bogot, exposing greed and corruption in the "nongovernmental organization" (NGO) world of human rights.
  • Israeli Ministry of Welfare Destroys Ethiopian Homes

    11/05/2011 9:34:30 AM PDT · by Love for Israel · 26 replies
    UnPromisedLand channel ^ | 4 Nov 2011 | David Weisskopf
    Ministry of Welfare Destroys Ethiopian Homes by R. D. Weisskopf, founder of the UnPromised Land channel Despite the widespread outcry against the Ministry of Welfare, senior management refused this week to fight corruption which has been deeply-entrenched in the Ministry of Welfare for over 30 years. One of the communities that has suffered most at the hands of the Ministry of Welfare are Ethiopian immigrants. According to the Jewish Agency, Ethiopians are less than 3% of Israels immigrant population while Ethiopian children represent 50% of the immigrant population under the Ministry of Welfares control. One of the many testimonies linked...
  • Human-rights complaint seeks secular praying room for Muslims at Catholic University

    10/28/2011 11:48:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/28/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    I'll start off this post by informing readers that they will not identify the most outrageous part of this story from the headline, not here at Hot Air, and not at Fox News, which headlines the story, ‘Do Crosses at Catholic University Violate “Human Rights” of Muslims?’ Before we get to the most outrageous part of the story, let’s hit the teeth-grinding allegations in the complaint (via Katie Pavlich): The Washington, D.C. Office of Human Rights confirmed that it is investigating allegations that Catholic University violated the human rights of Muslim students by not allowing them to form a Muslim...
  • Muslims Want Catholic School to Provide Room Without Crosses

    10/26/2011 7:37:22 PM PDT · by bkopto · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 26, 2011 | Staff
    Catholic University has been accused of violating the human rights of Muslim students by not allowing them to form a Muslim student group and by not providing them rooms without Christian symbols for their daily prayers, according to a complaint filed with the Washington, D.C. Office of Human Rights. The 60-page complaint said Muslim students must perform their prayers surrounded by symbols of Catholicism e.g., a wooden crucifix, paintings of Jesus, pictures of priests and theologians which many Muslim students find inappropriate. SNIP Patrick Reilly, the president of the Cardinal Newman Society, an organization that promotes Catholic identity among...
  • Diane Sawyer: "Moderate" Islamists government in Tunisia - What the heck is that?

    10/24/2011 4:46:46 PM PDT · by Righting · 12 replies
    Newsround: ABC TV / PBS NewsHour
    Diane Sawyer: "Moderate Islamists" government in Tunisia - What the heck is that? This ("moderate Islamists") was D. Sawyer's invented language today [Oct. 24, 2011]. (World News With Diane Sawyer - ABC) --- PBS NewsHour - Oct. 24, 2011 Gwen Ifill had guests: Michelle Dunn (Atlantic Journal) and Hisham Melhem, Washington bureau chief for Al-Arabiya TV. Surprisingly, it was Michelle Dunn that typically was caught up in the media romance-with-Arab-spring frenzy and lied/said that defended the 'Sharia' legalization in Tunisia. Whereas the Arab Muslim Hisham of al-Arabiya that was more defining it in clarity, 'Islamic law' being the main Vs...