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Pakistan: Benazir Bhutto murder case prosecutor shot dead
3rd May 2013

Pakistan: Benazir Bhutto murder case prosecutor shot dead

Pakistan’s special prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali, who was shot dead in Rawalpindi, addresses reporters media outside Rawalpindi’s Adiyala prison in February 2011.   Police say a leading Pakistani prosecutor handling the 2007 Benazir Bhutto assassination case has been shot dead while … Continued

3rd May 2013

US: Egyptian activist faces pro-Israel backlash after award nomination

Al-Akhbar: The nomination of an Egyptian activist to receive a human rights award has led to uproar by pro-Israeli media over her comments supporting resistance against Israeli occupation. The Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders, also known as “the … Continued

Bangladesh: Savar building collapse, 2 more bodies recovered
30th Apr 2013

Bangladesh: Savar building collapse, 2 more bodies recovered

This Monday photo shows rescuers using a crane to remove heavy concrete slabs of the collapsed building at Savar. Photo: STAR   Rescuers pulled out two more bodies from beneath the debris of the collapsed building in Savar on Tuesday, … Continued

29th Apr 2013

Bangladesh: Hopes fading, flickering, death toll 381

Dolly cries, holding the photo of her missing brother as hope starts to fade on day five of the rescue operations yesterday at the Rana Plaza collapse site in Savar. Her brother used to work in one of the garment … Continued

29th Apr 2013

Bahrain arrests 22 demonstrators for “terrorist attacks”

Bahrain has rounded up 22 people suspected of attacking security forces and blocking roads during protests, including in the lead-up to its Formula One race this month, police said. The arrests were related to alleged acts of violence since late … Continued

27th Apr 2013

India: Girl raped, attacked with blades in public toilet

An anti-rape protester displays a placard during a protest against the Delhi Police over the recent rape of a minor girl at police headqaurters in New Delhi. PTI New Delhi, (Hindustan Times): A six-year-old girl was raped inside a public … Continued

26th Apr 2013

Bangladesh: Death toll in Bangladesh building collapse rises to 271

DHAKA,  (Xinhua): The death toll from Wednesday’s building collapse in Savar on the outskirts of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka climbed to 271 on Friday morning, police said.   Relatives of the missing said scores of people were still unaccounted for when … Continued

26th Apr 2013

Bahrain cancels visit of UN torture envoy

The UN’s envoy on torture voiced his “deep disappointment” Wednesday after Bahrain, rocked by renewed clashes between security forces and pro-democracy activists, postponed his planned visit. “This is the second time that my visit has been postponed, at very short … Continued

Pakistan: Acid thrown on three women in Multan
23rd Apr 2013

Pakistan: Acid thrown on three women in Multan

MULTAN, (Dawn): Two people have thrown acid on three women, a mother and two daughters, in village Nauranga on the outskirts of Multan. Police said that they have arrested one suspect and the injured were shifted to Nishtar Hospital Multan. … Continued

22nd Apr 2013

Myanmar: HRW alleges ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims

Human Rights Watch has published a report claiming ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in the state of Rakhine in Myanmar. The document, based on field interviews, says authorities encouraged the actions. The Human Rights Watch organization released its 153-page report … Continued

22nd Apr 2013

Bahrain: On Grand Prix day, clashes continued

Bahraini pro-democracy activists reported sporadic clashes between police and protesters on Sunday, hours before a Formula One race promoted by the government as a non-political festival of sport but seen by the opposition as a public relations stunt. Some protesters … Continued

India: Delhi minor rape victim stable, PM calls for women’s safety
21st Apr 2013

India: Delhi minor rape victim stable, PM calls for women’s safety

IANS: The latest medical bulletin issued by AIIMS on Sunday said the five year old rape victim is conscious and talking to parents, doctors and nurses even as protests continue across Delhi. The doctor said her vital parameters are normal … Continued

21st Apr 2013

Bahrain intensifies crackdown ahead of F1 race

(Al-Akhbar): Tens of thousands have taken to the streets across Bahrain to protest Sunday’s Formula One Grand Prix amid one of the worst government crackdowns on dissidents to hit the tiny island since the start of an uprising more than … Continued

19th Apr 2013

Germany rejects quotas for women

  Women hold 39 percent of management positions in Norway, but fewer than 10 percent in Germany. But, the German parliament has rejected quotas for top positions with the votes of the governing coalition. In 1979, the United Nations codified … Continued

Bahrain: Riot police teargas Bahrain high school
17th Apr 2013

Bahrain: Riot police teargas Bahrain high school

Riot police raided a high school and fired tear gas at students in Bahrain’s capital Manama Tuesday morning as the teenagers demonstrated for the release of a pupil arrested the previous day. Amateur footage posted online show police firing tear … Continued

16th Apr 2013

Formula One chief denies Bahrain crackdown ahead of race

Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone has dismissed human rights concerns over this week’s Bahrain Grand Prix after the government arrested dozens of activists ahead of the race. Bahrainis have staged days of anti-government demonstrations which escalated with an explosion Sunday … Continued

15th Apr 2013

India: 10-yr-old girl sexually assaulted inside bus in New Delhi

New Delhi, (Hindustan Times): In two cases of crimes against woman, a 10-year-old girl was sexually assaulted while another minor girl and a nurse were molested in a hospital. The first incident was reported from outer Delhi’s Sultanpuri on Saturday … Continued

12th Apr 2013

India: Dalit girl raped in Odisha, four held

Bhubaneswar, (IANS): Four men were arrested in Odisha’s Jajpur district for the rape of a 15- year-old Dalit girl two days ago, police said on Friday. The victim is a resident of Pahanga village, over 100 kilometres from Bhubaneswar. The … Continued

Afghanistan: Twelve civilians, including 11 children killed in Afghan NATO strike
8th Apr 2013

Afghanistan: Twelve civilians, including 11 children killed in Afghan NATO strike

RT News: A NATO airstrike has killed 11 children and one woman in the East of Afghanistan, report local officials. A house collapsed during the attack, causing the casualties and leaving six women injured. The civilians were killed during a … Continued

Saudi Arabia: Migrant workers bound and beaten in Saudi Arabia: video
5th Apr 2013

Saudi Arabia: Migrant workers bound and beaten in Saudi Arabia: video

A video showing a group of Saudi civilians binding and beating allegedly undocumented immigrants was circulated widely online, days after Saudi Arabia ramped up its crackdown on illegal immigration. The footage shows a at least five non-Saudi men lying on … Continued

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview done on 29 May 2013 and transmitted on 12 June 2013


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