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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

2nd Apr 2013

Yemen: Guantanamo inmate relatives protest in Sana’a

Activists and relatives of around 90 Yemeni detainees held in Guantanamo Bay protested outside the US Embassy in Sanaa on Monday to demand the prisoners’ release after more than a decade in detention. Yemenis make up the largest contingent of … Continued

Hague convicts two Serb officials of Bosnia atrocities
28th Mar 2013

Hague convicts two Serb officials of Bosnia atrocities

The Hague has sentenced two Bosnian Serbs to 22 years for their campaign to cleanse the country of Muslims and Croats in the 1992-95 Bosnian war. The trial of the two war criminals dates back to 2008. Mico Stanisic, 58, … Continued

Jailed Bahraini activist on hunger strike for “dignity”
26th Mar 2013

Jailed Bahraini activist on hunger strike for “dignity”

Published Monday, March 25, 2013 (Al-Akhbar): A jailed Bahraini rights activist who launched an open-ended hunger strike eight days ago after being denied visitation rights has published a letter explaining her actions. Zainab al-Khawaja, who is serving a six-month prison … Continued

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