Pakistan: 50 villagers held over burning of Christian couple to death
6th Nov 2014

Pakistan: 50 villagers held over burning of Christian couple to death

[Shama and her husband Shahzad Masih burnt to death by villagers] Afzal Ansari KASUR, (Dawn): Police arrested on Wednesday 50 villagers who were part of a mob which reportedly burnt alive a Christian couple in a brick kiln in Kot … Continued

Germany: UK threatening foundation of EU
4th Nov 2014

Germany: UK threatening foundation of EU

  Is it a storm in a teacup or a real problem? Britain is struggling with the question of immigration from other EU states. A media report over alleged comments by Chancellor Merkel has heated up the debate.   In … Continued

Bahrain: Activist Nabeel Rajab released, says: ‘I will not stop’
4th Nov 2014

Bahrain: Activist Nabeel Rajab released, says: ‘I will not stop’

A Bahraini court Sunday freed prominent activist Nabeel Rajab but barred him from travel until his trial resumes over Tweets that were critical of state institutions, a judicial source said, as Rajab vowed to continue the fight for human rights … Continued

Iran: Ayatullah Rafsanjani calls for punishment of acid attackers
2nd Nov 2014

Iran: Ayatullah Rafsanjani calls for punishment of acid attackers

      Tehran, (IRNA): Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Sunday called for punishment of acid attackers. He made the remarks in a mourning ceremony of Moharram al-Haram. Rafsanjani said that the security forces are expected … Continued

France: Violent protests erupt in France after activist killing
2nd Nov 2014

France: Violent protests erupt in France after activist killing

  Demonstrators in France have clashed violently with police in the wake of the killing of a 21-year-old environmental activist last week. Remi Fraisse’s death was the first during a protest in mainland France since 1986. Violent protests erupted Saturday … Continued

Iran: Iranian human rights lawyer barred from practicing law for three years
20th Oct 2014

Iran: Iranian human rights lawyer barred from practicing law for three years

    Award-winning Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh told AFP Sunday that she has been barred from practicing for three years and will hold a protest against the decision this week. Sotoudeh was released from jail last year when … Continued

Saudis take to social media to express rage over al-Nimr’s death sentence
17th Oct 2014

Saudis take to social media to express rage over al-Nimr’s death sentence

    [Protesters hold pictures of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr during a rally at Qatif, against Sheikh Nimr’s execution] By: Mariam Abdallah   No one knows or can predict the possible repercussions of the death sentence passed against Saudi cleric Nimr al-Nimr, … Continued

Bahrain: Pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja arrested
16th Oct 2014

Bahrain: Pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja arrested

    Bahraini authorities have ordered pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja to be detained for questioning for seven days after a judge accused her of insulting King Hamad by tearing up his picture, her lawyer said on Wednesday. Zainab, who is … Continued

Saudi Arabia sentences Sheikh Nimr to death
16th Oct 2014

Saudi Arabia sentences Sheikh Nimr to death

      A Saudi judge on Wednesday sentenced to death an outspoken Shia cleric who has called for greater rights for Saudi minorities, the cleric’s brother Mohamed al-Nimr, said on his Twitter account. The family of al-Nimr have said … Continued

Libya: Dozens of Palestinians, Syrians found dead after boat sank off Libyan coast
8th Oct 2014

Libya: Dozens of Palestinians, Syrians found dead after boat sank off Libyan coast

    Libyan authorities have found dozens of illegal migrants, mostly Palestinians and Syrians, dead off Libya earlier this month after their boat sank due to technical problems, an international rights watchdog said Tuesday. “The boat which is believed to … Continued

India: Freedom struggle’s first journalist Martyr, Maulvi Muhammad Baqir
24th Sep 2014

India: Freedom struggle’s first journalist Martyr, Maulvi Muhammad Baqir

  [A sketch of Maulvi Baqir’s execution. He and other scholars were tied to canons and were publicly blown away] Maulvi Muhammad Baqir was a great advocate of Hindu Muslim unity.  When in order to weaken the freedom struggle the British started … Continued

Malta: Shipwreck survivors say traffickers “laughed” as hundreds drowned
17th Sep 2014

Malta: Shipwreck survivors say traffickers “laughed” as hundreds drowned

    Survivors of the most deadly migrant shipwreck in years have described the horrifying moment traffickers capsized their boat and left them to drown, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday. “After they hit our boat they waited … Continued

Palestine: Human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja arrested at Bahrain airport
1st Sep 2014

Palestine: Human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja arrested at Bahrain airport

      Bahraini human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja was arrested on Saturday at Bahrain’s international airport when she tried to visit her imprisoned father, fellow Bahraini activists said. Khawaja was traveling back to Bahrain to visit her father, jailed … Continued

US: Ferguson curfew lifted, Obama appeals for restraint
19th Aug 2014

US: Ferguson curfew lifted, Obama appeals for restraint

    The governor of the US state of Missouri has lifted a curfew in a St. Louis suburb after a week of unrest over the police shooting of a black teenager. President Barack Obama has appealed for restraint from … Continued

US: Curfew imposed for second night in Ferguson, Missouri
18th Aug 2014

US: Curfew imposed for second night in Ferguson, Missouri

  Authorities in Missouri have re-imposed a curfew amid unrest over the police shooting of teenager Michael Brown. State Governor Jay Nixon has condemned the release of footage indicating Brown took part in a robbery. Officials on Sunday imposed a … Continued

US: Police fire smoke canisters at protesters in Ferguson, Missouri
17th Aug 2014

US: Police fire smoke canisters at protesters in Ferguson, Missouri

    Police in the US town of Ferguson, Missouri, have fired smoke canisters to disperse some 200 protesters defying a midnight curfew. Many residents remain angry at the recent police killing of a black teenager. Acting in defiance of … Continued

US: Anger after Missouri police name officer who shot black teenager
16th Aug 2014

US: Anger after Missouri police name officer who shot black teenager

    Information released by police was met with skepticism after the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer, which sparked outrage and put the spotlight on racial tension and police conduct. Police in the US … Continued

UK: Strasbourg: UK disenfranchisement violates Europe law
13th Aug 2014

UK: Strasbourg: UK disenfranchisement violates Europe law

The European Court of Human Rights has overruled Britain’s prohibition on voting by prisoners. The Strasbourg-based court found, however, that the 10 inmates who challenged the ban were not entitled to compensation. The Strasbourg court agreed 5-2 that the UK … Continued

Japan marks 69th anniversary of US bombing of Hiroshima
6th Aug 2014

Japan marks 69th anniversary of US bombing of Hiroshima

    [Picture provided by Japan’s Association of the Photographers of the Atomic (Bomb) Destruction of Hiroshima on results of the US nuclear bomb]   Japan has marked the 69th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The city’s mayor called … Continued

France: Sarkozy denies wrongdoing, says case against him ‘political’
3rd Jul 2014

France: Sarkozy denies wrongdoing, says case against him ‘political’

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has denied that he broke the law after being charged with corruption-related offences. He said the country’s legal system was being used for political purposes. Sarkozy denounced what he called the “political interference” in the … Continued


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