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Human Rights

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  • Venezuela university officials decry attacks on students

    Venezuela university officials decry attacks on students
    CARACAS, Venezuela — Officials at Venezuela's largest university called on President Nicolas Maduro on Friday to help protect students after masked pro-government vigilantes attacked a peaceful gathering on campus and injured seven people....
  • Miss. governor signs religious freedom bill; civil rights groups dismayed

    Miss. governor signs religious freedom bill; civil rights groups dismayed
    Mississippi's governor signed into law Thursday a measure that allows individuals and organizations to sue the government over laws that they feel thwart their ability to practice religion. “I am proud to sign the Mississippi Religious Freedom...
  • Rebel assault on Kasab, Syria, revives dark memories for Armenians

    Rebel assault on Kasab, Syria, revives dark memories for Armenians
    BEIRUT — A rebel assault on the northern Syrian town of Kasab near the Turkish border has sparked a furor among Armenians worldwide and revived dark memories of the Ottoman-era genocide. It's unclear how many civilian casualties occurred in the...
  • Rebel shelling kills six children in Damascus, Syria

    Rebel shelling kills six children in Damascus, Syria
    BEIRUT —A series of mortar shells fired by rebels killed six children and injured 16 others Thursday in and around the Syrian capital of Damascus, according to Syria’s official news agency. Rebels based in the capital’s outskirts...
  • Chad to withdraw peacekeeping troops from Central African Republic

    Chad to withdraw peacekeeping troops from Central African Republic
    Chad's Foreign Ministry said Thursday that it would withdraw its 850 peacekeeping troops from the African Union mission in the neighboring Central African Republic. The move follows criticism from human rights organizations and Christian militants after...
  • Brazil's military to cooperate in dirty war investigation

    Brazil's military to cooperate in dirty war investigation
      SAO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil’s military has agreed to open investigations of use  torture at bases it operated during two decades of dictatorship from 1964 to 1985. The announcement Tuesday, the 50th anniversary of the coup that toppled...
  • Religious freedom bill passes in Mississippi; gays worry

    Religious freedom bill passes in Mississippi; gays worry
    Mississippi lawmakers have approved a bill that would allow citizens and businesses to challenge laws they see as substantially in conflict with their religious beliefs. The bill, in the hands of Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday, would put into place a law...
  • Turkish high court rules Twitter ban illegal, orders access restored

    Turkish high court rules Twitter ban illegal, orders access restored
    The Turkish government's ban on access to the Twitter social media site violates citizens' right to free expression and access should be immediately restored, the country's Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday. Citing the Turkish Constitution's...
  • Supreme Court lifts overall limits on congressional campaign donations

    Supreme Court lifts overall limits on congressional campaign donations
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday freed wealthy donors to give more money directly to congressional candidates, extending its controversial 2010 Citizens United decision that opened the door for unlimited independent spending on political...
  • Blasts in Egypt strike near riot police; senior official killed

    Blasts in Egypt strike near riot police; senior official killed
    CAIRO — In the latest sign of Egypt’s growing volatility, a series of blasts went off outside Cairo University on Wednesday, killing a police brigadier general and injuring at least seven people, officials and state media reported. The three...
  • Venezuela introduces food ID in face of shortages, black markets

    Venezuela introduces food ID in face of shortages, black markets
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- Grappling with scarcities of sugar, milk, cornmeal and other basic foods, the Venezuelan government Tuesday unveiled a new electronic identification system for shoppers that critics say is a modern version of a ration card. President...