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Human Rights

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  • 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...
  • Jimmy Carter signs 1,600 books in one sitting at Powell's

    Jimmy Carter signs 1,600 books in one sitting at Powell's
    Former President Carter met his adoring, book-buying public in Portland, Ore., on  Sunday, the Oregonian reports. The 89-year-old statesman signed 1,600 books in about two hours at Powell's Bookstore. Carter's new book is "A Call to Action: Women,...
  • Jonathan Schell dies at 70; author and anti-nuclear activist

    Jonathan Schell dies at 70; author and anti-nuclear activist
    Jonathan Schell, the author, journalist and activist who wrote passionately and cogently about war and politics for more than 40 years, condemning conflicts from Vietnam to Iraq and galvanizing the anti-nuclear movement with his horrifyingly detailed...
  • UCSB professor vs. antiabortion protester: 'Trauma trigger' is no defense

    UCSB professor vs. antiabortion protester: 'Trauma trigger' is no defense
    Mireille Miller-Young, a feminist studies professor at UC Santa Barbara, has been charged with battery, vandalism and theft after she allegedly stole and destroyed the sign of an antiabortion protester on campus and then pushed and scratched the 16-year-...
  • Obama recognizes human rights advocate before leaving Saudi Arabia

    Obama recognizes human rights advocate before leaving Saudi Arabia
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- President Obama honored a domestic-violence and child-abuse advocate here Saturday, giving attention to human rights struggles in Saudi Arabia before bringing to a close an overseas trip to Europe and the desert kingdom that was...
  • These claims shouldn't have a prayer

    These claims shouldn't have a prayer
    Are secular, for-profit corporations free to violate the rights of their employees by claiming that the law violates their corporate religious conscience? That's the big question at the heart of the two blockbuster challenges to a key provision of...
  • Egyptian report blames both Islamists, security forces for violence

    Egyptian report blames both Islamists, security forces for violence
    CAIRO — A state-appointed human rights panel on Monday blamed both sides for the deadly violence seven months ago when security forces broke up protest camps set up by supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. The National Council for...
  • 21 candidates file for retiring Waxman's congressional seat

    21 candidates file for retiring Waxman's congressional seat
    Twenty-one would-be successors to longtime Rep. Henry Waxman completed the paperwork to run for the seat he is giving up when his term ends, according to Los Angeles County elections officials. The field to succeed Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) includes 11...
  • Venezuela street clashes persist as death toll rises

    Venezuela street clashes persist as death toll rises
    CARACAS, Venezuela — Government forces used water cannons and tear gas Wednesday to turn back opposition marches in the capital, where borough mayors defied a Supreme Court order that they clear street barricades. Clouds of gas hovered near the...
  • Crimea voters appear to overwhelmingly back rejoining Russia

    Crimea voters appear to overwhelmingly back rejoining Russia
    SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — In the face of widespread international condemnation and the threat of punishing new sanctions on the Russian government, voters in Crimea appeared Sunday to overwhelmingly back a measure to break away from Ukraine and become...
  • Marchers, mayors defy Venezuelan government

    Marchers, mayors defy Venezuelan government
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela’s government and opposition marchers were headed for a showdown Wednesday while several Caracas borough mayors defied a supreme court order that they clear barricades in parts of the capital where demonstrations...