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  • Mali soldiers tortured, abducted 'Red Berets,' rights groups say

     
    Soldiers loyal to a captain who helped lead a military coup of the Mali government this year have tortured and abducted dozens of others accused of trying a countercoup, according to human rights groups....
  • Former prosecutor hails Charles Taylor guilty verdict

     
    Founding prosecutor the the Special Court for Sierra Leone, David M. Crane, hails Charles Taylor's guilty verdict for war crimes: David M. Crane, founding prosecutor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, said Thursday’s conviction of former...
  • Russian gay activist fined for promoting homosexuality

     
    The founder of the Moscow gay pride movement was convicted Friday of promoting homsexuality and fined $167 in the first prosecution under a controversial new St. Petersburg municipal law that human rights activists have denounced as homophobic....
  • China and U.S. face choices in Chen case, none perfect

     
    No resolution to the diplomatic challenges facing the United States and China over what happens to blind dissident Chen Guangcheng is likely to both ease Chinese embarrassment and cast the Obama administration as a staunch defender of human rights,...
  • Azerbaijan defends freeing convicted killer as Armenians protest

     
    Ramil Safarov had been sentenced to spend the rest of his days behind bars after killing an Armenian officer with an ax in Budapest, Hungary. But President Ilham Aliyev pardoned the convicted killer last week after Hungary agreed to return him to...
  • Bahrain upholds sentences for dissidents accused of plotting coup

     
    Thirteen people accused of plotting to overthrow the Bahraini government had their sentences upheld on Tuesday in a Manama appeals court, in a deeply disputed case that has alarmed rights groups and drawn rebukes from Britain and Denmark....
  • Demolition of Nigerian shantytown leaves thousands homeless

     
    Demolition of Lagos lagoon shantytown, Makoko, leaves thousands homeless: Nigerian human rights activists and Amnesty International condemn the demolition of shantytown Makoko in Lagos, as residents left homeless sleep in canoes...
  • Nine executed overnight in Gambia, more expected, Amnesty says

     
    Gambia's autocratic leader has begun acting on his vow to execute all death-row inmates within a month, sending nine to the gallows Thursday night and moving the other 40 or so out of their cells to the execution site, Amnesty International reported...
  • Gambia, Iraq executions buck worldwide abolitionist trend

     
    Global Focus: Human rights advocates the world over have been shocked and outraged by Gambia's first executions in 27 years and an escalation in hangings in Iraq that has already sent 91 to their deaths this year. The rash of executions in the two...
  • Iraq executes 21, flouting U.N. calls to halt use of death penalty

     
    In a single day, Iraq has executed 21 people for terrorism offenses, officials told reporters, repeating an activity that has outraged the United Nations and human rights groups in the past....
  • Ecuador and Britain discuss fate of WikiLeaks' Assange

     
    Ecuador and Britain met Thursday in New York over the deadlocked case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has now holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for 100 days. But while the two sides left the meeting pledging to meet again, there were...