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  • Kadafi spy chief sent to Libya amid worries about fair trial

     
    Mauritania shipped the man who served as spy chief to deposed Libyan strongman Moammar Kadafi off to Libya on Wednesday, where the Libyan prime minister assured reporters he would get a fair trial, according to local and international media....
  • Brown rejects expanding media access to prisons

     
    There is a parade of journalists these days passing through California's hard-core Pelican Bay State Prison, home to the state's most violent and dangerous inmates. But the wing that reporters most want to see -- and the inmates whom they......
  • Video appears to show U.S. journalist missing in Syria

     
    An online video appears to provide the first glimpse of missing American journalist Austin Tice since he went missing in Syria in August, blindfolded by his captors and uttering, “Oh Jesus, Oh Jesus,” between the Arabic words of a Muslim...
  • Amnesty International to Egypt: Stop 'bloody' legacy of repression

     
    Amnesty International sent a letter Tuesday to Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi urging him to stem the “bloody” legacy of state repression highlighted in two reports that detail killings, torture and sexual assaults that have shaken the nation...
  • Hong Kong police arrest 7 in harbor collision that killed 38 people

     
    Hong Kong police arrested two captains and five crew members Tuesday in connection with the collision of a pleasure boat and a ferry that left 38 people dead and more than 100 injured in the territory’s worst maritime accident in four decades....
  • Forced evictions on rise in China, Amnesty says in new report

     
    BEIJING -- Forced evictions are accelerating in China, leading to violent disturbances and deaths, a new report by Amnesty International asserted Thursday. The human-rights group said it had collected reports on more than 40 cases in which people...
  • Tunisia woman accused of indecency after alleged rape by police

     
    Hundreds of protesters thronged to a Tunis courtroom Tuesday as a woman and her fiance who accused police officers of rape and extortion defended themselves against allegations of indecency. The case has outraged Tunisian feminists and human rights...
  • Maldives' former president arrested after defying court summons

     
    Police arrested the former leader of the Maldives on Monday as he campaigned to regain the presidency, the latest chapter in the political saga roiling the tiny string of islands south of India. The winding case has rattled the young democracy, which...
  • Spanish politician sentenced to 4 years in Cuba car crash

     
    MEXICO CITY -- A Cuban court has sentenced a conservative Spanish politician to four years in prison for causing an automobile accident that killed two Cuban dissidents who were riding with him, according to news reports. Now the Spanish government is...
  • Imprisoned lawyer in Iran goes on hunger strike

     
    An Iranian human rights lawyer whose jailing spurred an international outcry is now going on hunger strike, frustrated by restrictions on her family, her husband said Thursday. Nasrin Sotoudeh, 49, was convicted last year of acting against national...
  • Hunger strike continues at Corcoran

     
    A rolling hunger strike that has moved through three California prisons had dwindled by Wednesday to 69 inmates, officials said. The fasting began among some 500 inmates Oct. 10 at the state's maximum security Pelican Bay State Prison near Oregon......