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US Gives Failing Grades to 23 Countries in Human Trafficking Fight

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has sharply increased, from 13 to 23, the number of nations said to be failing to meet international standards in the fight against human trafficking. Lebanon, Libya, Venezuela and several African countries are among the countries new to the list of the world’s worst offenders on the State Department’s annual report on […]

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Human Rights Watch Protests Beating of Senegalese Activists

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch wants the Senegalese government to investigate violent assaults on two human rights activists during protests in Dakar. The group says Alioune Tine and Oumar Diallo were attacked Thursday by youths from the political party of President Abdoulaye Wade. Opposition protesters clashed with police to protest the ruling party’s efforts to change the […]

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EU, China Hold Annual Human Rights Dialogue

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Diplomats from the European Union are holding annual talks with their Chinese counterparts in Beijing Thursday on China’s human rights record. The EU delegates are likely to bring up the government’s recent crackdown on dissidents and activists, including artist Ai Weiwei and Liu Xia, the wife of jailed dissident and Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo. […]

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HRW Criticizes Kazakhstan Over Uzbek Extraditions

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch says Kazakhstan’s government has violated international law by forcibly repatriating at least 28 people to neighboring Uzbekistan, where they believe they could face torture. The New York-based rights group says the Uzbeks fled their homeland fearing religious persecution after being wanted by authorities on anti-state and religion-related charges. Human Rights watch says […]

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