Human Rights

British man to be flogged in Saudi Arabia for having wine
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British man to be flogged in Saudi Arabia for having wine

Karl Andree's family warn he is weak after battling cancer and won't survive the punishment of 350 lashes
13 Oct 2015
Ali Mohammed al-Nimr: hacktivists fight to halt execution
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Ali Mohammed al-Nimr: hacktivists fight to halt execution

Saudi Arabia to publicly behead young man who was arrested as a child during anti-government protests
28 Sep 2015
How George Clooney plans to end war and conflict in Africa
George Clooney
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How George Clooney plans to end war and conflict in Africa

Project hopes to disrupt the flow of money into conflict zones – but shouldn't Africans be part of the conversation?
21 Jul 2015
European Games: sambo, sport and politics in Baku
Baku 2015 European Games
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European Games: sambo, sport and politics in Baku

Olympic warm-up event in Azerbaijan overshadowed by human rights allegations
12 Jun 2015
South Sudan: government and rebels recruiting child soldier
Child soldiers in South Sudan
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South Sudan: government and rebels recruiting child soldier

Human Rights Watch accuses both sides in South Sudan's conflict of arming young children – often by force
16 Feb 2015
Iran to execute blogger over 'blasphemous' Facebook post
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Iran to execute blogger over 'blasphemous' Facebook post

Human rights groups say Soheil Arabi's execution is 'imminent' and appeals to a Tehran court for amnesty
3 Dec 2014
FREE: The woman jailed for watching volleyball
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FREE: The woman jailed for watching volleyball

'Courageous' Ghoncheh Ghavami is recovering in Tehran after being released on bail because of 'health problems'
24 Nov 2014
Tories reveal plans to break ties with human rights court
David Cameron
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Tories reveal plans to break ties with human rights court

Conservatives to scrap Human Rights Act and seize power from Europe if they win the next election
3 Oct 2014
Israel accused of 'coercing' African migrants to leave
Israeli immigration officers checking African migrants
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Israel accused of 'coercing' African migrants to leave

Refugees from Sudan and Eritrea were pressured to move on, Human Rights Watch says
10 Sep 2014
No compensation for prisoners denied the vote, rules ECHR
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No compensation for prisoners denied the vote, rules ECHR

But Strasbourg upholds previous ruling that blanket ban on prisoners voting is unlawful
12 Aug 2014
ECHR: is Tory plan to snub EU court a 'legal car crash'?
British Prime Minister David Cameron
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ECHR: is Tory plan to snub EU court a 'legal car crash'?

David Cameron wants to curb the European Court of Human Rights but not everyone in his party backs the plan
17 Jul 2014
VENETIA RAINEY: 13 nuns reveal the truth about Syria
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VENETIA RAINEY: 13 nuns reveal the truth about Syria

For a start, we now know Bashar Assad’s regime does detain children. But there’s more…
14 Mar 2014
Mugabe plans 90th birthday party as millions starve
Robert Mugabe
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Mugabe plans 90th birthday party as millions starve

Celebrations expected to cost £600,000 as millions of Zimbabweans go hungry
20 Feb 2014
JLO: Singer's birthday blunder in Turkmenistan
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JLO: Singer's birthday blunder in Turkmenistan

American singer apologises for lucrative gig for president accused of 'human rights abuses'
1 Jul 2013
THE MOLE: Lord Falconer's right-to-die bill
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THE MOLE: Lord Falconer's right-to-die bill

Falconer has a long history of good intentions – but the consequences have not always been pretty
15 May 2013
Lord Neuberger slams 'slanted' portrayal of human rights
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Lord Neuberger slams 'slanted' portrayal of human rights

Britain's top judge warns UK will have to quit UN if it wants to send terrorism suspects to face torture
5 Mar 2013
McKinnon extradition blocked as May invokes human rights
Gary McKinnon
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McKinnon extradition blocked as May invokes human rights

Hacker Gary McKinnon saved by Theresa May, but why was fellow Asperger's sufferer Talha Ahsan sent to US for trial?
16 Oct 2012
Legal battle looms over Met attack on
Guardian offices
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Legal battle looms over Met attack on

Police action is an abuse of the Official Secrets Act and the Human Rights Act, say editors and lawyers
18 Sep 2011
Both China and the West have distorted the truth about the
Tiananmen Square myth
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Both China and the West have distorted the truth about the

By focusing on the student protests in Tiananmen Square Western liberals ignore the bigger tragedy perpetrated by the Communist Party of China
3 Jun 2009
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