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Analysis: Modi has drummed up nationalist fervour to divert attention from deteriorating human rights in the country, according to a new Human Rights Council report.

In its annual report, Amnesty International said US President Donald Trump's policies on immigration and refugees set the trend for "politics of hate" which has emboldened human rights abuses

Eastern Ghouta: Aid groups make desperate pleas for action

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Eastern Ghouta: Aid groups make desperate pleas for action

NGOs and human rights groups are demanding action as the Syrian regime's relentless bombardment of Eastern Ghouta leaves hundreds dead and hospitals overflowing with blood and injured.

Syrians deserve justice in all its forms

Commission of Inquiry on Syrian Arab Republic

Syrians deserve justice in all its forms

Comment: Perpetrators of war crimes in Syria must not be given amnesty, writes the UNHRC Independent International Commission ...

Jewish-American comedian calls for the release of Ahed Tamimi

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Jewish-American comedian calls for the release of Ahed Tamimi

Sarah Silverman has called for the release of Palestinian 'hero' Ahed Tamimi, saying Jews have a responsibility to protect her rights.

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Iranian scientist facing death penalty granted citizenship in Sweden

Sweden has granted citizenship to an Iranian academic Ahmadreza Djalali who was convicted of spying for Mossad.

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Freed German-Turkish journalist says Ankara held him 'hostage'

German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel says he was held "hostage" by Ankara when he was imprisoned for a year without trial.

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UN condemns ‘surge’ in Iranian executions of juvenile offenders

Concerns are raised over the executions of juvenile offenders in Iran, where three have already been put to death this year.

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54 Palestinians died awaiting medical exit permits in 2017

Human rights organisations have criticised Israeli restrictions as new figures show 54 Palestinians died in 2017 while awaiting exit permits to ...

Syria website to release massive database of regime detainees

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Syria website to release massive database of regime detainees

A Syrian opposition news website has announced it will publish a large database of people arrested by the Assad regime based on a leaked trove ...

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Ahed Tamimi trial adjourned until March

The trial of the 17-year-old Palestinian, who slapped an Israeli soldier, has been adjourned until March, following anger after the judge banned ...

Israel set to trial Palestinian teenage 'hero' Ahed Tamimi

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Israel set to trial Palestinian teenage 'hero' Ahed Tamimi

Ahed Tamimi, who recently turned 17 while in prison, is being hailed across the world for her bravery in resisting occupation and defending her ...

HRW urges Iran to stop executions of child offenders

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HRW urges Iran to stop executions of child offenders

Following executions of three child offenders in Iran, the rights group has demanded the immediate end to the death penalty being used as ...

The Iraq Report: Systemic corruption may threaten reconstruction funds

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The Iraq Report: Systemic corruption may threaten reconstruction funds

This week in Iraq: The US has admitted that Islamic State is far from being defeated while the Iraqi interior ministry claimed that IS leader's ...

Rohingya ethnic cleansing ongoing despite Myanmar denials: <em>Amnesty</em>

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Rohingya ethnic cleansing ongoing despite Myanmar denials: Amnesty

Myanmar's military campaign against the Rohingya population is continuing, Amnesty International said, as it unveiled new ...

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US 'deeply troubled' by Turkey Amnesty International chief's re-arrest

The US has expressed 'concern' after a Turkish court re-arrested the local head of Amnesty International.

Émile Taalab

Sisi or Sisi's supporter? Egypt's presidential dilemma

Analysis: After the alarming sidelining of any serious challengers to Sisi in upcoming presidential elections, Émile Taalab asks: will Egyptians ...

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Morocco jails journalist for 4 years 'over Facebook post'

A Moroccan court has sentenced a blogger and founder of a news website critical of the government to four years in prison for 'promoting ...

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'Definitive' execution for Stockholm academic jailed in Iran

The second appeal of the death sentence handed to Iranian-Swedish medical professor has been rejected, meaning his execution is now definitive ...

Another year of deep state repression in Bahrain

Emile Nakhleh

Another year of deep state repression in Bahrain

Comment: Bahraini human rights activists have suffered severely from government repression, yet Washington and London continue to treat the ...

CJ Werleman

Australia's warmongers must come clean on weapons exports

Comment: The Australian government is exporting death and doom to the Middle East while keeping its citizens in the dark about the nature of its ...

UK law needs a new definition of 'family'

Sophia Akram

UK law needs a new definition of 'family'

Comment: If refugees are to 'integrate', they must be allowed to reunite with their families, writes Sophia Akram.

Turkey backtracks on <em>Amnesty</em> <em>International</em> country chief release

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Turkey backtracks on Amnesty International country chief release

A court decision made yesterday to release the head of Turkey's branch of human rights group Amnesty International has been ...

Turkey releases <em>Amnesty</em> <em>International</em> chief, detained on 'terror charges'

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Turkey releases Amnesty International chief, detained on 'terror charges'

"It is an enormous relief that Taner will soon be back with his wife and daughters" said Gauri van Gulik, Amnesty International’s ...

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