Everyone knows that the Assad regime – from father Hafez onwards – has employed torture and executions to preserve the doubtful purity of the Baath party
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Sunday 15 December 2013
Britain is trying to get tough on female genital mutilation – but does France offer the answer
Friday 13 December 2013
UK is one of a number of EU countries who have offered no resettlement or humanitarian places, charity says
Thursday 12 December 2013
Human rights groups slam practice in which inmates are told they will die just hours beforehand
Tuesday 10 December 2013
Save the Children accused of suppressing criticism of corporate sponsor British Gas, while internal emails reveal how fuel poverty campaign was dropped to avoid offending EDF
‘Detainees are made to dig their own graves’: Former guard speaks out as satellite images show North Korean gulags are growing
Thursday 05 December 2013
Amnesty International report reveals female political prisoners are raped and then made to ‘disappear’
Tuesday 26 November 2013
Protesters demand fairer pay for staff, more representation with the university and lower tuition fees
Cricketer turned politician Imran Khan leads anti-drone protesters in blockade of key Nato supply line
Sunday 24 November 2013
Thousands rally in Peshawar, amid fears the CIA will aim unmanned anti-Taliban strikes deeper into Pakistani territory
World Cup 2022: Amnesty International calls on Fifa to take stance against 'abuse of migrant workers' in Qatar
Tuesday 19 November 2013
The human rights group say that they have found an alarming level of exploitation
Monday 18 November 2013
Fifa, international football’s governing body, must urgently address Qatar’s exploitation of migrant workers that has become “routine and widespread”, a new report warns.
Friday 08 November 2013
Shell has always claimed the oil spills which pollute villages, farms and fisheries in Nigeria's Niger Delta are mainly due to locals sabotaging pipelines for political reasons or theft. But a painstakingly researched report yesterday alleged that, in fact, corrosion and poor maintenance by the British oil multinational were the real reason for many of the spillages.
Thursday 07 November 2013
The ruling follows a request for advice from The Netherlands about three gay refugees seeking asylum from Uganda, Sierra Leone and Senegal
Friday 11 October 2013
Women in my community worry that they won’t be a good Somali woman if they haven’t undergone FGM. This is a practice that continues to control women's sexuality
Sunday 06 October 2013
Special report: Allegations of fraudulent contracts worth billions threaten to derail Putin’s showpiece
Friday 04 October 2013
A Brazilian bricklayer who disappeared more than two months ago was tortured and killed by police in Rio de Janeiro for information about drug dealers, according to prosecutors.
Former Black Panther Herman Wallace dies days after judge overturns murder conviction that saw him serve 41 years in solitary confinement
Friday 04 October 2013
A former Black Panther who served 41 years in solitary confinement has died days after a US federal judge overturned his conviction for the murder of a prison guard.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'