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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Friday 01 March 2013
Incident shines a light on South Africa's much-criticised police force
Sentenced to 100 lashes in the Maldives: 15-year-old girl 'raped by stepfather who then murdered baby'
Thursday 28 February 2013
A teenage girl in the Maldives who was repeatedly raped by her stepfather has been ordered to receive 100 lashes after she confessed to having had pre-marital sex with another man. She is said to be deeply traumatised.
Sunday 17 February 2013
Amnesty says the trial is a 'new chapter in Russia's worsening human rights record'
Thursday 14 February 2013
Two years on, little has changed as Shia muslims continue to protest against the Sunni government
Tuesday 15 January 2013
In 2010, 27 migrant workers were executed in Saudi Arabia and, according to Amnesty International, more than 45 foreign maids are currently on death row
Monday 14 January 2013
One of Azerbaijan’s most prominent opposition figures has been assaulted while police apparently stood to one side and did not intervene.
Wednesday 09 January 2013
Kingdom breaching global treaty as Rizana Nafeek was 17 when baby died in her care
Sunday 06 January 2013
In The Independent on Sunday of 23 December, an article stated that Amnesty International recommends that the use of Tasers on children and vulnerable people "should be avoided in all circumstances".
David Cameron makes 'no apology' for controversial visit to the Gulf to promote British defence firms
Monday 12 November 2012
David Cameron has insisted he made “no apology” for flying to the Gulf to bang the drum for British defence firms despite the poor human rights record in the region.
Sunday 11 November 2012
Human rights groups will start the firing gun on their campaign against Government proposals to allow national security evidence to be heard behind closed court doors under the so-called "secret justice" bill.
Monday 05 November 2012
Iran’s nuclear ambitions will be top of the agenda when David Cameron visits Saudi Arabia tomorrow during a three-day visit to the Gulf and the Middle East.
Syrian rebels accused of war crime after video is posted appearing to show opposition forces shooting captured Assad troops
Friday 02 November 2012
Video showing apparent war crime raises questions about oppposition groups
Friday 02 November 2012
Sri Lanka yesterday claimed it was making progress on protecting human rights amid a barrage of sceptical questions about abductions, threats to journalists and lack of reconciliation with the Tamil community.
Thursday 01 November 2012
Nigeria is illegally holding hundreds of people suspected of taking part in violence orchestrated by a radical Islamist sect, a rights group warned today, adding that they were being kept in inhumane conditions and denied access to lawyers.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
Government plans to extend the use of secret hearings in courts are not compatible with the Human Rights Act, the equalities watchdog has said.
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
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