Tag Archives: Human Rights

Israeli PM Cancels Meeting With German FM Over Dialogue With Human Rights Groups By
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday canceled a meeting with the visiting German foreign minister over the latter’s plans to sit down with Israeli rights groups, sparking a rare diplomatic feud with one of Israel’s...
Bahrain Approves Military Trials For Civilians By
Bahrain’s king on Monday approved a constitutional amendment granting military courts the right to try civilians. Military courts in Bahrain were previously limited to trying members of the armed forces or other branches of the security services and could only try...
Fact-checking Israeli Ambassador Mark Regev By
In October, Mark Regev addressed Cambridge University students at its famous Debating Union. The event was recently uploaded onto YouTube, and of particular interest is the Q&A (beginning 27 minutes in). The questions are predominantly critical, or sceptical, and Regev...
China Releases Human Rights Report On US By
(REPORT) — On Thursday, China’s State Council Information Office released a human rights report on the U.S., noting that while that country continues to act as “the judge of human rights” it continues to ignore its own “terrible problems.” The...
Israel Halts Entry Visas For Human Rights Watch By
FILE – Israeli security detain an Associated Press photographer during a Palestinian protest in Yatta in the West Bank on Saturday (AP Photo)   (REPORT) — Israel will stop issuing work visas to Human Rights Watch staff, the NGO said on Friday, as Israeli...
US Air Force Significantly Increases Involvement In Saudi War In Yemen By
(REPORT) — The US doesn’t necessarily like to brag about their involvement in the Saudi invasion of Yemen, given the massive civilian death toll of the Saudi airstrikes and the growing international disquiet about the humanitarian crisis the war has led to. Still,...
Amnesty International’s Kangaroo Report On Syria By
(OPINION) — Amnesty International (AI) has done some good investigations and reports over the years. This has won them widespread support.  However, less well recognized, Amnesty International has also carried out faulty investigations contributing to bloody and...
Trump Approves Weapons Sales To Saudi Arabia And Bahrain By
(REPORT) — According to officials familiar with the process, President Trump is expected to quickly approve massive weapons sales to both Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, deals which had been on hold over growing concerns about human rights abuses by both nations. The White...
Muslim Ban Is A First Test Of What The System Will Normalize: Interview With Jamil Dakwar By
http://www.mintpressnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/S4E3.mp3 Published in partnership with Shadowproof. Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Jamil Dakwar, the director of the ACLU’s Human Rights Program. Dakwar addresses how the Muslim ban signed...
Chelsea Manning: Seven Leaks That Rocked The Middle East By
(REPORT) — After President Obama commuted the 35-year sentence of US whistleblower Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, bringing her release date forward to 17 May, Middle East Eye looks at the impact of the information she passed on to WikiLeaks. Some have condemned her for...