Tag Archives: Human Rights

US ‘Interrogating Detainees Tortured In UAE Black-Sites’ In Yemen By
The United States is interrogating hundreds of men who were tortured by UAE prison guards, an AP investigation has revealed. Senior US military personnel confirmed their involvement but denied any knowledge of human rights abuses. Interrogating...
UAE Forces Accused Of Kidnapping And Torture In Yemen By
An armed force run by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has kidnapped hundreds of men in Yemen, according to relatives and local human rights activists, fueling concerns about the United States’ choice of partners in its war against Islamic extremism. Yemenis say that...
Amnesty International Urges UK To Ban Imports From Israeli Settlements By
Human rights group Amnesty International has called on the UK to ban all imports of goods produced in illegal Israeli settlements to help end multimillion-pound profits which have fuelled mass human rights violations. To mark the 50th year of Israel’s occupation...
Saudi Arabia Arrests Women’s Rights Campaigner Loujain al-Hathloul By
A Saudi women’s rights activist was detained by authorities at an airport in the kingdom’s Dammam, rights group Amnesty International said on Monday. Loujain al-Hathloul was arrested for a second time on Sunday for her work in challenging Saudi’s strict...
CIA Asset Turned American Enemy, Manuel Noriega, Dead At 83 By
CHILE– Former dictator of Panama Manuel Noriega died on Monday, prompting media outlets throughout the Americas and elsewhere to reflect on his legacy – a legacy dominated by the 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama that was intended to end his rule. Noriega, who was...
Beneath Modern Sheen Of Gulf States Is Slave Labor By
The awe-inspiring skyscrapers and buildings that litter the region have been described as being “stained by the blood of migrant workers.” This subjugation of laborers lines corporate coffers while putting the lives of migrant workers at risk. Though many believe slavery...
International Commission Investigating Border Patrol Killing Of Mexican Migrant By
SAN DIEGO – In the first case of its kind, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has given the United States three months to respond to charges of abuse of human rights, from the family of a man killed by Border Patrol agents in 2010. Border watchers consider...
The Government Smearing Of Israel’s Critics By
“Back in the day,” which in this case was Feb. 8, 2007, the U.S. State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism adopted a “working definition” of anti-Semitism which included the following point: It is anti-Semitic to “deny the Jewish people their...
Saudis Hire Controversial PR Firm To Push Legitimacy Of 41 Nation ‘Muslim NATO’ By
NEW YORK– With plans to step up its grotesque war in Yemen and the first major meeting of defense ministers for the 41-nation military alliance it leads fast approaching, it’s no wonder the Saudi government has called upon public relations firm Burson-Marsteller...
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 closest and most important allies. The...