Tag Archives: Human Rights

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...
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...
The Wrath Of Facebook: ‘God’ Smote With 30-Day Ban For Criticizing US Military Spending By
MINNEAPOLIS — The word of “God” caused a stir on Facebook when a popular Facebook page attributed to the Judeo-Christian deity was blocked from criticizing U.S. military spending. The satirical postings on the Facebook page of “God” have amassed a loyal following....
Saudi Arabia Bombs Another School In Yemen, Killing Five By
(REPORT) — A primary school in Yemen was bombed by the Saudi-led coalition on Tuesday, and five people, including two children, were killed, medics told the Middle East Eye. A rebel group puts the death toll at eight, with 15 wounded, according to AFP. A military...
Israeli Forces Killed 32 Children In 2016, The Highest Number In 10 years By
(REPORT) — Israeli forces have killed more Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in 2016 than any other year in the last decade, rights group Defence for Children International (DCI) has said. The organisation’s chapter in...
Disturbing Video Confirms Myanmar’s Human Rights Abuses Against Rohingya By
YANGON, Myanmar (REPORT) — Newly revealed video of Myanmar police beating Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine state has weakened months of government claims that its forces have not committed abuses in the tense and isolated region it has largely closed off to foreigners...