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UN rights experts urge US President Obama to release report on CIA torture allegations 27.11.2014 Sify News
New York, Nov 27 (IBNS) The United States must rise to meet the high human rights standards it has set for itself and others around the world, a group of United Nations human rights experts urged on Wednesday, as they called on President Obama to support "the fullest possible release" of a report detailing Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) interrogation practices.
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Woman Commits Suicide, Torture by In-laws Alleged 27.11.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Tihar has separate lock-ups for women, Delhi HC told 26.11.2014 All News-IANS Stories
The Delhi High Court was Wednesday informed by the city government that there were separate lock-ups for women accused in Tihar jail to protect them from sexual abuse, harassment and torture.
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Tihar has separate lock-ups for women, Delhi HC told 26.11.2014 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, Nov 26 : The Delhi High Court was Wednesday informed by the city government that there were separate lock-ups for women accused in Tihar jail to protect them from sexual abuse, harassment and torture.
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VICE PRESIDENT DELIVERS EIGHTH V.M. TARKUNDE MEMORIAL LECTURE ON ‘CITIZENS AND STATE CONDUCT’ 21.11.2014 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari delivered the Eighth V.M. Tarkunde Memorial Lecture on ‘Citizens and State Conduct’ here today. Following is the text of the Vice President’s Lecture :
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Mystery over Behala deaths 18.11.2014 TOI: Calcutta Times
Mystery over Behala deaths
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Colin Farrell fighting gay marriage law in Ireland for brother's sake 17.11.2014 New Kerala: World News
Washington, Nov 17 : Colin Farrell has asked Ireland to support gay rights for one very personal reason, which is his brother.
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Colin Farrell fights for gay marriage in Ireland 17.11.2014 New Kerala: World News
Ireland, Nov 17 : Actor Colin Farrell has asked for support from his country's people for gay marriages in Ireland.
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Colin Farrell fights for gay marriage in Ireland 17.11.2014 Cinema-Showbiz
Actor Colin Farrell has asked for support from his country's people for gay marriages in Ireland.
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The Nazi war criminal, the Nuremberg prosecution expert and a shared love of Bach 16.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
A new collaboration between human rights lawyer Philippe Sands and opera director Nina Brazier sheds light on the parallels between Hans Frank, a key player in the Holocaust, and Hersch Lauterpacht, one of the prosecution team at his trial In the dock at the Nuremberg trials of 1945 and 1946: Hans Frank, born in Karlsruhe; once Adolf Hitlers lawyer and governor general of Poland for the Third Reich, now charged with crimes against humanity for his part in the murder of three million people, including those in the death camps at Treblinka, Sobibor, Belzec and Majdanek. For the prosecution: Hersch Lauterpacht, who grew up in the Austro-Hungarian empire, near the city now known as Lviv in Ukraine, and who, after studying law in Vienna and London, went on to teach at Cambridge. He was a key figure in developing the idea of crimes against humanity, laying the foundation stones for international law and the modern laws of war. In his 40s, he was part of the British prosecution team at the trials of Frank and ...
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26-year-old woman found hanging 16.11.2014 Hindu: Karnataka
A 26-year-old homemaker was found hanging from a tree near an Eshwara temple on Dodda Palya Doddi Main Road at Arakere, near Srirangapatna, on Friday. Her family members have alleged that she had...
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Graphic details of Manorama's killing submitted to Supreme Court 15.11.2014 Manipur: E-Pao
Graphic details of Manorama's killing submitted to Supreme Court
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Manorama death brutal torture: probe panel 14.11.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Manorama death brutal torture: probe panel
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'No politician, however strong, will stop me doing my job' 11.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Journalist Rafael Marques de Morais is facing nine separate trials in Angola for his reporting on human rights abuses and corruption. He delivers a tribute to slain colleagues and a plea for press freedom

An edited version of the Carlos Cardoso memorial lecture delivered at Wits University by Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais


First, I would like to share with you a personal experience I had with Carlos Cardoso, the great friend I never had the chance to meet personally.

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UK drops security claim blocking Pakistanis lawsuit over torture 11.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Government abandons argument that UK-US intelligence ties preclude letting Yunus Rahmatullah sue for damages

The UK government has abandoned its long-standing claim that relations with Washington would suffer if a Pakistani citizen who claims he was tortured by British and American troops was allowed to sue for damages in court.

Yunus Rahmatullah says he was tortured over a 10-year period after being captured by British special forces in Iraq and handed over to US troops in 2004. He was released by the US without charge in May.

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Textile company booked for fraud 9.11.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Textile company booked for fraud
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No faith in law? Father tortures daughter’s rapist to death 4.11.2014 FirstPost: India

In a bizarre incident, a man took revenge for his daughter's rape and how. He invited the man who raped his daughter and then tortured him to death.

The post No faith in law? Father tortures daughter’s rapist to death appeared first on Firstpost.

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Disability groups go to UN over Australias forced sterilisation practice 3.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

UN torture committee also to be told of nonconsensual sex normalising surgery of intersex babies and children

The forced sterilisation of people with disability and the nonconsensual genital normalisation of intersex babies and children in Australia are being brought to the United Nations torture committee.

People With Disability Australia (PWDA) are campaigning for a royal commission into the incidence, forms and circumstances of exploitation, violence and abuse of people with a disability in the community in Australia. A 52-page submission to the UN details legislative failures in Australia which it says make forms of torture legal.

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UK accused of abuse in second Mau Mau insurgency case 29.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Castration and inhuman treatment among claims of 41,000 Kenyans seeking damages Continue reading...
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Iran envoy rejects U.N. investigator’s charges of rights abuses 29.10.2014 FirstPost: World

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran on Tuesday dismissed a U.N. investigator's allegations of severe human rights abuses in the Islamic Republic, saying the criticisms were aimed at inciting "Iranophobia and Islamophobia." The latest report, by U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in Iran Ahmed Shaheed, says executions in Iran have sharply increased since President Hassan Rouhani's election last year

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