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Forest staff molesting women in Sunderbans, claim activists 5.2.2016 Hindu: News
Aactivists say the primary concern of the forest department officials is to protect the wildlife, including the Royal Bengal Tiger of Sunderbans.
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Nobody, not even British soldiers, should be above the law | Nick Cohen 23.1.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
David Cameron denounces Putin’s contempt for the law - yet he proposes to exempt British troops from legal accountability

I supported the second Iraq war. It seemed to me in 2003, and still does, that the world has a duty to find ways to remove regimes that commit genocide and use chemical weapons to gas their ethnic minorities.

I would have reversed every opinion I held, however, if David Cameron had been in power and his Ministry of Defence had announced: “British soldiers will be free to torture in Iraq, in breach of the Geneva convention and common law. We will cover up. When we can hide their crimes no longer, we will not pursue justice but, instead, pursue lawyers, who make claims against us, and seek to drive them out of business.”

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How many Iraqis were killed or abused by British soldiers? We may never know 13.1.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
  • Law firm faces disciplinary tribunal as ministers cry foul.


Nearly 300 British veterans of the Iraq war have been warned they are named by official investigators, amid claims of murder, torture, and abuse.

The documents have been sent by the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT), a unit led by Mark Warwick, a former senior police detective, and set up after claims of systemic brutal treatment of Iraqi detainees.

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No Legislation in Place Yet To Punish 'Rapist' Hubbies 13.1.2016 newindianexpress.com
Many among married women undergoing abortion are victims of marital rape, says NGO
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Nearly 300 British veterans face investigation over alleged Iraq war crimes 9.1.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Iraq historic allegations team has delivered letters to hundreds of British personnel involved in incidents under investigation

Nearly 300 British personnel who served in Iraq have been contacted by investigators looking into allegations of war crimes, with some of them facing interrogation on their doorsteps, officials have said.

The Iraq historic allegations team (Ihat), the government-established criminal investigation into claims of murder, abuse and torture during the Iraq war, said it has written to veterans a week after it warned that some may face prosecution.

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Hubby, 3 kin booked for abetting suicide 5.1.2016 Nagpur News, Nagpur City News | Cities News - Times of India
Hubby, 3 kin booked for abetting suicide
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Taming bulls, maiming rights 4.1.2016 Hindu: Op-Ed
Allowing jallikattu to remain a sport because it represents Tamil tradition would legitimise cruelty against animals and have serious implications for the right to life.
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Saudi Arabia executes 47, including Shi'ite cleric, on terrorism charges 2.1.2016 All International Stories
The simultaneous execution was the biggest mass execution for such offences in Saudi Arabia since the 1980 killing of 63 jihadist rebels
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Jallikattu to be legalised? Bull taming is cruelty at its best and govt is using issue for electoral win in Tamil Nadu 29.12.2015 FirstPost: Bollywood

In the past, from 2008 to 2014, the special conditions of the Supreme Court regulating jallikattu were brazenly flouted at all the events which were inspected by the Animal Welfare Board of India.

The post Jallikattu to be legalised? Bull taming is cruelty at its best and govt is using issue for electoral win in Tamil Nadu appeared first on Firstpost.

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China says in advanced talks with U.S. on five graft suspects | Reuters 24.12.2015 FirstPost: Bollywood

BEIJING The Chinese government is in advanced talks with the United States on repatriating five of China's most wanted corruption suspects and will hand over whatever evidence is needed by its U.S. counterparts, Chinese state media said on Wednesday. In April, China published a list of 100 of its most wanted corruption suspects who have been targeted with an Interpol red notice, many living in the United States, Canada and Australia.

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‘The high walls keep out realities’ 23.12.2015 FrontLine: Home
Interview with the social activist Arun Ferreira. By Anupama Katakam
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Prisoners of conscience 23.12.2015 FrontLine: Home
What is happening in Chhattisgarh is a reflection of the brutal treatment that political prisoners face in India. The Chhattisgarh Police has been breaking the law with impunity, mostly in the name of fighting Maoists and defending the nation’s sovereignty. By AJOY ASHIRWAD MAHAPRASHASTA
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UN condemns Thai repatriation of Chinese dissidents 17.11.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Rights groups express concern over expulsion of two registered refugees, believed to be Jiang Yefei and Dong Guangping, who may be at risk of torture

Thailand has deported two veteran Chinese dissidents and registered refugees back to China, causing anger from rights groups and the UN.

The world body’s refugee agency, UNHCR, did not name activists Jiang Yefei and Dong Guangping or their nationalities but said it was “deeply concerned over the refoulement of two recognised refugees from Thailand”.

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More allegations of torture of maids in Saudi Arabia surface 17.11.2015 Coimbatore - City - The Times of India
While a 33-year-old woman from Kattoor in Coimbatore has approached the district administration seeking help to rescue her mother from Riyadh, a 45-year-old farmhand has sought the help of the Trichy collector to bring back his wife, who was said to be undergoing mental and sexual torture at the hands of her employers in Saudi Arabia.
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Papua New Guinea students share video appearing to show women tortured for 'witchcraft' 23.10.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Videos of sorcery-linked violence and murder are shared on social media out of approval rather than horror, says man involved in rescue of victims

Warning: this story contains an image which may be distressing for readers

A shocking video has emerged which purports to show the torture of four women suspected of witchcraft in a Papau New Guinea village.

Sorcery-related violence and murder has long been an issue in the island nation, but government efforts to end it have failed to have an impact or even see one conviction.

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Black power’s coolest radicals (but also a gang of ruthless killers) 18.10.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
With the US convulsed by contemporary incidents of racist police brutality, a new documentary charts the rise of the Black Panthers. But what is the true legacy of the revolutionary group once feted by the 1960s left and whose look defined ‘radical chic’? The right to bear arms that is enshrined in the US constitution is now most fiercely defended by rightwing libertarians. But it wasn’t always the case. In the mid-1960s, that decade of revolt and turmoil, Huey Newton, a 24-year-old law student in Oakland, California, realised that citizens of that state had the legal right to carry arms openly. A teenage thug who taught himself to read, Newton had consumed revolutionary literature from Marx to Malcolm X and had become, in his early 20s, a political activist bent on promoting the rights of his fellow African Americans. But he was steeped in violence. After serving a short sentence for stabbing a man with a steak knife, he returned to college and, with his friend Bobby Seale, set up the Black Panther ...
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Saudi police try to shift blame on Indian maid 17.10.2015 Hindu: National
Police said she was “mentally disturbed,” but made no mention of her being tortured.
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‘Police abused power in anti-encroachment drive’ 15.10.2015 Hindu: News
NHRC report says Nisha Singh was falsely implicated
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Nisha arrest abuse of power: NHRC 14.10.2015 Gurgaon - City - The Times of India
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Muscle power 12.10.2015 Hindu: Cities
shocking video of a man assaulting his separated wife and mother-in-law in West Delhi’s Tilak Nagar went viral on Sunday. The victims raised several questions about the role of the police and onloo...
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