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How one NGO exposed contradictions at the heart of Putin's foreign agent law 18.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Accusing an anti-torture group of trying to change state policy tangled Russia in a legal catch-22. After all, is torture a state policy? Elena Milashina reports

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Strikers should refrain from anti-tribal gesture: ZB (M) 16.5.2015 Manipur: E-Pao
Strikers should refrain from anti-tribal gesture: ZB (M)
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KIM flays KRF killings, schoolboy torture 14.5.2015 Kangla Online
KIM flays KRF killings, schoolboy torture
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SC warns festival organisers against cruelty to animals 14.5.2015 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
Cracking down on abuse suffered by captive elephants, the Supreme Court on Wednesday threatened festival co-ordinators and organisers with contempt of court action if they are found treating animal...
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US admits must `do better` on police practices 11.5.2015 Zee News : World
 The United States acknowledged Monday more needed to be done to uphold its civil rights laws following a string of recent killings of unarmed black men by police.
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US rights record in UN spotlight 10.5.2015 Zee News : World
 The United Nations will on Monday review the US rights record, with police brutality and racism, mass surveillance and the legacy of the "war on terror" in the spotlight.
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To make a 10-year-old give birth isn't just horrifying – it's life threatening 5.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
A child raped by her stepfather in Paraguay is being denied an abortion, despite the high risks involved in carrying the pregnancy to term Would anyone in their right mind think it reasonable that a 10-year-old carry a pregnancy to term? This is not a thought experiment but the horrible story of a real child in Paraguay : raped by her stepfather and now denied an abortion. According to Amnesty International - which is leading the charge to obtain an abortion for the child - the young girl’s condition became public when she went to the hospital complaining of stomach pain and was found to be 21 weeks ...
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DR Congo grants amnesty to hundreds of M23 rebels 1.5.2015 Zee News : World
The Democratic Republic of Congo announced Thursday it had granted amnesty to around 375 ex-members of the defeated M23 rebel movement.
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UN rights experts welcome US review of lethal drone attacks 30.4.2015 New Kerala: India News
Read Full story of 'UN rights experts welcome US review of lethal drone attacks' at newkerala.com.
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Reprieve for in-laws in dowry death case 30.4.2015 Hindu: Delhi
Court rejects victim’s dying declaration as it is not corroborated by her family
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The Educated Ravishers 27.4.2015 The New Indian Express - Education - http://newindianexpress.com/education/
Former and current students share shocking incidents of sexual harassment in institutions; it is high time college managements take preventive measures
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SC notice to Centre, States on abuse of captive elephants 25.4.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
SC notice to Centre, States on abuse of captive elephants
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Libya: UN condemns 'horrific' week of human rights violations 25.4.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of 'Libya: UN condemns 'horrific' week of human rights violations' at newkerala.com.
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SC notice on abuse of captive elephants 25.4.2015 Hindu: Home
‘Pachyderms are subject to untold cruelty despite laws’
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California Assembly describes 1984 riots as “genocide” 23.4.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
California Assembly describes 1984 riots as “genocide”
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SC-appointed team to probe woodcutters' massacre 23.4.2015 TOI: India
A high-level fact-finding team constituted by human rights watch dog, 'People's Watch' to probe into the alleged encounter killings of 20 Tamil Nadu woodcutters by Andhra special task force emphasized the need for a special investigation team (SIT) appointed by the Supreme Court to take up an immediate, independent and impartial ...
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'Genocide' tag on 1984 riots 23.4.2015 Telegraph: Nation
The California State Assembly has passed a resolution describing the 1984 riots as "genocide and recognised the responsibility of the Indian government in the alleged rape, torture and murder of thousands of Sikhs across India".
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California Assembly describes 1984 riots as 'genocide' 22.4.2015 DNA: India
The California State Assembly has passed a resolution describing the 1984 riots as "genocide and recognised the responsibility of the Indian government in the alleged rape, torture and murder of thousands of Sikhs across India". Co-authored by Sacramento area assembly members Jim Cooper, Kevin McCarty, Jim Gallagher and Ken Cooley, the Assembly Concurrent resolution states "government and law enforcement officials organised, participated in, and failed to intervene to prevent the killings." Further, remarks on the floor of the assembly declared that the atrocities were a "genocide" since it "resulted in the intentional destruction of many Sikh families, communities, homes, and businesses," said a media release issued by the American Sikh Political Action Committee. "Although we cannot change the horror of the events of 1984, as an assembly member representing families of genocide victims, I felt it was important that we tell the truth about those events and honor the thousands of victims. Sikhs around ...
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California Assembly describes 1984 riots as “genocide” 22.4.2015 Hindu: News
The California State Assembly has passed a resolution describing the 1984 riots as “genocide and recognised the responsibility of the Indian government in the alleged rape, torture and murder of t...
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California Assembly describes 1984 riots as "genocide" 22.4.2015 Sify News
From Lalit K Jha
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