Articles Tagged with human rights

Sri Lanka Denies War Crimes, Denounces UN’s Call For Investigations

sri lanka war crimes continue

Sri Lanka was the center of human rights controversy this week when the government blatantly rejected UN’s call to investigate the country for alleged war crimes. Insisting that there were no war crimes committed during the three-decade civil war in Sri Lanka, the island country’s government refused to acknowledge UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay’s… Read more »

Mos Def Submits To Force Feeding In Guantanamo Protest [Graphic Video]

mos def force feeding

Rapper Mos Def submitted to a controversial force feeding procedure as a form of protest, experiencing what hunger striking Guantanamo Bay prisoners are subject to to prevent their starvation in a graphic new video. Mos Def’s force feeding protest was filmed and has since been ricocheting around the web, after the UK’s Guardian carried the… Read more »

Apple To Oppose Formation Of Human Rights Committee

Apple Human Rights Committee

During Apple’s 2013 shareholder meeting, the company will discuss its future including whether or not to re-elect board members Tim Cook, Arthur Levinson, Al Gore, William Campbell, Millard Drexler, Robert Iger, Andrea Jung, and Ronald Sugar. However, the February 27 meeting will not discuss human rights. According to a source close to the company, Apple… Read more »

Russian Parliament Bans All Adoptions By Americans

Russia Ban All US Adoptions

The New York Times reports that the Russian Parliament voted overwhelmingly today in favor of banning any all adoptions by Americans. The move is said to be in retaliation for legislation signed by President Obama last week. The “Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act,” signed by Obama on December 14, imposes sanctions on Russian… Read more »

Iranian Pastor Released After Three Years On Death Row

Iran Suddenly Releases Christian PastorAwaiting Execution

After finally being released from prison in Iran, Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was greeted by his wife Tina and his ecstatic family on Saturday, September 8, 2012. Due to the tight security and censorship by the Iranian authorities, news of the Pastor’s release was not confirmed by Western sources until Monday. Nadarkhani was freed by… Read more »

Jimmy Carter: America Has Abandoned Human Rights

Jimmy Carter says Human Rights going away in America

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was not mincing words on Monday morning when he wrote a New York Times commentary for which he attacked American politicians for outright abandoning human rights. President Carter pointed to ordered assassinations of people abroad, including American citizens as proof that the September 11, 2001 attacks have allowed bipartisan executives… Read more »

Chen Guangcheng Leaves U.S. Embassy After Threats To Family

Blind Activist Chen Guangcheng

Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, who previously sought refuse in the United States Embassy in Beijing, has left the protection of the embassy after telling The Associated Press by telephone that a U.S. official indicated to him that Chinese authorities had threatened to beat his wife to death if he did not leave the embassy…. Read more »