Iranian Activist Flees Iran, Says ‘Civil Society Is In A State Of Desperation’

Kouhyar Goudarzi Well-known Iranian human rights activist Kouhyar Goudarzi — who had been banned from his studies, jailed a number of times, and sentenced to five years in prison — recently fled Iran. Goudarzi, a member and former head of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters, was honored while behind bars with the National Press Club’s More...

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By Editorial Team On Saturday, April 13th, 2013
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Gitmo prisoners clash with guards amid hunger strike – US military

Police escort a detainee to his cell at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, this file photograph taken on January 11, 2002. (Reuters/Shane T. McCoy/Department of Defense) The US military says guards have clashed with More...

By Editorial Team On Sunday, April 7th, 2013
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Palestinian prisoner: ‘This hospital is like jail in fascist Germany during Holocaust’

The sisters of Arafat Jaradat (picture), a Palestinian inmate who died in an Israeli prison, mourn their brother’s death. (AFP Photo / Hazem Bader) Riots over the death of a Palestinian prisoner in an Israeli More...

By Editorial Team On Friday, April 5th, 2013
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UN rights chief calls on US to close Guantanamo

Washington’s failure to close Guantanamo and release indefinitely held detainees is a “clear breach of international law,” UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said in a statement on Friday, as the “desperate” More...

By Editorial Team On Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
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Guantanamo hunger strike growing

The number of detainees on hunger strike has nearly doubled at the US detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, US officials have said. General John Kelly, the commanding general responsible for the prison, told More...

By Editorial Team On Friday, March 15th, 2013
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Palestinians born ‘from prisoners’ smuggled sperm’

Just a few seconds old, but already strong of voice, Muhannad Ziben did not sound best pleased as a midwife, gripping him by the ankle, hoisted him above his mother and snipped the umbilical chord. He was born in More...

By Editorial Team On Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
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Bahrain police jailed over death of activist in custody

A court in Bahrain has sentenced two police officers to 10 years in prison after convicting them of causing the death in custody of a Shia activist. Ali Issa Ibrahim Saqer died of shock after being beaten at the More...

By Editorial Team On Sunday, December 9th, 2012
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On human rights day UN highlights rights to participate

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on Human Rights Day, 10 December 2012, while emphasizing that vibrant civil society groups are among the keys to the well-being and functioning of any nation, said the More...