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Russia names U.S. foundation first 'undesirable' foreign group

Moscow - Russian prosecutors on Tuesday declared the US Congress-funded National Endowment for Democracy the first "undesirable" foreign group under a controversial new law to ban overseas organisations perceived as a threat.

HRW says Saudi-led Yemen raid 'apparent war crime'

Dubai - Human Rights Watch condemned as an "apparent war crime" on Tuesday a Saudi-led air raid in Yemen last week that it said killed at least 65 civilians in residential compounds.

U.S. gives Cuba an upgrade in its human trafficking report

Washington - The United States recognized Cuba's efforts to combat forced sexual servitude, giving it better marks Monday on its annual report on human trafficking.

US blasts Thailand, rewards Malaysia on trafficking

Washington - Washington accused Russia and Thailand of failing to tackle human trafficking, while praising progress in Malaysia and Cuba, in a report on a global scourge decried as "modern slavery.

China artist Ai Weiwei given German visa

Bejing - Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has been given a visa to travel to Germany, he told AFP on Monday, just days after police handed him back his passport following a four year confiscation.

Arrests made at Cambodia NGO law protest

Phnom Penh - Cambodian authorities arrested six demonstrators Sunday as they protested against the recent passing of a controversial law regulating non-governmental organisations, officials and a rights group said.

Eritrea calls for UN probe into 'abhorrent' people smuggling

Addis Ababa - Eritrea on Saturday called on the United Nations to investigate the "abhorrent" flood of refugees from its borders to Europe, an exodus attributed to gross human rights violations in the hermit state.

Reporter who accused Azeri leader of corruption goes on trial

Bakou - A top Azerbaijani investigative journalist and anti-graft campaigner, who accused the country's president of corruption, went on trial Friday on charges she denounced as politically motivated.

Russia jails nationalist leader for life over lawyer murder

Moscow - A Russian court on Friday sentenced a nationalist leader to life imprisonment for organising a string of hate killings including the shooting of a prominent rights lawyer in broad daylight.

Thai general among 72 indicted over human trafficking

Bangkok - Thailand on Friday said it would indict 72 people including a senior army officer over human trafficking after the plight of desperate Myanmar and Bangladesh migrants stranded at sea triggered an international outcry over the grim trade.

Journalist takes refuge in Honduras human rights commission

Tegucigalpa - A Honduran journalist has taken refuge in the country's human rights commission in Tegucigalpa, claiming the government is plotting to assassinate him for exposing a corruption scandal.

Top Turkish daily fires commentator over anti-Erdogan tweet

Istanbul - A leading Turkish daily has fired one of its most senior commentators after he sent a tweet bitterly critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's policy on Islamic State (IS) jihadists, reports said Thursday.

UN official resigns amid scandal over handling of sex abuse report

New York - A top UN official who was allegedly informed of a sex abuse scandal before it became public is resigning, a spokeswoman for the United Nations said Wednesday.

Costa Rica to regulate IVF after long row

San Jos - Costa Rica's president will issue a decree to regulate in vitro fertilization (IVF) after a long legal battle, he said Wednesday.

Nigeria's Buhari says US arms ban aids Boko Haram

Washington - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari warned Washington on Wednesday that a US refusal to arm his troops because of "so-called human rights violations" only helps Boko Haram.

Menezes family demand justice decade after London shooting

London - Relatives of Jean Charles de Menezes demanded justice Wednesday outside the London Underground station where 10 years ago the Brazilian was mistaken for a suicide attacker and shot dead soon after the July 2005 bombings.

Cambodian activists' relatives decry jail terms

Phnom Penh - Relatives of Cambodian opposition members and activists jailed for up to 20 years for insurrection over clashes at a protest expressed shock Wednesday at the severe sentences, decrying them as politically-motivated.

China artist Ai Weiwei says passport returned after four years

Bejing - Police handed Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei back his passport on Wednesday four years after it was confiscated, he told AFP, hailing the move with a smiley emoticon.

Big city mayors tackle slavery, climate change at Vatican

Vatican City - Harrowing accounts of girls forced into prostitution and modern slavery opened a two-day conference at the Vatican Tuesday, at which mayors from around the world testified to their efforts to fight forced labour and global warming.

Italy breaches human rights by blocking gay marriage: European court

Strasbourg - A European court ruled Tuesday that Italy breached the human rights of three gay couples by refusing them marriage or any other recognised form of union. "The legal protection currently available to same-sex couples in Italy ...

Kuwait DNA tests violate right to privacy: HRW

Kuwait City - A new Kuwaiti law imposing mandatory DNA tests on citizens and foreigners violates the right to personal privacy and should be amended, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Man kills two, including himself, in China bombing: Xinhua

Bejing - An unemployed Chinese man set off an explosion, killing himself, another person and wounding 24, state media reported Tuesday, in apparently the latest deadly action by a disgruntled citizen.

Israel lambasted over 'abusive arrests' of Palestinian children

Jerusalem - Human Rights Watch on Monday accused Israel of "abusive arrests" of Palestinian children as young as 11 and of using threats to force them to sign confessions.

China media says deceased Tibetan monk got appropriate treatment

Bejing - Chinese state-run media has defended the government's treatment of a revered Tibetan monk who died in prison last week, after rights groups and his family slammed the handling of his death.

Detained China human rights lawyer confesses: state media

Bejing - A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer has "confessed guilt" a week after being detained in a major crackdown on legal activists, state media said.

Nemtsov's daughter to receive million-euro Polish rights prize

Varsovia - Poland on Friday awarded the journalist daughter of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov a million-euro prize for championing democracy and human rights.

Five S. Africans held over 'propaganda videos' to be freed in China

Johanesburg - Five South African citizens who were detained in China one week ago after being accused of watching "propaganda videos" will be released shortly, the South African government said Friday.

Detentions, protests in China after revered monk dies: Groups

Bejing - Chinese authorities have suppressed protests over the jailhouse death of a revered Tibetan monk, and briefly detained two of his sisters for not signing his health record, rights groups said Thursday.

Leading Azerbaijan rights activist goes on trial

Bakou - Prominent Azerbaijani rights activist Leyla Yunus and her husband went on trial Wednesday on charges of committing economic crimes that the couple say are politically motivated.

China holds nine foreigners over 'propaganda video': charity

Bejing - Nine tourists from South Africa, Britain and India have been detained in China and may face criminal charges after being accused of watching "propaganda videos", a charity said Wednesday.
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