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UN rights chief condemns Gambia for anti-gay legislation
November 21, 2014
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra?ad Al Hussein on Thursday criticized Gambia for its passage and enforcement of legislation criminalizing homosexual acts. In October Gambia President Yahya Jammeh signed into law a bill which imposes a sentence of life imprisonment for some homosex....... [more]

Uganda lawmakers draft new anti-gay bill
November 20, 2014
Ugandan politicians have drawn up new anti-gay legislation with cross-bench support to be presented before parliament by the end of the year, according to Thursday media reports. The new legislation comes nearly a year after the Ugandan parliament passed the Anti-Homosexuality Act that would have se....... [more]

ICC prosecutor contemplating war crimes charges against Islamic State fighters: report
November 20, 2014
The Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, said in an interview published Thursday that the ICC is contemplating bringing war crimes charges against Islamic State (IS) jihadist fighters. Bensouda pointed to credible reports of numerous foreign fighters from co....... [more]

Egypt arrests leading Muslim Brotherhood negotiator
November 20, 2014
Egyptian authorities on Thursday arrested a top Muslim Brotherhood member who played a key role in negotiations between the group and the Egyptian government. A security official said the arrest of Mohammed Ali Bishr was linked to a call for demonstrations at the end of the month. The demonstrations....... [more]

UN rights experts urge Bosnia not to release convicted war criminal
November 20, 2014
A group of independent UN human rights experts on Wednesday warned against the possible release of convicted war criminal Milorad Trbic following the reversal of his sentence by the Bosnian Constitutional Court. Trbic was convicted in 2009 of committing genocide in Srebrenica in 1995 during the Bos....... [more]

UN General Assembly: North Korea should be referred to ICC
November 19, 2014
The UN General Assembly on Tuesday urged the Security Council to call on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate allegations against North Korea for crimes against humanity. The vote came after the release of a report in February by the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Ko....... [more]

Tunisia ex-dictator's son-in-law sentenced to prison
November 19, 2014
Slim Chiboub, son-in-law of former Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was sentenced Tuesday to six months in prison for gun possession. Chiboub fled the country during the revolution, and has since been residing in exile in United Arab Emirates. He was convicted of two counts of gun possessio....... [more]

HRW reports executions and disappearances in the Democratic Republic of Congo
November 18, 2014
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday released a report which accuses police officers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) of executing 51 youths and causing the disappearance of 33 others. The police action was carried-out in furtherance of an anti-crime campaign between November 2013 and Februa....... [more]

UN rights expert: Cambodia government using judiciary for political purposes
November 18, 2014
An independent UN human rights expert said Tuesday that Cambodia's government is manipulating the judiciary to silence opposition. The Special Rapporteur in Cambodia, Surya Subedi, emphasized recent arrests followed by mass convictions for a July 15 ant-igovernment demonstration highlight a recurr....... [more]

Amnesty reports on UAE 'clampdown' on political dissent
November 18, 2014
Amnesty International (AI) issued a report on Tuesday discussing the "unprecedented clampdown on dissent" in the United Arab Emirates since 2011, with more than 100 political activists jailed or prosecuted for calling for political reforms. This report details some of the tactics widely used by the....... [more]

UK student found guilty of terrorism-related offense in semi-secret trial
November 17, 2014
Last week a law student was found guilty for a terrorism-related offense in the UK after a semi-secret trial. The Turkish-born student, Erol Incedal, was found guilty of possessing a bomb-making document that is likely useful to terrorists. Prosecutors sought to keep the trial secret on national sec....... [more]




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