March 28, 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs on Thursday released its 2014 Annual Humanitarian Overview, noting that Palestinian civilians continue to face daily threats to their physical safety and liberty, with 2014 holding the highest civilian death toll in the conflict since the ...[read more]
March 18, 2015
by Taylor Gillan
The former lawyer for the Pakistani doctor who helped the US find Osama bin Laden was shot dead on Tuesday after facing death threats for the representation of his ex-client. Lawyer Samiullah Kahn Afridi was shot while returning to his Peshawar home. Two Pakistan militant groups, Taliban faction ...[read more]
March 5, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) chief Irina Bokova on Tuesday condemned the brutal murder of Colombian journalist Luis Carlos Peralta Cuéllar, urging authorities to bring the perpetrator to justice. Bokova, who is mandated to defend press-freedom by her position, ...[read more]
August 21, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) endorsed a new law to better combat evolving terrorist threats, state media reported Wednesday. The law, a revision of the country's nearly 10-year-old counter-terrorism law, would introduce new security measures to counter such crimes as attacks on ...[read more]
February 7, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Thursday that the Bangladesh government needs to prevent garment factory owners from intimidating workers for organizing trade unions and to prosecute any parties responsible for attacks on labor leaders. Workers interviewed by HRW claimed that some managers ...[read more]
September 23, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
A member of the Russian feminist rock group Pussy Riot, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, launched a hunger strike Monday in protest of living conditions and death threats from the deputy head of the prison in which she is serving her two-year sentence. Tolokonnikova wrote an open letter detailing life ...[read more]
August 24, 2013
by Endia Vereen
Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa of the High Court of Bolochistan on Saturday dismissed a request to move former president Pervez Musharraf's trial over the killing of Baloch leader Akbar Bugti to the neighboring city of Rawalpindi. Lawyers for Musharraf argued that he faced numerous threats in ...[read more]
November 9, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On November 9, 2011, a trial court in the West Indian state of Gujarat convicted 31 people for crimes committed during the 2002 Gujarat riots. All those convicted were sentenced to life in prison and an additional fine. They were convicted of murder, arson and rioting. The rights broke out after ...[read more]
October 13, 2012
by Max Slater
A UN official on Thursday released a report indicating that the government of Iran is torturing human rights activists and threatening the activists' families with rape or death. In a report to the UN General Assembly UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran Ahmed Shaheed declared that human ...[read more]
February 15, 2012
by Max Slater
Mullah Krekar, the founder of the Iraqi Kurdish Islamist group Ansar Al Islam, pleaded not guilty before a Norwegian district court on Wednesday to charges of condoning suicide bombings and making death threats against politicians. The prosecutor in the case, Marit Bakkevig, declared that Krekar, ...[read more]

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