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Rice condemns Iran human rights record
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday the human rights record of the Islamic government of Iran was "something to be loathed." Stopping short of calling for regime change, Rice suggested that the unelected religious leaders (More)
Rights activist Kasparov compares Putin to Caligula for judicial appointment
Former chess champion Garry Kasparov, who now works as a human rights activist, has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of creating a puppet judiciary to persecute opposition leaders. Kasparov compared Putin's recent appointment of an inex (More)
BREAKING NEWS ~ Bush backs marriage amendment again in State of the Union
Little more than two weeks after telling the Washington Post that he would not press the Senate to pass a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, President Bush has publicly reversed course in tonight's State of the Union Address:Beca (More)
Darfur genocide inquiry report [UN]
Report of the International Commission of Inquiry on Darfur to the United Nations Secretary-General Pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1564 of 18 September 2004, January 25, 2005. Excerpt from the executive summary:Based on a thorough analysis o (More)
Senate debates Gonzales AG nomination as rights group urges vote delay
The full US Senate Tuesday began debate on the nomination of White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales [White House biography; JURIST Newsmaker] for attorney general, with a vote expected to be held Thursday. Gonzales' nomination was narrowly approv (More)
Malaysian government delays campaign against illegal immigrants
The Malaysian government has delayed arresting illegal immigrants after threatening a major campaign against hundreds of thousands of foreign workers once a three-month amnesty period closed Monday. Malaysian Home Secretary Azmi Khalid said arrests (More)
Nepalese king declares state of emergency after sacking government
After summoning the Prime Minister for an emergency meeting , Nepal's King Gyanendra sacked the country's government Tuesday and declared a state of emergency, cutting phone lines, shutting down the airport and sending armed vehicles on pat (More)
UN Darfur report finds no "genocide", say Sudanese
Following up on a story that ran earlier today in JURIST's Paper Chase, a much-anticipated and as-yet-unreleased UN investigation into human rights abuses in the Darfur region of Sudan does not characterize them as "genocide", accordi (More)
Thousands of illegal immigrants flee Malaysia as government begins crackdown
Thousands of illegal immigrants fled Malaysia Monday as the Malaysian government prepared to launch a campaign to round up and deport illegal foreign workers. January 31 is the last day of a three-month amnesty granted to illegals to leave the coun (More)
International brief ~ UK to release three terror suspects on bail
In Monday's international brief, the United Kingdom's Special Immigration Appeal Commission has granted bail to three terror suspects individuals being held without charge or trial in London's Belmarsh Prison . The only individual to b (More)