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Under Egypt’s Sissi, crackdown on human rights groups expands   - 5/21/2015
CAIRO — A year ago, Mohamed Zarea ran a successful nonprofit group in a sprawling office in central Cairo, with 50 employees providing legal and medical aid to Egyptian prisoners.Now, Zarea and just three

Jeb Bush says there's 'not a shred of evidence' NSA surveillance violated civil   - 5/21/2015
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) doesn’t agree with critics of the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. “There’s not a shred of evidence that anybody’s civil liberties have been violated
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G4S hit by stinging jail report [Daily Mail, London]   - 5/21/2015
May 21--G4S staff took drugs, racially abused children and smuggled 'contraband' DVDs into a youth prison, a damning report said yesterday. The Rainsbrook site near Rugby for 12 to 18-year-olds serving
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Health services for Palestine refugees extended despite regional turmoil – UN agency   - 5/21/2015
A newly published report by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) spotlights improved health services being delivered to millions in five fields across
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Human rights: Zimbabwe; Thailand; Swaziland   - 5/21/2015
Parliament passed three resolutions on Thursday, calling for Zimbabwean human rights activist Itai Dzarana to be found immediately; the release of all political prisoners in Swaziland; protection for

Republic of Korea's foreigners-only HIV test violated New Zealand teacher's rights   - 5/21/2015
A New Zealand woman's rights were violated when her employers in the Republic of Korea demanded that, as a foreign English teacher, she undergo HIV/AIDS and drug tests as a condition of having her contract
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Under Egypt’s Sissi, crackdown on human rights groups worsens   - 5/20/2015
Scenes on the complex from dusk to dawn. (Melina Mara/Post)

Malaysia, Indonesia open doors to boat people   - 5/20/2015
Langkawi, malaysia -- Malaysia and Indonesia today confirmed that they will take in up to 7,000 refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh thought to still be at sea, after weeks of political dithering.  
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Duterte to human rights group: “Do drugs in Davao, I’ll execute you”   - 5/20/2015
Photo Credit: Philippine Daily Inquirer Tough-talking Davao City Rodrigo Duterte minced no words describing his detractors from the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) after the group urged the

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The Government of Ireland contributes US $1.6 million to the Sudan Common Humanitarian   - 5/20/2015
KHARTOUM, Sudan -- Ireland has contributed US $1.6 million to the 2015 Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) 2015. Ireland has been a committed supporter of the CHF, contributing some $36.9 million since

MSF Press briefing on the humanitarian situation in South Sudan   - 5/20/2015
NAIROBI, Kenya -- WHAT: Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) press briefing about the humanitarian situation in South Sudan WHEN: Friday, 22 May, at 11 am WHERE: MSF, Mayfair Centre,

UN urges rescue of refugees adrift at sea   - 5/20/2015
World May 20, 2015 - Updated 00:44 UTC UN and international organizations are calling on countries in Southeast Asia to rescue thousands of migrants and refugees stranded at sea. The UN High

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UN Secretary-General appoints High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing   - 5/21/2015
Source: UN Secretary-General Country: World The Panel will examine humanitarian financing challenges and will identify ways in which the gap between rising needs and the resources available to meet

Families of Marines Killed on Humanitarian Missions Get Fewer Benefits   - 5/21/2015
Like the families of the 1,400 U.S. Marines killed in action in recent years, Andrea and Jim Hug of Phoenix, Arizona planned to travel to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware this month to receive their son’s

Deputy UN chief discusses migrants issue with head of ASEAN   - 5/21/2015
UNITED NATIONS, May 21 (Xinhua) -- The deputy UN secretary- general, Jan Eliasson, and the secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Le Luong Minh, on Thursday discussed
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Russian upper house speaker criticizes Kiev’s refusal to observe human rights in   - 5/21/2015
VORONEZH, May 21. /TASS/. Kiev shirks responsibility for the events unfolding on the territory of Ukraine as it refuses to guarantee observance of human rights in the southeastern regions of the country,

Imprisoned Russian Tycoon Appeals to European Court of Human Rights Over Treatment   - 5/21/2015
Russia's richest prisoner has filed an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over the conditions of his incarceration, according to documents seen by The Moscow Times. Lawyers for Gleb

Cholera outbreak kills 27 Burundian refugees in Tanzania, says UN   - 5/21/2015
AFRICANEWSWIRE.NET (May, 21 2015) At least 27 Burundian refugees fleeing weeks of political violence have died of cholera in Tanzania, UN says, warning more could die without urgent action
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Jeb Bush says there's 'not a shred of evidence' NSA surveillance violated civil   - 5/21/2015
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) doesn't agree with critics of the National Security Agency's...

EU announces 5.1 mln euros of humanitarian aid to Yemen   - 5/21/2015
BRUSSELS, May 21 (Xinhua) -- The European Commission announced 5.1 million euros (5.67 million U.S. dollars) of aid to Yemen in response to its growing humanitarian needs, the Commission said in a press

'Act on it'   - 5/21/2015
Australia has a responsibility to address the humanitarian crisis in the Bay of Bengal because it is a signatory to the UN Convention on Refugees, according to the Indonesian government. Prime Minister
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Kiev’s refusal to protect human rights weakens its positions in pan-European bodies   - 5/21/2015
MOSCOW, May 21. /TASS/. Kiev’s decision to renege on its international commitments by refusing to guarantee protection of human rights in the zone of military operations in the east indicates "a criminal

New trial for Rwandan jailed in Germany on genocide charges   - 5/21/2015
Berlin (AFP) - A Rwandan man sentenced to 14 years' jail in Germany over a 1994 church massacre could now face a life term after a top court Thursday ordered a partial retrial. The federal court found

Feathers of Hope - Canadian Human Rights   - 5/21/2015
8:33 The Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission is in Thunder Bay today. David Langtrytells us why he thinks the plight of First Nations is the most pressing human rights

Cholera outbreak kills 27 Burundi refugees in Tanzania: UN   - 5/21/2015
Dar es Salaam (AFP) - At least 27 Burundian refugees fleeing weeks of political violence have died of cholera in Tanzania, the United Nations said Thursday, warning more could die without urgent action.
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