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Glorified by TV, torture is spreading

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Torture is rampant across the world and has become almost normalized by the “war on terror” and its glamorous portrayal in shows such as “24” and “Homeland,” Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

Posted: May 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

In Malaysia, Obama keeps focus on human rights

President Barack Obama, center, walks with Malaysian King Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, second from right, and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, third from right, as he participates in an arrival ceremony in Parliament Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, April 26, 2014. AP

President Barack Obama on Sunday pressed the Malaysian government to improve its human rights record and appealed to Southeast Asia’s teeming youth population to stand up for the rights of minorities and the rule of law.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Rights group urges Obama to push issue on PH slays

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President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

The international rights watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged US President Barack Obama to use his Manila visit to press the Philippine government to fulfill pledges to improve respect for human rights and accountability for serious abuses.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Amnesty International hails SC ruling on RH law

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Advocates of the Reproductive Health Law waited for more than a day for the Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of the RH law, and as the court sat en banc at its summer courthouse in Baguio on Tuesday (April 8), actress Giselle Toengi found time to shoot a selfie with the crowd. This was moments before the court decided that the law was constitutional, and the purple crowd went wild. Some broke into tears. PHOTO BY EV ESPIRITU/ INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

An international human rights group praised the Philippine Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Reproductive Health (RH) Law.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Human rights group hits UK for ‘slavery’ of migrants

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A domestic worker holds up her UK Overseas Domestic Worker visa. The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said migrant domestic workers, including Filipino women brought to the United Kingdom by their employers, are being subjected to serious abuses like forced labor.  PHOTO FROM HRW.ORG

The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said migrant domestic workers, including Filipino women brought to the United Kingdom by their employers, are being subjected to serious abuses like forced labor.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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