Human Rights / Civil Rights

India court hands seven Muslim men life sentences for killings that…

India court hands seven Muslim men life sentences for killings that…

Published 08/02/2019

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian court on Friday sentenced seven Muslim men to life in prison for the murder of two Hindu men in [more…]

Ebadi urges world action to weaken Iran rulers on revolution…

Ebadi urges world action to weaken Iran rulers on revolution…

Published 08/02/2019

PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi said she first had doubts about the 1979 Islamic Revolution when members of the Shah’s [more…]

Contradicting Trump, Merkel says Islamic State not defeated

Contradicting Trump, Merkel says Islamic State not defeated

Published 08/02/2019

BERLIN (Reuters) - Islamic State is far from defeated, and instead is morphing into an asymmetrical warfare force after the militant group lost almost all [more…]

Virginia congressional Democrats hint at path for easing political…

Virginia congressional Democrats hint at path for easing political…

Published 08/02/2019

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Virginia’s congressional Democratic delegation have hinted at a possible pathway for easing a week-old political crisis that has embroiled Governor Ralph [more…]

Trump stokes Democrats’ Virginia turmoil as scandal snares Republican

Trump stokes Democrats’ Virginia turmoil as scandal snares Republican

Published 08/02/2019

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - A firestorm of scandals embroiling Virginia’s governor and two fellow Democrats at the top of the state’s executive branch spread to [more…]

Red carpet event for Liam Neeson movie scrapped after revenge remarks

Red carpet event for Liam Neeson movie scrapped after revenge remarks

Published 06/02/2019

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The New York celebrity red carpet event on Tuesday for actor Liam Neeson’s new film “Cold Pursuit” has been canceled in [more…]

China jailing of rights lawyer a ‘mockery’ of law, says rights group

China jailing of rights lawyer a ‘mockery’ of law, says rights group

Published 28/01/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court on Monday jailed prominent rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang for 4-1/2 years for subversion of state power, a sentence denounced [more…]

Banksy homage to Bataclan stolen from Paris theater

Banksy homage to Bataclan stolen from Paris theater

Published 27/01/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - A mural by British street artist Banksy on a fire-exit door at Paris’ Bataclan theater, where Islamist militants killed 90 people three [more…]

Comedian Roseanne, shunned since racist tweet, visits Israel

Comedian Roseanne, shunned since racist tweet, visits Israel

Published 27/01/2019

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Roseanne Barr, the American comedian whose television show was canceled last year after she made a racist remark on Twitter, visited Jerusalem’s [more…]

Judge OKs new Harvey Weinstein lawyers who once represented accuser

Judge OKs new Harvey Weinstein lawyers who once represented accuser

Published 26/01/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York state judge on Friday approved Harvey Weinstein’s overhaul of his legal team to defend him against criminal sexual [more…]