Monday, 23/9/2019 | 5:29 UTC+0
Libyan Newswire

Human Rights

Thursday, June 16, 2016 – 06:57

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill Tuesday to pull out security from Honduras in light of the recent murder of Indigenous environmentalist Berta Caceres. Security training, equipment and loans would be on hold until Honduras fulfills a list of demands, including ending police impunity, withdrawing military from domestic policing and protecting communities most vulnerable to attack.

Thursday, June 16, 2016 – 06:42

A year ago the State Department even thought it was a good idea to lift holds on arms sales to Bahrain’s military, citing “meaningful progress on human rights.” Such a hopelessly naive analysis does nothing to deter the dictatorship, which earlier this month increased the jail sentence for peaceful opposition leader Shiekh Ali Salman from four to nine years.

Thursday, June 16, 2016 – 06:35

Violence against members of Honduras’ LGBTQ community has skyrocketed since the 2009 U.S.-backed coup, with 36 people killed in the first six months alone.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – 06:52

In the safety of a UN body in Geneva and in other countries, the Mexican government has become a strong advocate for human rights. Unfortunately, though, the Mexican state’s diplomatic and moral commitment to popular sovereignty and the right of international organizations to defend human rights doesn’t extend to its own borders.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 – 06:59

The U.S.-backed Honduran coup ushered in a wave of neoliberal policies that have systematically violated the economic, cultural, and social rights of the nation’s Indigenous people, women, and farmers, while leaving activists and rights defenders—such as the late Berta Cáceres—vulnerable to criminalization and violence.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 – 06:39

Migrants detained in Libya before they attempt to make the deadly crossing over the Mediterranean to Europe face beatings, torture and squalid conditions before they risk their lives on the open sea. Amnesty International has warned the EU’s plans to co-operate more closely with Libya on migration risk fuelling the rampant ill-treatment and indefinite detention.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 – 06:35

Bahrain suspended the tiny island kingdom’s largest Shiite political group and froze its assets on Tuesday as part of a widening crackdown on activists and dissent five years after the country’s Arab Spring protests.

Monday, June 13, 2016 – 07:07

Rio’s hundreds of surveillance cameras are easy to view on the 85 square meter display in the panopticon-style Center for Integrated Command and Control (CICC) or the equally huge screen in the Operations Center of Rio (COR).

Monday, June 13, 2016 – 07:01

After the brutal dictatorship that ruled Argentina between 1976 and 1983, in which the armed forces played a crucial role and commited systematic human rights violations, one of the main consensus of the country’s democratic system was that the military could no longer have the autonomy levels that it had during the 20th century. The U.S. government is becoming the most important ally of the Macri administration.

Monday, June 13, 2016 – 06:13

For years, Iran has been under economic sanctions for disregarding human rights. However, for such measures to be effective, they must apply to all countries in an equal fashion. Several countries in the Middle East have contravened international standards of human rights, and yet they have received very different treatment. A good case is Saudi Arabia.

-->