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Human rights

Experimental execution: Oklahoma legalizes nitrogen-gassing of death-row inmates
Oklahoma has become the first US state to legalize the gassing of death row inmates if lethal injection drugs are not available. The rushed decision was made without any proper clinical trials, Robert Dunham, Head of Death Penalty Info Center told RT.

18.04.2015 23:25

​Danish Conservatives campaign for elimination of ‘Nazi Islamism’
A controversial political campaign has recently been launched by the Conservative party in Denmark, with its leaders calling for radical Islam to be “fought and eliminated,” as it belongs to the same family as, and shares many ideas with Nazism.

18.04.2015 20:51

Heirs of Holocaust victims sue French train company over death camp deportations
Holocaust descendants have launched a class-action suit in a US federal court in Chicago against France’s biggest national rail company SNCF, to get compensation for confiscated and sold personal property of those deported to death camps.

18.04.2015 13:43

Italian FM proposes ‘targeted strikes’ to solve ISIS & refugee problems
A massive influx of refugees from Libya, where ISIS extremists have been gaining ground, can be halted or at least reduced by extending “targeted ant-terrorist strikes” into the coastal area, said the Italian FM.

18.04.2015 00:54

​Israeli confiscation of ‘absentee’ Palestinian properties upheld by Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has upheld a controversial law which allows Israel to confiscate the property of so-called “absentee” Palestinian owners, residing in territories not under full Israeli control. Judges hope the state won’t abuse the legislation.

17.04.2015 19:54

‘Any reader of Orwell would be perfectly familiar’ with US maneuvers – Chomsky to RT
Major American media organizations diligently parrot what US officials want the public to know about global affairs, historian Noam Chomsky told RT. To US leaders, any news outlet that “does not repeat the US propaganda system is intolerable,” he said.

17.04.2015 18:05

IBM to Louisiana: Mind our business before passing religious freedom bill
Multinational company IBM has written a letter to the governor of Louisiana voicing “strong opposition” to a bill pending in the state legislature that, observers say, could sanction discrimination against same-sex marriages based on religious beliefs.

17.04.2015 19:35

Ohio jail bans underwear delivery to stop drug smuggling
Citing a crackdown on contraband, a county jail in Columbus, Ohio is banning outside deliveries of underwear and socks. A contractor will be selling the items at the jail store, and inmates who can’t afford to buy their “whites” will have to go without.

17.04.2015 18:47

​‘Draconian, inhumane’: N. Ireland abortion law reforms don’t go far enough, say Amnesty
Proposed changes to Northern Ireland’s “draconian” abortion laws have been criticized by Amnesty International, which warns they fall short of what is necessary to protect women’s fundamental human rights.

17.04.2015 16:23

​‘World Bank projects serve for industrial ambitions, not alleviate poverty’
World Bank projects in developing countries have had a dramatic impact, forced displacement and the impoverishment of local communities and indigenous people, political analyst Josh Klemm from International Rivers told RT.

17.04.2015 08:40

Most Russians still support return of capital punishment, poll shows
The percentage of Russians who support the return of the death penalty has slightly reduced, but it’s still a majority at about 60 percent, according to the latest sociological research.

17.04.2015 14:19

#PalestinianPrisonerDay: Protesters target G4S London HQ over Israeli ‘torture’ complicity
Protestors gathered outside the London office of G4S on Friday to highlight the private security firm’s role in incarcerating Palestinian prisoners on behalf of Israel.

17.04.2015 14:43