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Human rights

Tens of millions in damages awarded to women secretly photographed by doctor
John Hopkins Hospital will pay out $190 million to thousands of women who claimed one of the facility’s gynecologists secretly recorded film and took photos of them in compromising positions.

22.07.2014 02:25

FBI entrapped suspects in almost all high-profile terrorism cases in US
A new report by Human Rights Watch accuses the FBI of using sting operations to entrap informants, creating terrorists out of law-abiding individuals and targeting American Muslims in the agency’s counterterrorism investigations.

21.07.2014 18:41

Texas to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to border with Mexico
Texas Gov. Rick Perry activated 1,000 National Guard troops and will deploy them to the Rio Grande Valley. There they will join the state’s Department of Public Safety in an effort to combat human smuggling across the country’s southern border.

21.07.2014 17:29

IDF tweet depicts Houses of Parliament in rocket attack to justify Israel's invasion of Gaza
​Israel’s military has tweeted a digitally manipulated image of Britain’s Houses of Parliament under assault from an array of rockets in an effort to justify its invasion of Gaza.

21.07.2014 16:18

Revealed: More than 1,000 complaints of NYPD chokeholds in recent years
There have been over 1,000 complaints of New York City police misconduct in recent years regarding officers’ use of chokeholds, a city agency that is investigating the incidents said days after a man put into hold by police died in Staten Island.

21.07.2014 15:09

Iraq whitewash? Swathes of UK public inquiry findings suppressed
A lack of transparency concerning a UK public inquiry into the 2003 invasion of Iraq has bred heated criticism that its findings may vindicate a brutal war that divided the nation and blackened Tony Blair’s decade-long leadership.

21.07.2014 10:44

80% of British Jews feel blamed for Israeli actions
Up to 80 percent of British Jews say non-Jews blame them for the Israeli government’s actions, a new study on anti-Semitism in the UK shows.

21.07.2014 15:23

UK right wingers don’t believe human rights exist
Almost half of Conservative and UKIP voters don’t believe in human rights, or in the European court that regulates them, according to pollsters at YouGov.

21.07.2014 13:25

9 times more ‘stop & searches’ by Scottish cops than NYPD – report
Police in Scotland carry out nine times as many ‘stop and searches’ as New York cops, figures show. However, the disparity was not included in the police authority’s report.

21.07.2014 11:44

‘Sickening content’: Israel hate speech comments skyrocket on French internet
Moderators of French websites have been overwhelmed by a storm of hatred over the Israeli incursion into Gaza. The latest conflict has triggered outbreaks of violence in France between the country’s Jewish and Muslim populations.

21.07.2014 08:07

​Killer taboo: Swedish mental health groups lobby for creation of ‘suicide agency’
Swedish mental health charities want the government to create an official agency to reduce the high number of suicides in the country. Experts argue the issue has been swept under the carpet at the expense of human suffering.

21.07.2014 05:26

Russian boy’s death in Italy calls for psych tests for foreign adopters - MP
A senior MP has suggested all foreigners who want to adopt Russian children must be tested in Russia. The opinion was voiced after the death of a 5-year old boy in Italy, allegedly at the hand of his mentally ill adoptive father.

21.07.2014 11:48

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