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Family sues Georgia police for tasering man 13 times before he died
The family of a man who died after police used a stun gun on him as many as 13 times while he was handcuffed has filed a lawsuit against the two former officers of East Point, Georgia, according to the family’s lawyer.

29.08.2014 16:11

Liberals' darling Elizabeth Warren defends Israeli attacks on Gaza schools and hospitals
Israel has the right to shell Palestinian hospitals and schools out of self defense as long as Hamas stores rocket launchers next to them, US Sen. Elizabeth Warren said during a town hall meeting in Massachusetts this week.

29.08.2014 14:55

Tag with a price: Adidas RFID tracking could be used to spy on clothes’ owners
Adidas has sewn RFID tags into national football team’s jerseys, raising concerns from human rights organizations, claiming that such clothes could be easily turned into tracking devices revealing a person’s location, Deutsche Welle reports.

29.08.2014 08:05

‘Companies, govts want to track people through tagged clothes to make a profit’
Companies put RFID tags into clothing so they can potentially be tracking a person wearing, for example, a tagged shirt every time he or she walks in front of a device that can read them, consumer privacy expert Liz McIntyre told RT.

29.08.2014 09:50

#OpGCHQ: Anonymous launches 4-day privacy rights protest outside UK spy base
A four-day protest organized by the hacktivist collective Anonymous UK has begun outside Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). The demonstration was launched in support of a legal challenge against GCHQ mass surveillance.

29.08.2014 08:24

​Supporting Saudi Arabia is supporting violations of human rights
Has there ever been a more vile and repugnant regime than the gang of bloated potentates that rules Saudi Arabia?

29.08.2014 10:41

Lavrov: No proof given for Western allegations about Russian troops in Ukraine
Russia’s only reaction to NATO accusations of interfering militarily in Ukraine will be a consistent position of putting an end to bloodshed and establish dialogue between warring parties in Ukraine, Russia’s FM said.

29.08.2014 09:08

UN: Ukraine conflict death toll hits 2,600, civilians ‘trapped inside conflict zones’
At least 2,593 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine since the start of the Kiev’s military operation against anti-government forces there started in mid-April, according to a new estimate by the Office of the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights.

29.08.2014 08:35

Islamic State tortured James Foley, other Westerners with harsh CIA tactics
The American photojournalist who was beheaded by Islamic State militants was also tortured using some of the same methods employed by the CIA in its controversial, post-9/11 interrogation program.

29.08.2014 03:29

Russian Defense Ministry: Online list of army units 'relocated to Ukraine' is a fake
Russia’s Defense Ministry has denied the veracity of a list of military units that a human rights blog claimed have been amassed in the warzone in eastern Ukraine, saying it has “no relation to reality.”

28.08.2014 17:22

US & allies should beg Syrian people for forgiveness
After a decade when inordinate amount of resources have been applied to the Middle East, the end result has not been the spread of democracy and human rights, as claimed by the champions and apologists of this crusade.

28.08.2014 15:48

Obama wants war plan against ISIS by the end of the week
Top US officials say President Barack Obama wants to decide American strategy for combating extremist group Islamic State’s strongholds in Syria. Yet the administration is still scrambling to understand the goals and limits of potential military action.

28.08.2014 14:09

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