India: Delhi University girl killed by parents after inter-caste wedding
20th Nov 2014

India: Delhi University girl killed by parents after inter-caste wedding

[Photo: Bhawna Yadav died three days after she married Abhishek Seth New Delhi, (Hindustan Times): November 16 was the day Abhishek and Bhawna’s friends had planned to celebrate the couple’s union. Instead, they spent the day searching for Bhawna only … Continued

FIFA files criminal complaint over World Cup bids
19th Nov 2014

FIFA files criminal complaint over World Cup bids

    [Photo: Blatter has filed a criminal complaint in connection with the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 to Russia and Qatar]   FIFA’s World Cup bid corruption case has taken a surprising turn, with President Sepp Blatter filing … Continued

UAE: Amnesty reports activists’ ‘ugly reality’ in UAE
19th Nov 2014

UAE: Amnesty reports activists’ ‘ugly reality’ in UAE

    Amnesty International on Tuesday accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which is hosting a Formula One race this weekend, of repression it said is the “ugly reality” behind the glitz and glamor of the event. In a report … Continued

India: Doctor arrested for Bilaspur sterilisation deaths
13th Nov 2014

India: Doctor arrested for Bilaspur sterilisation deaths

    By Pavan Dahat The Hindu: “I am being blamed for the deaths, which is incorrect. They should arrest the Chief Medical Officer of Bilaspur and District Health Officer,” Dr. R.K. Gupta said after his arrest. The doctor who conducted … Continued

Pakistan says will help China fight Xinjiang Muslims
8th Nov 2014

Pakistan says will help China fight Xinjiang Muslims

    [PM of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and PM of China Li Keqiang] BEIJING, (APP | Reuters): Pakistan will help China with its fight against extremists that Beijing says are active in its unruly far western region of Xinjiang, Prime … Continued

Palestine: Despite calling it a “war crime,” ICC won’t prosecute Israeli attack on Mavi Marmara
7th Nov 2014

Palestine: Despite calling it a “war crime,” ICC won’t prosecute Israeli attack on Mavi Marmara

    The International Criminal Court (ICC) will not launch a prosecution over Israel’s raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in 2010 in which 10 Turkish activists died, despite a “reasonable basis” to believe war crimes were committed, the chief prosecutor … Continued

Pakistan: Gujrat policeman kills Shia Muslim in custody alleging blasphemy
6th Nov 2014

Pakistan: Gujrat policeman kills Shia Muslim in custody alleging blasphemy

      By Zaheer Abbas Sial   GUJRAT, (Dawn): A police officer on Wednesday night murdered a detained man with an axe, later alleging that the man had committed blasphemy. 45-year-old Jhang resident Syed Tufail Haider was arrested a day … Continued

Pakistan: 50 villagers held over burning of Christian couple to death
6th Nov 2014

Pakistan: 50 villagers held over burning of Christian couple to death

[Shama and her husband Shahzad Masih burnt to death by villagers] Afzal Ansari KASUR, (Dawn): Police arrested on Wednesday 50 villagers who were part of a mob which reportedly burnt alive a Christian couple in a brick kiln in Kot … Continued

Germany: UK threatening foundation of EU
4th Nov 2014

Germany: UK threatening foundation of EU

  Is it a storm in a teacup or a real problem? Britain is struggling with the question of immigration from other EU states. A media report over alleged comments by Chancellor Merkel has heated up the debate.   In … Continued

Bahrain: Activist Nabeel Rajab released, says: ‘I will not stop’
4th Nov 2014

Bahrain: Activist Nabeel Rajab released, says: ‘I will not stop’

A Bahraini court Sunday freed prominent activist Nabeel Rajab but barred him from travel until his trial resumes over Tweets that were critical of state institutions, a judicial source said, as Rajab vowed to continue the fight for human rights … Continued

Iran: Ayatullah Rafsanjani calls for punishment of acid attackers
2nd Nov 2014

Iran: Ayatullah Rafsanjani calls for punishment of acid attackers

      Tehran, (IRNA): Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Sunday called for punishment of acid attackers. He made the remarks in a mourning ceremony of Moharram al-Haram. Rafsanjani said that the security forces are expected … Continued

France: Violent protests erupt in France after activist killing
2nd Nov 2014

France: Violent protests erupt in France after activist killing

  Demonstrators in France have clashed violently with police in the wake of the killing of a 21-year-old environmental activist last week. Remi Fraisse’s death was the first during a protest in mainland France since 1986. Violent protests erupted Saturday … Continued

Iran: Iranian human rights lawyer barred from practicing law for three years
20th Oct 2014

Iran: Iranian human rights lawyer barred from practicing law for three years

    Award-winning Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh told AFP Sunday that she has been barred from practicing for three years and will hold a protest against the decision this week. Sotoudeh was released from jail last year when … Continued

Saudis take to social media to express rage over al-Nimr’s death sentence
17th Oct 2014

Saudis take to social media to express rage over al-Nimr’s death sentence

    [Protesters hold pictures of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr during a rally at Qatif, against Sheikh Nimr’s execution] By: Mariam Abdallah   No one knows or can predict the possible repercussions of the death sentence passed against Saudi cleric Nimr al-Nimr, … Continued

Bahrain: Pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja arrested
16th Oct 2014

Bahrain: Pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja arrested

    Bahraini authorities have ordered pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja to be detained for questioning for seven days after a judge accused her of insulting King Hamad by tearing up his picture, her lawyer said on Wednesday. Zainab, who is … Continued

Saudi Arabia sentences Sheikh Nimr to death
16th Oct 2014

Saudi Arabia sentences Sheikh Nimr to death

      A Saudi judge on Wednesday sentenced to death an outspoken Shia cleric who has called for greater rights for Saudi minorities, the cleric’s brother Mohamed al-Nimr, said on his Twitter account. The family of al-Nimr have said … Continued

Libya: Dozens of Palestinians, Syrians found dead after boat sank off Libyan coast
8th Oct 2014

Libya: Dozens of Palestinians, Syrians found dead after boat sank off Libyan coast

    Libyan authorities have found dozens of illegal migrants, mostly Palestinians and Syrians, dead off Libya earlier this month after their boat sank due to technical problems, an international rights watchdog said Tuesday. “The boat which is believed to … Continued

India: Freedom struggle’s first journalist Martyr, Maulvi Muhammad Baqir
24th Sep 2014

India: Freedom struggle’s first journalist Martyr, Maulvi Muhammad Baqir

  [A sketch of Maulvi Baqir’s execution. He and other scholars were tied to canons and were publicly blown away] Maulvi Muhammad Baqir was a great advocate of Hindu Muslim unity.  When in order to weaken the freedom struggle the British started … Continued

Malta: Shipwreck survivors say traffickers “laughed” as hundreds drowned
17th Sep 2014

Malta: Shipwreck survivors say traffickers “laughed” as hundreds drowned

    Survivors of the most deadly migrant shipwreck in years have described the horrifying moment traffickers capsized their boat and left them to drown, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday. “After they hit our boat they waited … Continued

Palestine: Human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja arrested at Bahrain airport
1st Sep 2014

Palestine: Human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja arrested at Bahrain airport

      Bahraini human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja was arrested on Saturday at Bahrain’s international airport when she tried to visit her imprisoned father, fellow Bahraini activists said. Khawaja was traveling back to Bahrain to visit her father, jailed … Continued

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