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North Korea: ‘You are brainwashed from the time you know how to talk’ | World news | theguardian.com

February 17, 2014 in Human Rights News by Jana

North Korea: ‘You are brainwashed from the time you know how to talk’ | World news | theguardian.com.

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Guantánamo hunger strikers able to challenge force-feeding, court rules | World news | theguardian.com

February 17, 2014 in Human Rights News by Ruth

Guantánamo hunger strikers able to challenge force-feeding, court rules | World news | theguardian.com.

 

One of the men thought to be currently on hunger strike is Shaker Aamer, a British resident who remains in Guantánamo despite having been cleared for release by both the Bush and Obama administrations. In remarks he made to his lawyer in advance of the ruling, Aamer said:“This is one step towards justice … Instead of making matters worse here, they should treat us with respect, like human beings.”

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Segregation Coming For All Gay People In Kansas | The New Civil Rights Movement

February 16, 2014 in Human Rights News by Jana

A step back for gay rights in America as Kansas, Idaho and Tennesse seek or have passed bills allowing for any business owner or public service to refuse to assist gay couples if it offends their deeply held religious beliefs. In Kansas the bill also allows police officers, nurses, doctors and firemen to refuse to provide any service to a gay couple even in the case of an emergency.

Segregation Coming For All Gay People In Kansas | The New Civil Rights Movement.

Washington State Governor Suspends Death Penalty

February 11, 2014 in Human Rights News by Rob Hallam

From USA Today:

“[Governor] Inslee’s moratorium means that if a death penalty case comes to his desk, he will issue a reprieve, which isn’t a pardon and doesn’t commute the sentences of those condemned to death.”

See Amnesty USA’s response, and tweet your support of this decision!

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Gay asylum seekers face ‘humiliation’ | UK news | The Observer

February 9, 2014 in Human Rights News by Ruth

“I’m horrified by the nature of the questions that have been highlighted. It’s more like an interrogation than an interview…This is an unacceptable investigation of a gay asylum claim. Clearly, something is going terribly wrong here.”

via Gay asylum seekers face ‘humiliation’ | UK news | The Observer.

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HRC Highlights Russia’s Anti-LGBT Law with Banner on National Headquarters | Human Rights Campaign

February 7, 2014 in Human Rights News by Ruth

‘Love conquers hate.’ Always.

 

HRC Highlights Russia’s Anti-LGBT Law with Banner on National Headquarters | Human Rights Campaign.

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German Olympians will wear rainbow-colored uniforms in Sochi | For The Win

January 25, 2014 in Human Rights News, news by Ruth

During a runway show in Düsseldorf Tuesday, German Olympians revealed vibrant new uniforms that are being called a “silent protest.”

via German Olympians will wear rainbow-colored uniforms in Sochi | For The Win.

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BBC News – Uganda President Yoweri Museveni blocks anti-gay law

January 17, 2014 in Human Rights News by Ruth

BBC News – Uganda President Yoweri Museveni blocks anti-gay law.

**Trigger warning: Strong homophobic language throughout**

Whilst it appears that the President has refused to sign the Bill, Amnesty International reports that there has been no formal veto yet so the pressure must continue.

 

 

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BBC News – Pussy Riot: Russia frees jailed punk band members

December 23, 2013 in Human Rights News, main by Duncan

BBC News – Pussy Riot: Russia frees jailed punk band members.

BBC News – Australia high court overturns ACT gay marriage law

December 13, 2013 in Human Rights News by Rob Hallam

A disappointing reversal of gay marriage in Australia:

BBC News – Australia high court overturns ACT gay marriage law.