April 13, 2021

US: Trump, Kim meet in human rights hell

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By John Gizzi From Newsmax Whatever emerges from the summit this week between President Donald Trump and North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un, it is highly unlikely that the international spotlight on host nation Vietnam is going to change with it having one of the world’s most abysmal records on human rights. A 2019 annual […]

Saudi Arabia recalls Ambassador, freezes new trade with Canada

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From Newsmax Saudi Arabia announced Monday it was expelling the Canadian ambassador and had recalled its envoy while freezing business ties with Ottawa, over what it called “interference” in its internal affairs. The move follows vigorous calls by Canada for the immediate release of human rights activists swept up in a new wave of detentions. […]

Eastern Caribbean: LGBT people face bias, violence

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Repeal Colonial-Era Laws (Bridgetown, Barbados, March 21, 2018) – Discriminatory laws in Eastern Caribbean countries make lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people targets for discrimination, violence and abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 107-page report “‘I Have to Leave to Be Me’: Discriminatory Laws against LGBT People in the […]

Man in Pakistan sentenced to death for blasphemous Facebook comments

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By Jon Russell From Techcrunch There’s disturbing news from Pakistan, where a man has been handed the death sentence for allegedly making blasphemous comments on Facebook. The Guardian reports that Taimoor Raza was founded guilty of insulting the prophet Muhammad by a court this week. His charge relates to comments made during a debate about Islam with […]

North Korea ‘could destroy world with just three bombs’, regime apologist claims

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By Jon Sharman From Independent UK Reclusive state’s self-styled special delegate says ‘Korea is perfectly prepared with nuclear and thermonuclear weapons’ North Korea could destroy the entire world with just “three or four” thermonuclear bombs, according to a man who styles himself as an international representative of the regime. “No one will touch North Korea—if […]

UN chief concerned about Saudi killing of Yemeni children

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From PressTV United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern about the number of fatalities among Yemeni children as a result of Saudi Arabia’s deadly military aggression against the impoverished country. “I still have very strong concerns about the protection of Yemeni children. They must always come first,” Ban told the UN Security Council […]