Tag Archives: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch: Donald Trump Foments Hatred And Intolerance And Is A Threat To Human Rights

The Hill report: Human Rights Watch is listing President-elect Donald Trump as a threat to human rights, calling his campaign a “vivid illustration of the politics of intolerance.” “Donald Trump’s election as US president after a campaign fomenting hatred and intolerance, and the rising influence of political parties in Europe that reject universal rights, have put the postwar human rights ...

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RUSSIA: Gay Men Beaten On Camera

Via Human Rights Watch: The Russian authorities need to address a deteriorating situation of widespread and concerted abuse against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and activists, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities’ failure to act and some officials’ homophobic comments expose LGBT people to further harassment and violence and embolden the attackers, Human Rights Watch research found. ...

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Coalition Of Human Rights Groups: Sochi’s Top Corporate Sponsors Must Speak Out

A coalition of 40 human rights groups have issued a joint letter to the top ten corporate sponsors of the Sochi Olympics which demands that they denounce Russia’s abuses against LGBT people. Via press release: Corporate sponsors of the Sochi Winter Olympics should act now to urge Russia to halt the rising tide of discrimination, harassment and threats against lesbian, ...

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BBC: Gay Rights Threatened In Lebanon

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Human Rights Watch Names 2013 “Hall Of Shame” Anti-Gay Villains

To mark today’s International Day Against Homophobia, Human Rights Watch has posted its top four global villains in the battle for LGBT rights. Among those named is Pat Robertson’s ACLJ, which has been exporting anti-gay hate across the globe. The American Center for Law and Justice; President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia; Vadym Kolesnichenko, a member of Ukraine’s parliament; and the ...

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Rights Groups Jointly Demand That Canada Arrest George W. Bush For War Crimes

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have issued to a joint call for Canadian authorities to arrest former president George W. Bush on war crimes charges. Duyba is scheduled to visit a British Colombia economic summit next week. There is overwhelming evidence that Bush and other senior administration officials authorized and implemented a regime of torture and ill-treatment of hundreds ...

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Human Rights Watch: Hundreds Of Gay Men Murdered In Iraq

Human Rights Watch will today call on the Iraqi government to do more to protect gay men, saying that hundreds of suspected homosexuals may have been killed there in recent months. Although the scope of the problem remains unclear, hundreds of gay men may have been killed this year in predominantly Shiite Muslim areas, the report’s authors said, basing their ...

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