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Iran: Leading Muslim Cleric Tortured, Near Death for Criticizing Political Islam
World  (tags: Iran, Political Islam, Ayatollah, Torture, Rape, Poison, Prison, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', corruption, death, freedoms, government )

- 662 days ago -
He is presently serving the eighth year of an 11-year sentence handed down to him by the Islamic Republic's courts for advocating the separation of state & religion inside Iran. He has endured the rape of his spouse in front of other family members
TAKE ACTION NOW! Time to Champion Human Rights at the World Bank!
World  (tags: WORLD BANK, AID, DUE DILIGENCE, due diligence, world, news, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', humanrights, government, ethics, society )

- 663 days ago -
The U.S. government provides more than a billion dollars to the World Bank every year to invest in projects in the name of "development." Yet the World Bank has no internal safeguard policies that guarantee respect for human rights.
20 Million People Face Hunger in Africa's Sahel Region
World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', food crisis, africa, Sahel, Sahel region, government, conflict, society, politics, world )

- 664 days ago -
The UN and partner humanitarian groups today called on the international community to spend $2 billion to avoid a famine in Africa's Sahel region, which includes nine nations along the southern edge of the Sahara.
The Right Wing's Role in Ukrainian Protests
World  (tags: world, society, Ukraine, violence, freedoms, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', news, government, politics )

- 668 days ago -
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich appears bent on crushing the protest movement but the opposition won't go quietly. A right-wing nationalist party is seeking to benefit from the growing violence and has begun warning of a civil war.
SLIDESHOW: Amazon Warriors Turned Eco-Activists
World  (tags: endangered, ecosystems, environment, conservation, destruction, forests, humans, nature, wildlife, Sustainabililty, protection, habitat, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, ethics, freedoms, HumanRights, humanrights, world, society, UnitedNations )

- 668 days ago -
Find out how the Kayapo are protecting their home from deforestation--and what you can do to help.
Syrian Government Backs Away From U.N. Plan on Humanitarian Relief for Homs
World  (tags: Syria talks, politics, Refugees&Relief, society, world, news, middle-east, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', death, conflict )

- 671 days ago -
Hopes faded Monday for a quick win at peace talks between Syria's warring factions after the Syrian government declined to authorize a convoy of food to enter a besieged neighborhood in the center of the city of Homs
'The World's Biggest Slaughterhouse' for Whale Sharks Found in China
World  (tags: world, politics, china, conflict, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', society, news, media )

- 672 days ago -
A factory which processes around 600 whale sharks annually has been found in southern China, a conservation group said Monday,
China Jails Prominent Rights Activist for Four Years - Behind The Wall
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', asia, china, humanrights, HumanRights )

- 672 days ago -
More civil rights violations in China.
Final Stop: Why Syrian Refugees Have Ended Up In Gaza Read the Full Article: Final Stop: Why Syrian Refugees Have Ended Up In G
World  (tags: Refugees&Relief, Refugees&Relief, Syrian refugees, Gaza, relocation, immigration policies, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', ethics, government )

- 673 days ago -
The Syrians do not have much choice, as they are less and less welcome in other neighboring countries: from Lebanon, where Syrian refugees now account for nearly one-quarter of the population, to Jordan, which hosts Zaatari, the largest Syrian refugee ca
Opposition Says No to Ukraine on Power Share
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', Ukraine, conflict, freedoms, government, politics, society, violence )

- 673 days ago -
In a striking concession aimed at defusing Ukraine's civil uprising and preserving his own grip on power, President Viktor F. Yanukovych on Saturday offered to install opposition leaders in top posts in a reshaped government, but they swiftly [....]
Take Action:Help End the Persecution of the Rohingya in Burma
World  (tags: congress, ethics, freedoms, usa, abuse, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', asia, freedoms, death, humanrights, HumanRights, violence, world, society )

- 674 days ago -
Many groups in Burma continue to suffer from extraordinary discrimination. The Rohingya - often considered the world's most persecuted people - offer the starkest example, as they have been systematically targeted by the Burmese government.
Three Years After Egypt's Revolution, a Sweeping Crackdown on Dissent
World  (tags: world, politics, violence, middle-east, Egypt, news, humanrights, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', government, freedoms, conflict )

- 674 days ago -
Egypt's military-led government is expanding its crackdown from the Muslim Brotherhood to academics, bloggers and liberal activists.
Hackers 'Compromise' 16 Million German Online Accounts
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', crime, Cybercrime, Germany, hacking, computers, criminal networks, emails, passwords, social networks, watchdogs, economy, damage )

- 675 days ago -
Many of the compromised accounts have email addresses as their username, although social media users and online shopping portals were also targeted.

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