Sunday, 18 February 2018

Tag Archives: human rights

Asma Jahangir, Pakistani rights activist, dies at 66

Asma Jahangir

ISLAMABAD: Asma Jahangir, a leading Pakistani rights activist, fearless critic of the military’s interference into politics and a staunch defender of the rule of law, died Sunday in Lahore. She was 66. The death was confirmed by her daughter Munizae Jahangir, who said the cause was a heart attack. Jahangir, ...

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Pakistani-origin Sara Khan to lead anti-extremism drive in UK

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LONDON: The UK government has appointed a Pakistani-origin women right campaigner Sara Khan as the new chief of a commission set up to root out extremism in the country. Sara Khan, 37, will head the Commission for Countering Extremism, a body that had been proposed in the wake of the ...

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UNCHR: Killing of disabled Palestinian man is inexplicable

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A senior UN official has said Israel’s killing of a Palestinian wheelchair user protesting against Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was “incomprehensible”, as Israel said the man had not been targeted. A statement issued by Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the UN high commissioner for human rights, said Ibrahim ...

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UN’s Zeid Toughens Warning of ‘Genocide’ in Myanmar

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GENEVA: The top United Nations human rights official has said he would not be surprised if a court one day ruled that acts of genocide had been committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, according to a British television interview to be shown. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ...

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UN council to meet on N Korea nuclear program in December

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UNITED NATIONS Security Council ministers will meet on Dec. 15 to discuss North Korea’s nuclear and missiles programs and the body will also meet separately this month to discuss human rights abuses in the North Asian country, an annual meeting that its ally China has tried to prevent for the ...

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Trump Asia tour

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When a president who boasted he could shoot someone in central New York and still get elected meets another president who boasts he has actually killed people, and remains popular and in office, you know not to expect much on human rights. And so it proved in the much-anticipated meeting ...

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Oxford college drops Suu Kyi from common room name

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LONDON: The City of London Corporation has also been debating revoking Aung San Suu Kyi’s Honorary Freedom, bestowed upon her earlier this year. The students at the prestigious Oxford University college where Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi studied have voted to remove her name from the title of ...

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Pakistan Among 15 Nations Elected to U.N. Human Rights Council

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UNITED NATIONS: Fifteen countries, including Pakistan, have been elected to the U.N. Human Rights Council by the U.N. General Assembly. In a vote Oct. 16, Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain and Ukraine were elected, a Foreign Office ...

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