Tag: human rights violations

Mexico’s rights agency says police killed 22 at ranch

Mexico’s rights agency says police killed 22 at ranch

Aug 19, – One police officer was killed in the confrontation in the western state of Michoacan on May 22, 2015. The government has said the dead were drug cartel suspects who were hiding out on the ranch in Tanhuato, near the border with Jalisco state. Federal police killed at least 22 people on a […]

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At least 13 dead in bombing north of Kabul

At least 13 dead in bombing north of Kabul

Feb 22, – The bomber targeted a local police chief, injuring him on the eve of the latest round of quadrilateral talks to be held in Kabul in a bid to revive the peace process with the Taliban and end more than 14 years of war. At least 13 people, including nine civilians, were killed […]

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At least 47 dead in market bomb blast in NE Nigeria

At least 47 dead in market bomb blast in NE Nigeria

Aug 12, – The explosion ripped through the weekly market in the village of Sabon Gari, around 135 kilometres (85 miles) south of Borno state capital Maiduguri, during peak trading around 1:15 pm (1230 GMT), the sources said. At least 47 people were killed and dozens wounded in a bomb blast Tuesday in a part […]

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Bombs kill 29 as Nigerian leader says US hampering fight

Bombs kill 29 as Nigerian leader says US hampering fight

Jul 23, – Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency called Thursday for urgent blood donations to treat 105 wounded people, according to spokesman Sani Datti who said at least 29 bodies have been recovered. Bomb blasts at two bustling bus stations killed 29 people and wounded 105, officials said Thursday after Nigeria’s new president warned that […]

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Thai lawmakers start debate on amnesty bill

Thai lawmakers start debate on amnesty bill

Aug 07, Bangkok — The government-sponsored bill proposes a blanket amnesty to all those charged with crimes related to Thailand’s various upheavals since Sept. 19, 2006, the day a military coup ousted then Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra while he was on an overseas trip. Thai lawmakers on Wednesday began debating a highly contentious bill to […]

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Taliban attack kills 12 security personnel, injures Pakistan’s top Judge

Taliban attack kills 12 security personnel, injures Pakistan’s top Judge

June 27, AP – A motorcycle carrying a bomb detonated during morning rush hour near the motorcade of a High Court judge on Wednesday. At least six policemen and two paramilitary Rangers from the judge’s security team died in the attack. A bombing in Karachi has left a top judge injured and several of his […]

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Flood Rescue helicopter crashes in India, killing 8

Flood Rescue helicopter crashes in India, killing 8

June 25, GAUCHAR, India (AP) — Bad weather has hampered rescue efforts in Uttarakhand state, where more than 1,000 people are believed to have died and thousands of others remain stranded in remote areas from landslides and floods triggered by torrential monsoon rains. Other air force helicopters were unable to take off due to poor […]

June 25, 2013 | By More
Brazil’s president announces reforms to calm street protests

Brazil’s president announces reforms to calm street protests

June 25, AP – SAO PAULO (AP) — In a meeting Monday with four leaders of a main group behind the protest movement and later with governors and the mayors of 26 capital cities, Rousseff shifted some of the burden for progress onto the back of Brazil’s widely loathed congress — in particular, in calling […]

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Taliban attacks presidential place of Hamid Karzai in Kabul

Taliban attacks presidential place of Hamid Karzai in Kabul

June 25, AP – Militants targeted the presidential palace in Kabul on Tuesday morning, with a succession of blasts heard along with the sound of shooting. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack on the Afghan presidential palace in Kabul. A series of explosions and gunfire were heard outside the heavily-guarded building. Kabul’s police […]

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‘Taksim is everywhere’ Turkish Germans protest in Cologne against Erdogan

‘Taksim is everywhere’ Turkish Germans protest in Cologne against Erdogan

June 23, AP – At least 30,000 people participated in the Cologne demonstration against the Turkish government on Saturday. The organizers, the Alevi Community in Germany organization, estimated the turnout at roughly 80,000 people. Tens of thousands of Turkish people living in Germany have taken to the streets of Cologne, protesting against Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s […]

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