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Iran executes man for insulting Prophet Jonah Sep 30, 4:49 pm
London, Sep 30 (ANI): According to human rights activists, Iran has executed a 37-year-old man after he was declared guilty of heresy and insulting Prophet Jonah by a court of law.
Clooney marries Amal Alamuddin in Venice Sep 28, 10:07 am
London, Sept 28 (ANI): George Clooney finally got married to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice.
Karachi, Sep 27 (ANI): The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has condemned the attack on a 70-year-old man accused of blasphemy by the prison guard at Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi.
New York, Sept.27 (ANI): The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and Human Rights Watch have called on the Nepali government to protect the human rights of Ganga Maya Adhikari, who continues to refuse food even after her husband Nanda Prasad Adhikari's recent death.
Wellington, Sep 26 (ANI): An Iraqi woman human rights lawyer and activist was publicly executed by Islamic State militants for posting online criticism of the extremist group, the UN mission in Iraq said.
New Delhi, Sept. 25 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has recommended that the Government of Odisha must pay Rs three lakhs as compensation for the death of a girl student within the school premises.
New Delhi, Sept.25 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has recommended the Haryana Government through its Chief Secretary to pay Rs three lakhs as monetary relief to the next of kin of deceased, who lost their lives after their motorcycle fell down from a broken road bridge into a drain on March 16, 2013.
Washington, Sep 25 (ANI): Former US spy agency contractor, Edward Snowden, has been declared one of the winners of a Swedish human rights award-also known as the "alternative Nobel"- for exposing top secret state surveillance programs.
Geneva, Sept 23. (ANI), United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al- Hussein has said that the Government of Sri Lanka needs to do much more to ensure far-reaching accountability and reconciliation between communities in the post-civil war period.
New Delhi, Sept. 19 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that a minor girl was allegedly gang raped and murdered after she protested the humiliation of her family at a kangaroo court in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district.
New Delhi, Sept.18 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that treatment of HIV patients across India had taken a hit, especially in Delhi and Mumbai due to severe stock-outs of life saving medicines at Government owned centres.
Pakistan must restore moratorium on death penalty: HRW Sep 17, 11:35 am
New York, Sept.17 (ANI): Pakistan should immediately halt a planned execution and officially reinstate its moratorium on the death penalty, Human Rights Watch said today.
New York, Sept.16 (ANI): Four courageous and tireless advocates for human rights have been selected as 2014 recipients of the prestigious Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism, Human Rights Watch said today.
NHRC issues notice to Delhi government over a boy drowning in Metro construction site pit Sep 16, 8:37 pm
New Delhi, Sept.16 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that a student of eighth class drowned while four others were rescued from a water pit made near a Metro construction site in Karkardooma, East Delhi this year on September 6 .
New Delhi, Sept.11 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress Party on Thursday condemned the move of some Members of Parliament of the United Kingdom to hold a debate on the human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Dubai, Sep 10 (ANI): Two British-Nepalese human rights researchers, who were apprehended by Qatari authorities for investigating the working conditions of Nepalese labourers in Qatar have been released.
HRW says Afghanistan gang rape trial badly flawed Sep 9, 12:20 pm
Kabul, Sept.9 (ANI): An Afghan court's conviction of seven men for a gang rape was wholly undermined by numerous due process violations and political interference, Human Rights Watch said today.
NHRC to hold three-day open hearing, camp in Bhopal Sep 9, 12:20 pm
New Delhi, Sept.9 (ANI): A high level delegation of the National Human Rights Commission, led by Chairperson, Mr. Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, comprising Members, Mr. Justice Cyriac Joseph, Mr. Justice D. Murugesan, Mr. S.C. Sinha and senior officers will be visiting Bhopal in connection with the Commission's open hearing and camp sitting being held at RCVP Noronha Academy of Administration and Management, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, from September 10 to 12.
Qatar confirms arrest of two British human rights workers Sep 8, 3:10 pm
London, Sep 8 (ANI): Qatar has confirmed that it detained two British human rights workers who had gone missing while researching migrant labour saying that the men were suspected of conducting illegal activities in the nation.
Sri Lanka invites the new UN rights chief to visit country Sep 8, 1:52 pm
Colombo, Sept.8 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that he has extended an invitation to the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit Sri Lanka in 2014 to assess Sri Lanka's progress in national reconciliation and to assess the steps taken by Colombo to engage with UN agencies, in particular with the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
Lanka Govt. To counter UN probe on alleged civil war atrocities Sep 6, 12:33 pm
Colombo, Sept.6 (ANI): Sri Lanka has decided that it will not cooperate with an ongoing UN investigation into alleged atrocities committed during the war against the LTTE, but rather present its defence on the issue before the 27th UN human rights session in Geneva on September 24.
Washington, Sep 05 (ANI): The venue of the 2022 FIFA World Cup is again under the spotlight after two Nepalese-British human rights workers disappeared in Doha.
New Delhi, Sep04(ANI) : Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) today welcomed the decision of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to pay monetary relief of Rs. five lakhs each to the relatives of two victims of fake encounter killings by the 20th Assam Rifles in Chandel district of Manipur on 1 June 2009.
HRW asks Bangladesh to revoke Draconian Media Policy Sep 4, 12:45 pm
New York, Sept.4 (ANI): The Human Rights Watch (HRW) yesterday asked the Bangladeshi government to immediately revoke a new media policy that imposes draconian restrictions on media freedom. HRW also said that the donors should make it clear to the Bangladeshi government that limiting the freedom of expression is unacceptable, also violates the international law.
Lucknow/Raipur, Sep 3 (ANI): Former Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh, K L Gupta, on Wednesday seemed to be not in tune with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's comment that police officials initiating action against Maoists should not worry about reactions from human rights bodies, saying it is easy to make remarks but the ground reality is very different.
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