Tag: Human rights and civil liberties

Hamas court says women need guardian’s approval to travel

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A Hamas-run Islamic court in the Gaza Strip has ruled that women require the permission of a male guardian...

Spanish prosecutors probe hate speech against Muslims, Jews

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MADRID — Prosecutors in Spain have launched two separate investigations involving a far-right party and extremist neo-Nazi sympathizers for possible hate crimes against Muslims...

China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers

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TAIPEI, Taiwan — Ma Xiaolin frequently wrote about current affairs on one of China's leading microblogging sites, where he has 2 million followers. But...

International court finds Jamaica violated rights of gays

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — An international tribunal has found that Jamaica‚Äôs government violated the rights of a gay man and a lesbian, according...

Statue of US chief justice who oversaw Plessy to be moved

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AUGUSTA, Maine — A Maine county board voted to move the statue of Melville Fuller, who was an Augusta native and served as the...

8 minority jail officers allegedly kept off Chauvin’s guard

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MINNEAPOLIS — Eight Minnesota jail guards filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging racial discrimination after they were barred from working on the floor where a...

Spanish court rules to extradite broker to Venezuela

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MADRID — Spain's National Court has approved the extradition of a financial broker wanted in Venezuela on charges of fraud and embezzlement of funds. ...

Police ‘unlawful assembly’ powers come under fire in Oregon

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SALEM, Ore. — As racial injustice protesters swarmed the streets of Portland, Oregon, day after day last year, a voice would come over a...

Court rules against Arkansas’ Israel boycott pledge law

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A federal appeals court on Friday ruled that Arkansas' law requiring state contractors to pledge not to boycott Israel is...

Judge: No media protection for blogger, must reveal sources

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A blogger who was sued for defamation over an article criticizing a former Arkansas school board member must disclose her...