Category Archives: Torture

San Diego Gay and Lesbian News: VIDEO: In Geneva, Secretary Clinton focuses on global LGBT rights in UN Human Rights Day speech

Source: http://sdgln.com/news/2011/12/06/secretary-clinton-focuses-LGBT-rights-united-nations-human-rights-day-speech?fb_ref=.Tt55ixGXb4Y.like&fb_source=profile_oneline (Editor’s note: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke about Human Rights Day to the United Nations today in Geneva. The entire transcript of the speech, provided by humanrights.gov, is below.) Good evening and let me express my deep honor and … Continue reading

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Proving Torture, Seeking Asylum

Proving Torture, to Help Win Asylum The New York Times Preview: “A man from Mauritania sat stone-faced, cradling his head, which bore a scar that marked the spot where his master had gouged him with a piece of firewood, he … Continue reading

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All Rights All Around the World (Jan. 21, 2011)

Young Describes Women’s Role in Civil Rights Emory Wheel Preview: “Through intimate stories and details, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young highlighted women’s role in the Civil Rights Movement in his King Week keynote address on Tuesday.” … Continue reading

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All Rights All Around the World (Jan. 19, 2011)

California: Deal Reached Over Harvey Milk’s Store The New York Times Preview: “The nation’s largest gay rights group said Tuesday that it planned to share the San Francisco storefront where Harvey Milk waged his political campaign with a nonprofit that … Continue reading

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All Rights All Around the World (Jan. 11, 2011)

A daily digest highlighting events around the world. Clinton – “Gay rights are human rights” Same Same Preview: “Respected American LGBT magazine The Advocate is hailing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a leading light for gay equality on … Continue reading

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All Rights All Around the World (Jan. 10, 2011)

Iran Sentences Human Rights Lawyer The New York Times Preview: “A female human rights lawyer has been sentenced by Iran’s authorities to 11 years in jail for crimes that include ‘activities against national security’ and ‘propaganda against the regime,’ family … Continue reading

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Jorge Videla Sentenced to Life in Prison

  Jorge Videla has been sentenced to life in prison.  Calling the 1976-1983 military dictatorship in Argentina, often called “The Dirty War(s),” a “just war,” Videla still does not seem to regret regret his actions.  According to Aljazeera, he was … Continue reading

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