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Striking garment workers beat by Cambodian police

PHNOM PENH — Rights groups in Cambodia accused police of using disproportionate violence on Sunday, alleging they beat protesters at a rally by 2,000 garment workers in the capital. Around 100 officers, armed with anti-riot shields, electric batons and guns, moved in to disperse the mainly female crowd that had…

China in no mood to listen in U.S. rights talks

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China’s increasingly tough line against dissent suggests it will be in no mood to bend to U.S. demands to soften its approach when the two begin talks on human rights on Wednesday. Analysts said the gulf between the two sides looks especially deep ahead of this year’s…

UN condemns ‘cluster bomb use’ by Libyan regime

GENEVA — The UN human rights chief on Wednesday slammed the Libyan regime for the alleged use of cluster bombs in Misrata, saying such attacks on densely populated urban areas could be international crimes. In a statement, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay “condemned the reported repeated use…

Syria bars medical access for protesters: HRW

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian security forces prevented wounded protesters reaching hospitals and stopped medical teams from treating them in two towns during last Friday’s demonstrations, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. Pro-democracy protests against President Bashar al-Assad’s 11-year rule have been shaking the country, known for its heavy-handed security apparatus, for more than three…

Sens. Schumer, Gillibrand join campaign supporting same sex marriage

New York Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer have become the latest notable figures to call for equal marriage rights for same sex couples. Both appeared in ads Wednesday created by the Human Rights Capaign (HRC). “Some say politicians have a hard time getting to the point,” said Schumer in…

Christian group castigates Obama for urging tolerance toward gays

A right-leaning Christian group is outraged that that an Obama administration joint statement with the United Nations opposes the criminalization of homosexuality. The Family Rights Council (FRC) has taken to calling the resolution “Operation International Tolerance.” “While American forces bomb away at Libya, the Obama administration is launching another global…

Young women continue to die locked in sweatshops, labor group warns

As the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire approaches, the Institute for Global Labor and Human Rights urged the United States to pass legislation to prevent multi-national corporations from violating internationally recognized worker rights standards, such as no child or forced labor, decent working conditions, freedom of association…

US Senate to hold hearing on Muslim rights

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A US Senate committee said Tuesday it will hold a hearing next week on protecting the civil rights of American Muslims, two weeks after another panel hotly debated the threat posed by homegrown Islamists. The US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights…

Clinton says Gaddafi must go, foreign efforts grow

GENEVA (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on Monday of using “mercenaries and thugs” to suppress a popular uprising as world leaders discussed new steps to oust him. “We have seen Colonel Gaddafi’s security forces open fire on peaceful protesters. They have used heavy…

US steps up pressure on Gaddafi

WASHINGTON – The United States Thursday called on the UN Human Rights Council to dump Libya and consulted key allies on imposing sanctions, accelerating the international drive to halt Moamer Kadhafi’s brutal protest crackdown. US officials meanwhile nervously awaited the weather-delayed sailing of a chartered ferry carrying nearly 300 Americans…

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