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Slain Italian student in Egypt suffered 'inhuman' violence

Feb 08, 2016

Slain Italian student in Egypt suffered 'inhuman' violence

A second autopsy on the body of an Italian found slain in Egypt reveals that the doctoral student suffered "inhuman, animal-like" violence, Italy's interior minister said Sunday as he pressed Egypt's president to fully cooperate with the criminal investigation. #Egypt #NewsTracker #Rome #Italian student #el-Sissi #Egyptian Association for Rights and Freedoms
New slickly edited IS video shows teenage boy beheading Syrian rebel

Feb 05, 2016

New slickly edited IS video shows teenage boy beheading Syrian rebel

A new video purportedly from the Islamic State jihadist group shows a teenage boy issuing a threat in English to the US and its allies before beheading an unarmed hostage in what is believed to be Syria. #Syria #Just Not Right #Aleppo #IS #Daesh
End of the road for arguments presented by Sweden, UK: Assange on UN panel verdict

Feb 05, 2016

End of the road for arguments presented by Sweden, UK: Assange on UN panel verdict

Julian Assange called for Britain and Sweden to "implement" a UN panel finding saying that he should be able to walk free from Ecuador's embassy. #World #Julian Assange #TheySaidIt #Britain #Sweden #UK #Human Rights #Ecuador embassy #Wikileaks founder #UN panel verdict
Islam does not bar women to enter graveyards, time we know the truth, says Zeenat Shaukat Ali

Feb 05, 2016

Islam does not bar women to enter graveyards, time we know the truth, says Zeenat Shaukat Ali

At the forefront of the campaign to allow Muslim women to enter the Haji Ali dargah in Mumbai, Ali believes that all traditions banning women in the heart of religious shrines and temples depicts our society’s deep-rooted women-phobia. #India #Islam #Bombay High Court #Supreme Court of India #Haji Ali Dargah #Section 377 #Right to pray
World Cancer Day: Compulsory licensing of key drugs only way for India to fight this grave threat

Feb 04, 2016

World Cancer Day: Compulsory licensing of key drugs only way for India to fight this grave threat

About four years ago, cancer usually meant a slow death, coupled with a vain fight, for the common man. It was largely because of the exorbitant costs of medicines. #Health #InMyOpinion #Cancer #intellectual property rights #Bayer #Sorafenib #Nexavar #Compulsory Licensing #National List of Essential Medicines #oncologists #Indian Patents Act
'Sanam Teri Kasam' is a dream come true': Harshvardhan Rane on his Bollywood debut

Feb 04, 2016

'Sanam Teri Kasam' is a dream come true': Harshvardhan Rane on his Bollywood debut

Telugu cinema’s leading man Harshvardhan Rane is all set for a new innings in Bollywood with his Hindi release Sanam Teri Kasam #Shah Rukh Khan #Sanam Teri Kasam #Harshvardhan Rane #Mowra Hocane #Left Right Left #Telugu star #Thakita Thakita
Manhunt on for suspects who attacked, stripped Tanzanian girl in Bengaluru: Deeply pained, says Sushma Swaraj

Feb 04, 2016

Manhunt on for suspects who attacked, stripped Tanzanian girl in Bengaluru: Deeply pained, says Sushma Swaraj

A Tanzanian woman was stripped and beaten on the streets of India's Silicon Valley Bengaluru after a road accident where a Sudanese man ran over a local woman Saturday night. The locals who dragged the Tanzanian woman and attacked her thought she was in some way connected to the accident. The three friends traveling with her in the same car were also beaten up, media reports say. #Just Not Right #Bengaluru #TanzanianGirl
All you need to know about the SC's decision to reopen the Section 377 debate

Feb 03, 2016

All you need to know about the SC's decision to reopen the Section 377 debate

So in terms of the fight against Section 377 nothing much has actually changed. What is hopeful though, is that the court has constituted a five-judge bench to look into the matter. Here's what you need to know. #ConnectTheDots #Delhi High Court #Supreme Court of India #Section 377 #curative petition #LGBTQI Rights
Section 377: The simple, stunning logic in the curative petition that will make it easy for the SC to strike down the regressive law

Feb 03, 2016

Section 377: The simple, stunning logic in the curative petition that will make it easy for the SC to strike down the regressive law

Hilariously, the judgment itself, after reviewing reported judgments on Section 377, recorded at para 38 that not only was it NOT possible to list acts which were covered by Section 377, but no tests would be laid down to differentiate "carnal intercourse against the order of nature". #Supreme Court #LGBT rights #Section 377 #LongView #Constitutional Bench #LGBT community
UN peacekeepers and sexual abuse: How legal loopholes, political pressure prevent action against troops

Feb 03, 2016

UN peacekeepers and sexual abuse: How legal loopholes, political pressure prevent action against troops

The voices of victims and witnesses recklessly fall through cracks in legal jurisdictional gaps, or, get stymied by bureaucratic passing-of-the-buck, or, get subsumed in the overall politics of troop contribution. #United Nations #ConnectTheDots #Rape #Sexual abuse #UN peacekeepers #UN High Commissioner for Human Rights #Central African Republic #European Union operation #sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers