Category Archives: Human rights

Torture and the Fight Against It

Here Ipswich’s Barmy Bolshevik Blogger, Comrade Coates has written an excellent post in regard to Donald Trump’s views on torture and why they are wrong. For a start we’ve known for centuries that the intelligence gained through torture is useless … Continue reading

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One year since Raif was flogged

From here ‘When the worshippers saw the police van outside the mosque, they knew someone would be flogged today.’ On this day last year, just after noon, security officials in Saudi Arabia led a 30-year-old man into a square in … Continue reading

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Imprisoned for protecting the rights of others

He’s the lawyer who has defended so many others who have had their human rights denied. Now Waleed Abu al-Khair is imprisoned for his human rights activism. From setting up one of the few human rights organisations in Saudi Arabia … Continue reading

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Shaker Aamer released from Guantánamo Bay Concentration Camp

After more than 13 years detained without charge or trial in Guantánamo Bay, Shaker Aamer has finally been released. The last remaining UK resident of the concentration camp in Cuba, Shaker Aamer is soon to be reunited with his wife … Continue reading

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URGENT Raif Badawi update

From here. I was informed by an informed source, that the Saudi authorities have given the green light to the resumption of Raif Badawi’s flogging. The informed source also said that the flogging will resume soon but will be administered … Continue reading

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India sisters ‘sentenced’ to be raped granted protection

Here I said An unelected all-male village council in India has ordered that 23-year-old Meenakshi Kumari and her 15-year-old sister are raped. The ‘sentence’ was handed down as punishment after their brother eloped with a married woman. They also ordered … Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn is Bad for Palestinians

A number of supporters of Palestine paid three quid to help Jeremy Corbyn get elected due to his pro Palestinian stance. But Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership victory is bad for the Palestinian course. Jeremy Corbyn is an associate of terrorists and … Continue reading

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