Human rights and civil liberties

Susan Bro, left, mother of Heather Heyer is hugged by a supporter on the steps of the courthouse after a guilty verdict was reached in the trial of James Alex Fields Jr., Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at Charlottesville General district court in Charlottesville, Va. Fields was convicted of first degree murder in the death of Heather Heyer as well as nine other counts during a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville . (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
December 07, 2018 - 8:10 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man who drove his car into counterprotesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia was convicted Friday of first-degree murder, a verdict that local civil rights activists hope will help heal a community still scarred by the violence and the racial tensions it...
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December 07, 2018 - 11:47 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A leading press freedom group called Friday on Polish authorities to "end their harassment and attempts to intimidate independent journalists," after a string of incidents that have raised concerns about media freedom. Perceived attacks on media freedom in Poland have also...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows James Alex Fields Jr. Jurors in the trial of the man accused of killing a woman and injuring dozens at a white nationalist rally are expected to hear closing arguments in the case after testimony from final defense witnesses. Fields is charged with first-degree murder and other counts for driving his car into a crowd of counterprotesters in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)
December 06, 2018 - 5:25 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A prosecutor told a jury Thursday that James Alex Fields Jr. had hate and violence in his mind when he deliberately drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally, killing one woman, injuring dozens and leaving bodies strewn on the ground...
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December 06, 2018 - 11:41 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Human rights and migrant welfare groups are urging Greece to scrap its part of a deal between the European Union and Turkey, designed to reduce unchecked migration to Europe from the east. In a statement Thursday, 20 groups sharply criticized the winter living conditions in...
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December 06, 2018 - 4:10 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United Nations human rights office on Thursday said Burundi's government has asked it to leave, months after the outgoing U.N. rights chief called the country one of the "most prolific slaughterhouses of humans in recent times." Spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani in Geneva...
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December 06, 2018 - 1:42 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An Angolan human rights activist says the country's president plans to investigate a case of alleged torture by police officials. Activist and journalist Rafael Marques de Morais says he told President Joao Lourenco at a meeting Wednesday that two Criminal Investigation Service...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2018, file photo, a shopper walks past a Huawei store at a shopping mall in Beijing. Canadian authorities said Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, that they have arrested the chief financial officer of China's Huawei Technologies for possible extradition to the United States. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
December 05, 2018 - 9:12 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian authorities said Wednesday that they have arrested the chief financial officer of China's Huawei Technologies for possible extradition to the United States. China demanded her immediate release, and a former Canadian envoy to China warned the case might lead to retaliation...
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December 05, 2018 - 5:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper 2 Milly filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the makers of Fortnite, saying they are illegally using a dance he created in their wildly popular video game. The Brooklyn-based rapper, whose real name is Terrence Ferguson, alleges that North Carolina-based Fortnite-maker Epic...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2018, file photo, the U. S. Supreme Court building stands quietly before dawn in Washington. The Constitution says you can’t be tried twice for the same offense. And yet Terance Gamble is sitting in prison today because he was prosecuted separately by Alabama and the federal government for having a gun after an earlier robbery conviction. he Supreme Court is considering Gamble’s case Thursday, Dec. 6, and the outcome could have a spillover effect on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
December 05, 2018 - 10:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Constitution says you can't be tried twice for the same offense. And yet Terance Gamble is sitting in prison today because he was prosecuted separately by Alabama and the federal government for having a gun after an earlier robbery conviction. The Supreme Court is considering...
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December 05, 2018 - 5:27 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the case of the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 4:25 p.m. The U.N. human rights chief says an international investigation is needed into the "awful" killing of Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi...
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