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Courage flies beneficiary, Emin Huseynov, out of Azerbaijan to seek asylum in Switzerland. * Leading Azerbaijani press freedom campaigner travelled to Bern last night after being sheltered at the Swiss Embassy in Baku since August last year * Courage has been involved with Huseynov’s case for over six months after contact was established with Julian Assange in early 2015 * Courage is providing support for Huseynov in his application for political asylum in Switzerland * European Court of Human Rights has confirmed that Azerbaijan is guilty of serious infringments of Emin Husenyov’s basic rights, including the prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment While audiences around the world were glued to the opening of the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, attended by European national leaders, a secret Swiss Air Force flight made its way from Baku to Bern, Switzerland.

Courage flies beneficiary, Emin Huseynov, out of Azerbaijan to seek asylum in Switzerland

Inside was “Azerbaijan’s Julian Assange,” Emin Huseynov, who has spent the last year holed up in the Swiss Embassy in Baku after a government crackdown against journalists and activists. I got hired at a Bangladesh sweatshop. Meet my 9-year-old boss. DHAKA, BANGLADESH—Some days are good for Meem, others she likes to forget as quickly as possible.

I got hired at a Bangladesh sweatshop. Meet my 9-year-old boss

The first time I saw Meem, which was also my first day at work at a sweatshop, she was having a good day despite the wretched heat.

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IPS – Army’s Former Sex Slaves Testify in Guatemala. ZIMBABWE: Minister Trying to Create a "Paper Tiger" Human Rights Commission. HARARE, Oct 10, 2011 (IPS) - Zimbabwe’s justice minister is frantically trying to fend off probes into allegations of human rights abuses perpetrated by President Robert Mugabe’s regime since the country’s independence in 1980. Justice and Legal Affairs Minister Patrick Chinamasa, a member of the highest decision-making body of the ruling ZANU-PF party, the Politburo, is reportedly trying to weaken the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) so that it would not be able to investigate decades of governing party abuses. The commission was established in March 2010 but has been dormant due to the absence of an enabling act that clearly spells out its scope of work. In late 2010, Chinamasa introduced a bill that seeks to operationalise the commission, which is currently being debated in the lower house. Sri Lanka's claim to be second to none on human rights debunked - storify.com.

Refugee Children in Crisis. Al Jazeera Magazine: Natural born stateless - Press Office. At the beginning of 2013, more than 45 million people had been forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of armed conflict, violence and human rights violations, and the number is rising every day.

Al Jazeera Magazine: Natural born stateless - Press Office

Human rights are the best weapon to combat hunger, report says. By Mark Tran, The GuardianWednesday, September 26, 2012 7:50 EDT A report by civil society groups says it is impossible to tackle the causes of hunger if existing power relations remain untouched Human rights are the most powerful tool to ensure efforts against hunger and malnutrition tackle structural causes and are not reduced to short-term strategies, civil society groups said in a report published on Tuesday.

Human rights are the best weapon to combat hunger, report says

Who Decides About Global Food and Nutrition? – Strategies to Regain Control argues that it is impossible to combat the causes of hunger while keeping existing power relations untouched. “Food and power are related. The report expresses particular concern about the increasing influence and control of agribusinesses and financial companies over food and nutrition. Human rights. Gary McKinnon will not be extradited, Theresa May announces. The home secretary, Theresa May, defied the American authorities on Tuesday by halting the extradition of British computer hacker Gary McKinnon, a decision criticised by the US state department but welcomed with delight by campaigners and politicians across parties in the UK.

Gary McKinnon will not be extradited, Theresa May announces

Special Coverage on Conflict Minerals. Jump to: Overview | Current Policy | Solutions | Campaigns & Programs Your mobile phone, your computer, your portable music player, and your gaming system all fuel fighting in eastern Congo.

Special Coverage on Conflict Minerals

Take Action Now » Overview Armed groups earn hundreds of millions of dollars every year by trading conflict minerals. These minerals are in all our electronics devices. The Price of Precious. The first child soldier pops out of the bush clutching an AK-47 assault rifle in one hand and a handful of fresh marijuana buds in the other.

The Price of Precious

The kid, probably 14 or 15, has this big, goofy, mischievous grin on his face, like he’s just stolen something—which he probably has—and he’s wearing a ladies’ wig with fake braids dangling down to his shoulders. Within seconds his posse materializes from the thick, green leaves all around us, about ten other heavily armed youngsters dressed in ratty camouflage and filthy T-shirts, dropping down from the sides of the jungle and blocking the red dirt road in front of us. Our little Toyota truck is suddenly swarmed and immobilized by a four-and-a-half-foot-tall army. This is on the road to Bavi, a rebel-controlled gold mine on the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s wild eastern edge. The mine in the Bavi area is a perfect example. “Sigara! When we get to Bavi, we sit down with the village elders and talk gold.

He burps—loudly. Conflict Minerals. Organ Gangs Force Poor to Sell Kidneys for Desperate Israelis. Aliaksei Yafimau shudders at the memory of the burly thug who threatened to kill his relatives.

Organ Gangs Force Poor to Sell Kidneys for Desperate Israelis

Yafimau, who installs satellite television systems in Babrujsk, Belarus, answered an advertisement in 2010 offering easy money to anyone willing to sell a kidney. He saw it as a step toward getting out of poverty. Slavery: A 21st Century Evil. Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Source: United Nations Department of Public Information. OHCHR Report 2010. Obama bans U.S. entry for suspected human rights violators. Groups Hail Obama's Order for Mass Atrocities Board - IPS ipsnews.net. Human Rights. HumanRightsWatch.

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