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Indonesia to review anti-blasphemy laws

The Straits Times - 1 week ago
"We are concerned by (the) jail sentence for (the) Jakarta governor for alleged blasphemy against Islam," said UN Human Rights Asia in a tweet last Tuesday shortly after the hearing....

International rights groups express concerns following Ahok verdict

Jakarta Post - 2 weeks ago
International rights groups express concerns following Ahok verdict Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama waves upon arriving at the Cipinang detention center in East Jakarta on...

Justice Minister Responds to UN Call for Review of Blasphemy Law

Jakarta Globe - 2 weeks ago
Jakarta. The United Nations Human Rights Council has called on the Indonesian government to revise Article 156a of the Criminal Code on religious defamation, following this week's guilty verdict...

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Iraq investigating elite unit accused of human rights violations in Mosul campaign

Washington Post - 32 minutes ago
IRBIL, Iraq — The Iraqi government said it has begun an investigation into one of its elite police units amid allegations that security forces have committed human rights abuses, including torture,...

New strategies for tackling inequality with human rights

Open Democracy - 11 hours ago
Over the last several decades, the human rights community has secured a framework and an approach that has been embraced by a broad array of other movements, focused on everything from indigenous...

Does Trump Care About Human Rights?

POLITICO Magazine - 23 hours ago
Will there be a Trump human rights policy, or a blunt realpolitik approach that places human rights and democracy at—or outside—the margins of American foreign policy? President Donald...

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