Tag Archives | human rights abuses

Syria Denounces UN Resolution as Death Toll Rises

Syria’s Foreign Ministry says a U.N. Human Rights Council resolution that accuses the country of “gross” and “systematic” human rights violations is “blatantly politicized.” The U.N. body passed the resolution on Friday and also agreed to appoint a special investigator to probe human rights abuses in Syria that could be linked to the government’s crackdown […]

UN Human Rights Council Condemns Syria

The U.N. Human Rights Council has strongly condemned “the continued widespread, systematic and gross violations of human rights” in Syria where the government is entering its ninth month of a bloody crackdown on dissenters. During an emergency session convened Friday in Geneva, the U.N. rights body overwhelmingly adopted a resolution that will establish a special […]

Clinton Makes Historic Visit to Burma

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Burma Wednesday for a historic visit.  Clinton’s trip is the first in half a century for a top U.S. diplomat and is in response to political and economic reforms by the military-dominated government. The secretary’s visit is the first visit by America’s top diplomat since Burma’s military […]

Clinton in S. Korea Ahead of Historic Burma Visit

United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has arrived in South Korea on the first leg of a two-nation tour that includes the first visit to Burma by a U.S. secretary of state in 50 years. Clinton meets Wednesday with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and attends the opening of a key international forum […]

Bradley Manning treatment in custody concerns MEPs

More than 50 members of the European parliament have signed an open letter to the US government raising concerns about the treatment of Bradley Manning, the US soldier in military detention for allegedly leaking classified US documents to the whistleblowing site WikiLeaks. The call on the US government comes before a pre-trial hearing – Manning’s […]

Honduras: America’s great foreign policy disgrace | Mark Weisbrot

Imagine that an opposition organiser were murdered in broad daylight in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador or Venezuela by masked gunmen, or kidnapped and murdered by armed guards of a well-known supporter of the government. It would be front page news in the New York Times, and all over the TV news. The US State Department would […]