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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… (READ MORE)

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Number of N.J. residents receiving food stamps doubled in last four years

November 29, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Number of N.J. residents receiving food stamps doubled in last four years 27 Nov 2011 The number of New Jersey residents receiving food stamps has doubled in the past four years and is at… (READ MORE)

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UN Investigator Calls On N. Korea to Improve Human Rights

The United Nations’ human rights investigator for North Korea is speaking out about the treatment of prisoners in the country, days after the General Assembly’s human rights committee adopted a resolution condemning the nation for its human rights policies. A… (READ MORE)

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At Least 13 Killed in Syrian Protest Violence

Human rights activists say Syrian forces have killed at least 13 people during anti-government protests around the country Friday, as the government faces new accusations that it may be guilty of “crimes against humanity.” The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights… (READ MORE)

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19 Killed as Syrian Opposition Sets General Strike

Syrian rights activists say at least 19 people were killed Thursday as government forces cracked down on opposition protesters and fought with army deserters in several parts of the country. The activists say 13 civilians were among those killed, mostly… (READ MORE)

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Human Rights Divides Commonwealth

Commonwealth leaders meeting in Australia are divided over the appointment of an independent commissioner for the rule of law and human rights across the group of former British colonies.   An internal review has recommended that the organization appoint an impartial… (READ MORE)

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