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    Ebrahim Raisi, the head of Iran’s judiciary and the country’s incoming president, defended his role in mass executions in 1988 at a press conference Monday, telling journalists that he was a “defender of human rights.” The Times of Israel reported: Judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi described himself as a “defender of human rights” when asked about his involvement in the 1988 mass...
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    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- For Pride Month, Eyewitness Newsmakers focused on social issues and legislation affecting the LGBTQ community.Guests were Alphonso David, president of the Human Rights Campaign and Tori Cooper, from the Human Rights Campaign Transgender Justice Initiative. The HRC is the world's largest LGBTQ rights organization. They spoke on Newsmakers via Zoom from Washington, D.C.This week, the Department...
                      by Ailan Evans  The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Nestle USA and Cargill could not be sued for alleged human rights abuses that occurred overseas. The plaintiffs, six Mali citizens enslaved as children on Ivory Coast cocoa farms supplying the food giants, sued Nestle and Cargill for damages, alleging the companies had...
    Global leaders have continued to move forward, seeking a nuclear deal with Iran even as the newly-elected Iranian President is under sanctions by the United States for human rights violations, The Associated Press (AP) reported. Closed-door nuclear talks are currently taking place at the “Grand Hotel Vienna” in Austria between Iran and global powers to try to restore the 2015...
    ABC News’ Rachel Scott looked back on the impact from her effort to hold Vladimir Putin accountable during his press conference in Geneva. George Stephanopoulos had Scott on his Sunday panel for ABC’s This Week, and he complimented her for confronting Putin over Russia’s human rights abuses and targeting of political dissidents. Stephanopoulos noted, however, that Putin “seemed to relish...
    The North Korean mission to the United Nations is located in a Manhattan office building at 820 Second Avenue, just one block from the U.N. Now, there are growing calls to change the building's address to: 820 "Otto Warmbier Way." New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's backing for the honorary street name has prompted an outpouring of bipartisan support...
    (CNN)Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline judiciary chief with a brutal human rights record, has won Iran's controversial presidential election, according to preliminary results announced by the interior ministry Saturday.Raisi, who is currently under US sanctions, emerged as the frontrunner after an election supervisory body barred all of his serious rivals from the race. Analysts described the vote as the country's most...
    The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Nestle USA and Cargill could not be sued for alleged human rights abuses that occurred overseas. The plaintiffs, six Mali citizens enslaved as children on Ivory Coast cocoa farms supplying the food giants, sued Nestle and Cargill for damages, alleging the companies had aided and profited from child labor. The court ruled the corporations could...
    Garry Kasparov, chairman of the Human Rights Foundation, former World Chess Champion and staunch critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, mocked President Joe Biden’s decision to hold a summit with Putin in Geneva, Switzerland. WATCH: Russian pro-democracy activist Garry Kasparov says President Bidens meeting with President Putin gave Putin a larger [email protected]: "The only good news about the meeting, the summit, it...
    Russian leader Vladimir Putin mocked America’s human rights record during a press conference Wednesday following his meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden by referring to the continued existence of the Guantánamo Bay detention facility, “secret CIA prisons,” and alleged assassinations of U.S. political leaders. Putin was responding to a reporter who noted, “Americans are continuously using this rhetoric of political...
    Russian President Vladimir Putin referred to the Black Lives Matter movement at his press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, on Wednesday to deflect questions from journalists about human rights abuses in his country. Putin made the comment as he answered reporters’ questions after a summit with President Joe Biden. The two leaders met face-to-face for two hours, and the overall meeting...
    Russian President Vladimir Putin deflected when pressed about human rights in the country, instead opting to bring up issues within the U.S., such as shootings and CIA prisons. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met for a little over two and a half hours Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland. It was their first meeting since Biden took office as...
    Florida’s Republican Senator Rick Scott says that NBC should demand that the International Olympic Committee remove the 2022 Olympic Games from China over its human rights abuse outrages, especially its treatment of its Uyghur Muslim minority. “NBC’s own reporting has detailed the horrors faced by Uyghurs in Xinjiang and the genocide being committed against them by the government of Communist...
    GENEVA — President Joe Biden says he stressed human rights issues in his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. That includes the cases of two Americans who Biden says are “wrongfully imprisoned” in Russia. Biden also says he’ll continue to raise concerns about cases like Alexei Navalny, the jailed leader of the Russian opposition to Putin. Biden adds that he’ll...
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    Following his meeting in Geneva with President Joe Biden, Russian leader Vladimir Putin faced a number of tough questions during his post-summit news conference. CNN’s Matthew Chance began by asking about the tone of Putin’s conversation with Biden, but his questions for Putin quickly became a lot more pointed. Did you commit to ceasing carrying out cyberattacks on the United...
    Russian President Vladimir Putin took a dig at the United States when pressed on his human rights record and asked whether he fears opposition leader Alexei Navalny, saying Trump supporters storming the Capitol shows abuses also occur in the U.S. "As for who is killing whom and throwing whom in jail," Putin said Wednesday through translators after being grilled by...
    Vladimir Putin said there was no hostility in his meeting with Joe Biden on Wednesday, but reacted angerly when questioned about human rights violations, turning it into attacks on gun violence in America. 'You don't have time to open your mouth and you're shot dead,' he said, referring to mass shootings in the United States. 'Look at American streets. People...
    Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared to blame the crime problem in the United States on President Joe Biden, during a solo press conference in Geneva, Switzerland following the first summit between the two world leaders. The rather stunning moment came after a Russian journalist asked Putin about whether the summit included any conversations about human rights—in particular, prisoners in Russia—and...
    Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) on Tuesday urged NBC to demand that China be removed as host of the 2022 winter Olympics over the country’s reported treatment of Uyghur Muslims. “NBC’s own reporting has detailed the horrors faced by Uyghurs in Xinjiang and the genocide being committed against them by the government of Communist China,” Scott said.  “Yet this American network...
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    Switzerland has voted to increase state powers to monitor potential terrorists, which will allow police to watch over children as young as twelve for signs of potential terrorist activity. The new powers were part of a number of referendum initiatives voted on in Switzerland on Sunday and secured 57 per cent support to allow police to expand their ability to...
    China’s embassy in London accused the United States of having “sinister intentions” in response to a G7 statement that called attention to Beijing’s human rights abuses. The G7 issued a communique Sunday critical of China’s actions in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Taiwan and called for a transparent investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement released Monday...
    China on Monday accused G7 leaders of 'slander' after they vowed to investigate the origins and Covid-19 and take a harder line on Beijing's human rights abuses in a joint statement.  The statement scolded Beijing over a range of issues as a gross interference in the country's internal affairs, and urged the grouping to stop slandering China.  The G7 leaders...
    The leaders of the Group of Seven countries called for a new investigation into COVID-19's origins in China, issuing a communique urging a renewed effort by global health authorities to probe the circumstances surrounding the emergence of the coronavirus. The group called for a "timely, transparent, expert-led, and science-based WHO-convened Phase 2 COVID-19 Origins study including, as recommended by the...
    Concerns Mount Over Looming Surge in Bankruptcy as COVID Medical Debt Soars Israels new prime minister, COVID-19 deaths, Biden heads to Brussels: 5 things to know Monday China has accused the G7 of political interference and slander after the Group of Seven leaders released their final communique and called on Beijing to respect human rights. © Brendan SMIALOWSKI/Getty Images...
    China's embassy in London on Monday responded to a joint statement issued by leaders at the G-7 summit in Cornwall, England, and said these countries should be focused on cooperation not "harming" its interest.  "We urge the United States and other members of the G-7 to respect the facts, understand the situation, stop slandering China, stop interfering in  China’s internal...
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    President Joe Biden said Sunday he did not want to hold a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin because he wasn't interested in a 'contest' after he raises serious issues with his counterpart. 'This is not a contest about who can do better in front of a press conference or try to embarrass each other,' Biden said at...
    Brussels (CNN)World leaders attending the Group of Seven summit issued a call for a new study into the origins of Covid-19, including in China, after an initial report was deemed lacking because Beijing had refused to cooperate.They also agreed to speak out against human rights abuses in China, a matter that had been hotly debated behind closed doors over the...
    Leaders who met for their final day at the G7 in Cornwall issued a final communique where they called on China to respect 'fundamental freedoms' and called for a 'science-based' probe of the origins of the coronavirus. The text of the communique included a detailed passage on China, after haggling between member nations over how far to push Beijing.  'We...
    Leaders who met for their final day at the G7 in Cornwall have reached a consensus on calling out human rights abuses in a special communique – but it is not yet clear that it will mention China by name. Leaders attending the summit have made contending with China's economic ambitions and countering its human rights practices a prime focus,...
    Chinese and U.S. diplomats on Friday had a heated phone call in which they discussed recent issues that have stoked the most division between the countries.  “Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke by phone with Chinese Communist Party Politburo Member and Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission Yang Jiechi today,” the State Department said. The most intense exchanges...
    BEIJING - Top U.S. and Chinese diplomats appear to have had another sharply worded exchange, with Beijing saying it told the U.S. to cease interfering in its internal affairs and accusing Washington of politicizing the search for the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic. Senior Chinese foreign policy adviser Yang Jiechi and Secretary of State Antony Blinken held a phone...
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    Facial recognition technology (FRT) has become more normalized and popular over the years. While it may seem fun and maybe even harmless when it’s a matter of suggesting someone tag in a photo, unlocking a phone, or sorting pictures into digital albums based on the people in them. However, this technology is actually much more sinister and can have dire...
    The left-wing Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is suing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for signing legislation that protects female athletes from unfair competition with biological men who consider themselves transgender women. The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act makes joining sports teams based on biological sex instead of “gender identity.”  “Girls are going to play girls sports, and boys are going to...
    Washington (CNN)The United States, in coordination with allies, will impose new sanctions on Belarus "soon," US Ambassador to Belarus Julie Fisher said Tuesday.The US envoy to Minsk -- who has been denied a visa to take up her post there -- said the Biden administration is working with partners like Canada, the European Union and the United Kingdom "on new...
    Republican Colorado Rep. Ken Buck sent a letter Tuesday to Apple CEO Tim Cook detailing the company’s human rights record and incidents over the last year and calling for clarification on allegations linking Apple to forced labor in China. Buck asked Cook in the letter first obtained by the Daily Caller about his July 29, 2020 testimony before the House...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A new ranking lists Pittsburgh as the #1 city for LGBTQ+ home buyers. According to Realtor.com, Pittsburgh ranks above a number of other major cities when comparing their levels of being gay-friendly as well as being affordable. The criteria that went into ranking the cities included: a 100 ranking on the Human...
    Animals hold such an ironic place in our consciousness. They are simultaneously so much easier to love than other human beings, and so much easier to discard. I think it boils down to fear: we may fear meeting a bear in the woods, but we don’t fear learning to understand the bear, firstly because it is more difficult to do...
    WASHINGTON - The United States will stand with its European allies against Russia, President Joe Biden has promised ahead of the first face-to-face meeting with Vladimir Putin of his administration.    Biden will head to Europe Wednesday and is set to attend both the G-7 and NATO summits as well as holding a high-stakes meeting with the Russian leader in...
    China’s state-run Global Times on Wednesday heaped disdain on U.S. President Joe Biden’s speech on the Tulsa Race Massacre, sneering that “white supremacy” is “carved in [America’s] genes” and has produced everything from “race massacres in the colonial era” to U.S. “geopolitical tactics in modern times.” The editorial was solidly in sync with China’s new, and thus far successful, tactic...
    A large coalition of advocacy groups focused on civil and human rights are pushing to ban the police from using facial recognition technology that they say could create an Orwellian surveillance state. Over 40 organizations, including civil rights groups, universities, and government and technology accountability organizations, including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the American Civil...
    (CNN)So far this year, according to legislative tracker Freedom for all Americans, 22 state legislatures have considered bills to prohibit or impede transgender youth from accessing gender-affirming care. Last month, the US Supreme Court announced it would hear a case on a controversial Mississippi law that challenges the right to abortion established by Roe v. Wade. And in April, a...
    Appearing Wednesday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Human Rights Campaign president Alphonso David announced the organization will sue the state of Florida after Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed legislation designed to protect women’s sports. A transcript is as follows: MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Let’s talk about a lawsuit. State of Florida. What’s going on? ALPHONSO DAVID: Yesterday, Governor DeSantis signed a bill into law...