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Israeli forces demolish a building with bulldozers in Wadi al-Hummus neighborhood of Sur Baher region of East Jerusalem on July 22, 2019. (Photo: Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) News
Trump State Department Plan to Declare Human Rights Groups 'Anti-Semitic' Slammed as 'Desperate,' 'Obscene'
The designation would target humanitarian organizations including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Oxfam, sources said.
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The Trump administration on Wednesday announced sanctions targeting International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and Phakiso Mochochoko, the court's prosecution jurisdiction division director. (Photo: ICC) News
'Full Frontal Attack on Rule of Law': Trump Sanctions Top ICC Officials Probing US War Crimes in Afghanistan
Human rights advocates blasted the move as "another brazen attack against international justice" that "is designed to do what this administration does best—bully and intimidate."
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens during a cabinet meeting in the East Room of the White House on May 19, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) News
Pompeo Panel Pushes 'Radical, Isolationist, Anti-Rights, Anti-Scientific, Religious Agenda' With Human Rights Report
"The U.S. State Department's effort to cherry-pick rights in order to deny some their human rights is a dangerous political stunt that could spark a race to the bottom by human rights-abusing governments around the world."
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President Donald Trump makes a statement with Attorney General William Barr in the Rose Garden of the White House on July 11, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) News
Report Exposes Trump DOJ's Secretive Efforts in Obtaining Drugs to Resume Federal Executions
"It built a secret supply chain for the lethal drugs so that participating companies wouldn't face public pressure to have nothing to do with this barbarity."
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People stand in line for free HIV test during an International Condom Day event in Kiev organized by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) on Feb. 13, 2019. Ukraine had the second largest HIV epidemic in Europe last year. (Photo: Pavlo Conchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) News
Undermining Human Rights and Global Fight Against HIV/AIDS, Supreme Court Affirms Anti-Prostitution Pledge
Critics called the ruling "a step back for human rights and public health."
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Then President-elect Alejandro Giammattei speaks during a interview with AFP in Guatemala City on August 12, 2019. News
Guatemalan Leader Blasts Trump Admin's "Contaminated" Deportation Flights as Rights Groups Say Expulsions Show "Reckless Disregard" for Rights and Health
"Guatemala is an ally to the United States, the United States is not an ally to Guatemala," said President Alejandro Giammattei.
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Healthcare Providers at Iran's Top Cancer Hospital Say Crippling Trump Sanctions Are Affecting Patients
"I don't know really if the target of the sanctions are the politicians or our patients. We are dealing with cancer here and cancer doesn't stop, so we cannot stop."
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'Stop This Sale': 11 NGO Leaders at Davos Warn Against Pending Private Equity Takeover of .Org Domain
"The security of civil society should not be entrusted to private equity."
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'Antithesis of Justice': Five Saudi Kill Squad Members Sentenced to Death for Khashoggi Murder While Crown Prince Untouched
"Bottom line: the hit-men are guilty, sentenced to death. The masterminds not only walk free. They have barely been touched by the investigation and the trial."
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"Who's Next?" Israel Expels Human Rights Watch Director for Opposition to Illegal Israeli Settlements
"A government that expels a leading human rights investigator is not likely to stop its systematic oppression of Palestinians under occupation without much greater international pressure."
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