Yemen: Coalition’s Blocking Aid, Fuel Endangers Civilians — Human Rights Watch Org’s Video

Houthi-Saleh Obstruction Heightens Crisis The Saudi-led coalition’s restrictions on imports to Yemen have worsened the dire humanitarian situation of Yemeni civilians, Human Rights Watch said today. The restrictions, in violation of international humanitarian law, have delayed and diverted fuel tankers, closed a critical port, and stopped life-saving goods for the population from entering seaports controlled…

Opinion: Modi’s India is a bad example for Kashmiris — Deutsche welle de

For almost a year, New Delhi has been trying to pacify angry protesters in Kashmir. DW’s Shamil Shams says an intolerant India under PM Modi’s leadership cannot bring the disgruntled Kashmiri youth under its fold. Since July last year, Indian authorities have been trying to quell unrest in the Kashmir valley. They have used their…

Some sad stories of Palestinians under Israel occupation written by B’Tselem (The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories)

UN report is a reminder: Over 1.5 million people live in the Gaza Strip. It is not a battlefield The UN report on the 2014 Gaza conflict rejects Israeli government and military officials’ view of what is permissible in combat in densely populated areas. The UN commission’s premise differs from that of these officials, seeing…

Palestine UN envoy demands justice over Israel child abuse — Press TV

The Palestinian envoy to the United Nations (UN) has submitted an open letter to the UN Security Council, demanding justice over the Israeli regime’s persisting violations and abuse against Palestinian children. Arrest and kidnap of Palestinian children is among daily Israel abuses against Palestinian communities in occupied territories. (File photo)   “Every single day and…

In Latest Vindication of Snowden, Court Rules UK Mass Surveillance Illegal — Common Dreams org

‘We must not allow agencies to continue justifying mass surveillance programmes using secret interpretations of secret laws,’ said Privacy International director Eric King. The Investigatory Powers Tribunal found on Friday that the British intelligence agency GCHQ violated human rights laws by spying on citizens and sharing information with the NSA. (Photo: Stefano Bertolotti/flickr/cc) In the…

B’Tselem (Israeli Information Center for Human Rights): Israel wants to have its cake and eat it too when it comes to Geneva Convention

Israeli authorities blatantly breach the Convention, yet benefit from membership in the club of nations that have signed it The village Um al-‘Kheir, in the Southern Hebron Hills, with the Carmel settlement in the background. Photo: Keren Manor, activestills.org, 10 March 2011. The High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Convention held a conference today. In…