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Pain and torture: state violence in Egypt

Pain and torture: state violence in Egypt

By Maged Mandour | ( OpenDemocracy.net) | - - The root of state violence and torture is not poor police training, nor a political decision that can be reversed, it is the…

5 Surprising Signs of Positive Change in 2016

Sarah van Gelder | (Yes! Magazine) The election divided the year into “before” and “after.” But there remain signs of hope for 2017. It was a year blown up by the election…
Iraq: ISIL Attacking Civilians in Mosul Retreat

Iraq: ISIL Attacking Civilians in Mosul Retreat

Human Rights Watch | - - Calls ‘Unbelievers’ Valid Targets (Erbil) – Fighters with the [so-called] Islamic State [Group} (also known as ISIL) have indiscriminately attacked civilian areas in eastern Mosul with…
Russia/Syria: War Crimes in Month of Bombing Aleppo

Russia/Syria: War Crimes in Month of Bombing Aleppo

Human Rights Watch (New York) – The Russian-Syrian coalition committed war crimes during a month-long aerial bombing campaign of opposition-controlled territory in Aleppo in September and October 2016. The Violations Documentation Center,…
Civilians in both Aleppos are Hurting

Civilians in both Aleppos are Hurting

By Hadeel al-Shalchi | (Human Rights Watch) | - - The small child cries hysterically on the hospital bed, covered in dust and blood. The video, posted by the pro-Syrian government news…