Shariah court in Indonesia sentences gay couple to caning
International News / Middle East

Shariah court in Indonesia sentences gay couple to caning

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — An Islamic Shariah court in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province has sentenced two gay men to public caning for the first time, further undermining the country’s moderate image after a top Christian politician was imprisoned for blasphemy. The court, whose sentencing Wednesday coincided with International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, said … Continue reading

Germany deplores migrant camp abuse in Libya
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Germany deplores migrant camp abuse in Libya

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Europe’s migrant influx (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Germany says the human rights situation in Libya is “catastrophic,” with migrants heading for Europe bearing the brunt of abuse. A report Sunday by German weekly Welt am Sonntag quoted an internal Foreign Ministry memo describing how migrants face torture and … Continue reading

Imagining Cuba’s human rights situation after Fidel Castro
Latin America & the Caribbean

Imagining Cuba’s human rights situation after Fidel Castro

HAVANA (AP) — He overthrew a strongman, brought his country free health care and education, and enlisted Cubans in what he called fights for freedom from Central America to South Africa. Fidel Castro also maintained a steel grip at home, jailing dissidents and gays, controlling freedom of travel and expression and declaring virtually any activity … Continue reading

UN human rights chief: Trump would be ‘dangerous’ if elected
Politics

UN human rights chief: Trump would be ‘dangerous’ if elected

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump would be “dangerous from an international point of view” if he is elected, the U.N. human rights chief said Wednesday, defiantly doubling down on his recent expression of concerns about “populist demagogues” that prompted a rebuke from Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations. In a broad-ranging … Continue reading

Mexico’s top police chief out after execution allegations
Latin America & the Caribbean

Mexico’s top police chief out after execution allegations

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president dismissed the chief of the federal police force Monday,Aug. 29, less than two weeks after the country’s human rights commission released a scathing report alleging federal police “executed arbitrarily” at least 22 suspected drug cartel members during a raid on a ranch. Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said … Continue reading