Cuba: Fidel Castro’s Record of Repression

Nov 27, 2016 by

from Human Rights Watch: During his nearly five decades of rule in Cuba, Fidel Castro built a repressive system that punished virtually all forms of dissent, a dark legacy that lives on even after his death. During Castro’s rule, thousands of Cubans were incarcerated in abysmal prisons, thousands...

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Bishops Tell Theresa May: Stop Ignoring Christian Persecution In Iran

Nov 18, 2016 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today: The former Bishop of Oxford John Pritchard was joined by MPs from different parties as well as members of the House of Lords. He joined MPs and Peers calling for an independent investigation of a massacre of political prisoners in Iran in 1988. In the summer of...

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Islam’s “Human Rights”

Nov 5, 2016 by

by Janet Tavakoli, Gatestone Institute: After witnessing the Islamic Republic of Iran violate human rights, adopt sharia law, persecute other religions, murder dissenters, and compel the judiciary to serve the Ministry of Intelligence, it seems clear that the worst thing that can happen to a free...

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A World Without God – 6 statements in Sally Phillips’ BBC doc that show us where we’re heading

Oct 8, 2016 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: Wow. How did this one get past the censors? It was incredible. And moving beyond words. What am I talking about? Sally Phillips most extraordinary documentary,A World without Down’s Syndrome, which screened on the BBC this week. Sally is well known as the TV comedy...

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The Christian origins of human rights

Sep 13, 2016 by

by Nick Spencer, Prospect Magazine: The notion of human rights has increasing political salience—but is it built on sturdy philosophical ground? Shami Chakrabarti’s book On Liberty ostensibly retells her “personal and political journey” as Director of Liberty, the Human Rights organisation. For...

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The liberal case for scrapping the Human Rights Act

Aug 27, 2016 by

by Luke Gittos, spiked online: Human rights do not protect our freedom – they limit it. The new justice secretary, Liz Truss, has announced that the government’s plan to scrap the Human Rights Act, and replace it with a British Bill of Rights, is still going ahead. Recently it was reported that...

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