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US judge: Boy, 14, shouldn’t have been executed

George Stinney Jr.

More than 70 years after the state of South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair after the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out his conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

CIA medics aided, complained about tactics

John Brennan

From the early stages of the CIA’s coercive interrogations of terror detainees, the agency’s health professionals were intimately involved.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

NY court rules: Chimps don’t have same rights as humans

Chimps Legal Rights

ALBANY, New York–A chimpanzee is not entitled to the rights of a human and does not have to be freed by its owner, a New York appeals court ruled Thursday. The three-judge Appellate Division panel was unanimous in denying “legal personhood” to Tommy, which lives alone in a cage. A trial-level court had previously denied […]

Posted: December 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Gawking chasm’ in PH human rights


The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Tuesday called on all sectors of the bureaucracy to draw up policies that would promote a culture of human rights, from the national government down to the barangays (villages).

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Cops can’t beat up suspects–Pimentel

Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III

Should crime suspects be tortured even if they hurt police officers?

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »