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According to Traveller 24, Kuwait is going to become the first nation in the world to conduct total mandatory DNA tagging, which applies both to their own population and tourists.  Read more: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160424/1038511182/Kuwait-DNA-Test-Everyone-Including-Tourists.html#ixzz475sUjkA5

Kuwait to DNA Test Everyone, Including Tourists. No exceptions

Dad Learns That Unborn Twin 'Fathered' His Son "That was kind of a eureka moment.

A 24-year-old female resident lies with her wrist and ankle chained to a platform bed at Bina Lestari healing center in Brebes, Central Java. After her husband abandoned her and her 5 year-old daughter to marry someone else, she began to experience depres

A female resident lies with her wrist and ankle chained to a platform bed at Bina Lestari healing center in Brebes, Central Java. After her husband abandoned her and her 5 year-old daughter to marry someone else, she began to experience depres

The NSW laws give police excessive new powers to stop, search and detain protesters and seize property as well as to shut down peaceful protests that obstruct traffic. They expand the offence of "interfering" with a mine, which carries a penalty of up to seven years' jail, to cover coal seam gas exploration and extraction sites.  Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/nsw-antiprotest-laws-are-part-of-a-corrosive-national-trend-20160321-gno10h.html#ixzz444U7Zjtd  Follow us: @smh on Twitter…

Governments across Australia are eroding some of the vital foundations of our democracy, from protest rights to press freedom, to entrench their own power and that of vested business interests.

US Prosecutors Didn't Charge Police Officers in 96 Percent of Alleged Civil Rights Violations in the Past 20 Years | VICE News

US Prosecutors Didn't Charge Police Officers in 96 Percent of Alleged Civil Rights Violations in the Past 20 Years

US Prosecutors Didn't Charge Police Officers in 96 Percent of Alleged Civil Rights Violations in the Past 20 Years | VICE News

The Baird government’s new laws to “crack down” on civil disobedience were unveiled in the NSW Parliament this afternoon, and experts are warning that they could substantially curtail the general right to protest and unnecessarily increase already vast police powers. In his second reading speech, Energy and Resources Minister Anthony Roberts said that Baird was delivering on aMore

Backing Big Business, Western Australia Is About To Criminalise Protest - New Matilda

Philip Ruddock's time in public life has been devoted to undermining human rights. His appointment as an envoy on the issue is ludicrous.

Ruddock's record on rights makes a joke of his retirement gig - Crikey

Australia was once an outpost of “rascals and outlaws” but will soon adjust to the shifting realities of power, says a Chinese state-owned newspaper, which also has called Foreign Minister Julie Bishop a "complete fool". “Australia's history is not short of records of human rights infringement on the Aboriginal population,” said the Global Times, China’s most popular tabloid, in an editorial published in the newspaper’s English and Chinese editions on Monday.

Australia was once an outpost of “rascals and outlaws” but will soon adjust to the shifting realities of power, says a Chinese state-owned .

David Hicks: Australia violated his rights, UN human rights committee says Jailing of former Guantánamo Bay inmate as part of transfer agreement with US came despite the fact his sentence was result of a ‘flagrant denial of justice’

David Hicks: Australia violated his rights, UN human rights committee says

David Hicks: Australia violated his rights, UN human rights committee says Jailing of former Guantánamo Bay inmate as part of transfer agreement with US came despite the fact his sentence was result of a ‘flagrant denial of justice’

Data retention laws: Turnbull appoints ex-judges to defend journalists in secret court hearings ‘Public interest advocates’ will act on journalists’ behalf when government agencies seek access to their phone and internet records

Data retention laws: Turnbull appoints ex-judges to defend journalists in secret court hearings

Data retention laws: Turnbull appoints ex-judges to defend journalists in secret court hearings ‘Public interest advocates’ will act on journalists’ behalf when government agencies seek access to their phone and internet records

Just what is the Attorney-General up to in his taxpayer-funded position? Look, his office would be happy to tell us, but it's just too much damn work.

Your metadata fair game, but Brandis' own off limits - Crikey

David Cameron has been urged to "come clean" over the role the UK Government played in voting Saudi Arabia on to the UN Human Rights Council in an alleged secret deal.  The Saudi Government executed 47 people on Saturday causing outrage across the Middle East and sparking renewed concerns over its human rights record.

Government urged to reveal its role in getting Saudi Arabia a UN human rights role

An extraordinary number of Australian laws now infringe basic democratic standards, but we hardly bat an eyelid.

Tony Abbott will recontest his seat of Warringah.

UK and Saudi Arabia 'in secret deal' over human rights council place Leaked documents suggest vote-trading deal was conducted to enable nations to secure a seat at UN’s influential body

UK and Saudi Arabia 'in secret deal' over human rights council place

Revealed: how UK targets Saudis for top contracts


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