Human Rights

Local Oakland Bar, SomaR, Announces Ticket Holder Drink Discounts

Local Oakland bar, SomaR Bar, teams up with The Fox Theater and The Paramount Theater by offering drink discounts to ticket holders. A show of a ticket will get you two glasses of wine or beer for the price of one, or $2 off a specialty cocktail.

Whether it’s with a group of friends, or a date, for the show of a ticket you can get drink discounts at Oakland’s SomaR Bar.

Global: Schools No Havens in War Zones

Governments Should Outlaw Attacks on, and Military Use of, Education Sites

Schoolchildren sit in a makeshift classroom in the courtyard of the Birhni Middle School. The school was bombed by Maoist guerillas on December 27, 2009. Maoist guerillas have been responsible for several attacks on public schools and other government buildings in this district, harming access to education to thousands of children. Birhni, Aurangabad district, Bihar State.
© 2010 Moises Saman/Magnum Photos for Human Rights Watch

Bahrain: Systematic Attacks on Medical Providers

Stop Targeting Medics, Patients, Health Facilities

Masked soldiers in a hallway at the Salmaniya Medical Complex after military and security forces occupied the hospital on March 16, 2011.

SRI LANKA: Northerners go to the polls

Security has been beefed up ahead of the polls

UN urges authorities in Gaza to reconsider dissolution of youth group

Maxwell Gaylard, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory

Syria: Ban speaks out as violence continues to escalate

Protesters in Homs, Syria

INDONESIA: Ahmadiyah community faces ongoing discrimination

An interview with Zaenuda Ikhwanul Aziz from the Indonesian Ahmadiyah Community (JAI) published by the Asian Human Rights Commission regarding the situation faced by Ahmadis in Indonesia..


Baltimore City Police Officer and Four Others Indicted in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

Police Officer Allegedly Distributed Heroin to a Co-Conspirator in the Police Station Parking Lot

A federal grand jury has indicted Baltimore City Police Officer Daniel Redd, age 41, of Baltimore, Maryland, and four others on drug and gun charges. The indictment was returned on July 7, 2011 and unsealed today upon the arrest of Redd and the remaining defendants: Abdul Zakaria, aka “Tamim Mamah,” age 34, of Owings Mills; Shanel Stallings, aka “Bit,”age 32, of Baltimore; Dyrell Garrett, aka “D,”age 33, of Randallstown, Maryland; and Malik Jones, age 40, of Owings Mills, Maryland.

Former United States Probation Officer Sentenced to 10 Years

Mark J. Walker Violated the Civil Rights of Five Female Offenders Under His Supervision

Mark John Walker, 52, of Eugene, Oregon, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge Ralph R. Beistline, who is a visiting judge from Alaska, to 10 years in prison for violating five victims’ constitutional rights to bodily integrity while acting under color of law. Walker engaged in sexual contact or aggravated sexual abuse with female offenders who were under his direct supervision as a federal probation officer from 2006 to 2009.

Linden Man Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison in Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice

United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that Stephen J. Johnson, 62, of Linden, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Oliver W. Wanger to 21 months in prison for conspiring to obstruct justice, four counts of perjury before a federal grand jury, and two counts of making false statements to the FBI.