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The Most Absurd Human Rights Violations (136): Gang-Raped and Killed While Looking For a Place to Defecate

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(source) A few days ago, two Indian girls were gang-raped and murdered while looking for a toilet or somewhere private to defecate in the open. Those two cousins, just 14 and 16 years old, had left their homes in the Indian village of Katra, in Uttar Pradesh, because they had no toilet at home. They were never to return, found hanging from a [mango] tree after being brutally attacked. (source) Villagers gathered around the tree and […]

The Most Absurd Human Rights Violations (135): Arrested For Overdue Library Book

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A Texas man … was arrested for failing to return an overdue library. … In October [2013], police were called to Enck’s Copperas Cove, Texas, apartment on an unrelated disturbance charge, but arrested Enck after finding a past warrant for an unreturned GED study guide. He was released on a $200 bond, then requested time-served. Enck, who has since returned the book, said he couldn’t bring it back initially because he was in prison. He checked it […]

The Most Absurd Human Rights Violations (134): 10 Year Old Rape Victim Prevented From Aborting Twins

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A 10-year-old girl [not in the image above] who is pregnant with twins after she was raped by a neighbour has been forced to continue with her pregnancy after human rights campaigners lost their fight to secure a legal route to abortion. The plight of the girl, who is five months pregnant and lives in Ziguinchor in the south [of Senegal], highlights the heavy cost women and children are paying for a Napoleonic law on abortion that is still in […]

The Most Absurd Human Rights Violations (133): Egypt Industrializes the Death Penalty

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(source) Egypt today [Monday, March 24, 2014] sentenced 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death for their roles in violent riots in Minya, in Upper Egypt, last August. The riots broke out following a crackdown on sit-ins in support of ousted president Mohammed Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood leader, which left hundreds of supporters dead. The Minya riots left one police officer dead – a crime all 529 defendants are accused of. (source) And it’s not just […]

The Most Absurd Human Rights Violations (132): The Difference Between Life and Death is One IQ Point

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For Freddie Lee Hall, a difference of one IQ point could be the difference between life and death. Hall, 68, has been on the US state of Florida’s death row for 35 years for his involvement in the 1978 murder and sexual assault of a pregnant woman and the related murder of a deputy sheriff. Despite finding that Hall had been “mentally retarded” his entire life, a state trial court sentenced him to death by lethal injection. Today, the […]