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70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

News, Politics
Monday, December 10 marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and with it a chance to celebrate the advancements made because of the landmark document. Many took to social media on Monday, sharing photos, videos and threads reflecting on how far we’ve come in the area of human rights, as well as the ways in people’s rights are still violated today. The History of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights The document was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948, in the aftermath of both world wars. The Universal Declaration marked the first time that nations came together and agreed on a comprehensive set of absolute human rights. The declaration encompassed rights which the diverse council who drafted it believed each
Chelsea Manning’s release petition hits White House threshold with 100,000 signatures

Chelsea Manning’s release petition hits White House threshold with 100,000 signatures

DontUse, International, News, ReportingWeek2, Uncategorized
A petition to commute whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s 37-year prison sentence has received over 100,000 signatures, hitting the target needed to prompt a response from the White House. Manning, a former United States Army soldier whose leak of classified files lead to the exposure of human rights abuses by the US Army, including the death of two Reuters reporters, is in her eighth year of incarceration. By surpassing the 100, 000 signature threshold, the petition, created on November 14, could expect a response from the White House within 60 days. Manning, who has spent more time in imprisonment than any whistleblower in US history, tweeted: "We did it! Thank you so much for your love and support. =)”. The petition mentioned that Manning had been incarcerated in "unlawful, unusuall
UN’s panel declares Julian Assange “arbitrarily detained.”

UN’s panel declares Julian Assange “arbitrarily detained.”

DontUse, News
Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, is arbitrarily held in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, the UN’s Group on Arbitrary Detention said earlier on Thursday. Mr Assange took asylum in the embassy in 2012, after Sweden issued an international warrant for sexual abuse. He has always said the sexual abuse was a pretext to extradite him to the U.S. The real reason, in his words, was the reveal of top-secret files in the Wikileaks affair. The UN panel, whose work will be published on Friday, states: “Mr Assange has been deprived of his liberty in an arbitrary manner for an unacceptable length of time.” Mr Assange’s lawyers instantly asked the UK to respect the sentence, unless legally unbinding, and free their assisted. The UN Human Rights account also tweeted a video explaining