Posts Tagged Human rights and civil liberties

Former Zenit player accuses club of racial discrimination

MOSCOW (AP) — A former Zenit St. Petersburg youth player says the Russian soccer club froze him out because he was black.

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2 ex-Dixie State women’s basketball players sue school

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Two former Dixie State University women’s basketball players are accusing the college of racial, sexual and religious discrimination in a federal lawsuit.

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Tom Stoppard calls it a ‘frightening time’ for free speech

In this Sept. 4, 2012 file photo, British playwright Tom Stoppard poses as he arrives for the world premiere of "Anna Karenina," in London. Stoppard is to accept the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award, the highest honor bestowed by the American chapter of the global human-rights organization of writers and editors. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Tom Stoppard said he will accept PEN’s highest award next month in New York to help put a spotlight on a “frightening time” for free expression.

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