Posts Tagged Human rights and civil liberties

Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis

A woman walks past a poster of animation "Assassination Classroom" in Tokyo, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood - or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria - have been cut out. Some anime and other entertainment programs are altering, canceling or postponing episodes violating those sensitivities - typical of the kind of self-restraint shown here to avoid controversy. The following day, broadcaster Fuji Television Network canceled an episode of the animation, citing "inappropriate material given the current situation." (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

TOKYO (AP) — Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood — or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria — have been omitted. Some anime and other entertainment programs are altering, canceling or postponing episodes violating those sensitivities — typical of the kind of self-restraint shown here to avoid controversy.

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Amal Clooney on legal team in Armenian genocide case

Geoffrey Robertson, left, and Amal Clooney, members of a legal team representing Armenia, arrive at the European Court of Human rights in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015. Clooney, the wife of George Clooney, is among the lawyers arguing at the European Court of Human Rights against a Turkish man convicted in Switzerland for denying the 1915 Armenian genocide. Armenia, which argues that denying the genocide should be a crime as denying the Holocaust is in many European countries, is challenging a decision that ruled the man’s right to free expression was violated. (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Lawyer Amal Clooney went before Europe’s top human rights court Wednesday to argue against a man convicted of denying the 1915 Armenian genocide.

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Arkansas legend Broyles inspires push for publicity law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The offers to license Frank Broyles’ name came in as soon as the Arkansas football legend retired last year, from Broyles books to Broyles tailgating grills and Broyles pre-cooked meat.

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