Category Archives: Human rights

Raymond Aubrac, 97, was involved in the French Resistance’s most romantic legend – and bitterest controversy

PARIS – Raymond Aubrac, who has died aged 97, was among the last surviving leaders of the French Resistance in the Second World War and central to the most celebrated, and controversial, incident in the history of the clandestine organisation.

Raymond Aubrac, 97, was involved in the French Resistance’s most romantic legend – and bitterest controversy

PARIS – Raymond Aubrac, who has died aged 97, was among the last surviving leaders of the French Resistance in the Second World War and central to the most celebrated, and controversial, incident in the history of the clandestine organisation.

Fang Lizhi’s speeches inspired student protesters at Tiananmen Square

TUCSON – Fang Lizhi, the Chinese academic and dissident who inspired the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, has died at the age of 76 in the US. Fang was labelled the “grand puppet-master” by the Communist regime, which blamed him

Fang Lizhi’s speeches inspired student protesters at Tiananmen Square

TUCSON – Fang Lizhi, the Chinese academic and dissident who inspired the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, has died at the age of 76 in the US. Fang was labelled the “grand puppet-master” by the Communist regime, which blamed him

A strident voice for equality, Verica Barac, 56, was Serbia’s anti-corruption heroine

BELGRADE, Serbia – Verica Barac, one of the greatest fighters against corruption in Serbia, has died in Belgrade at the age of 56. Barac was born in the village of Mrcajevci near Cacak, Western Serbia on June 14, 1955. She

A strident voice for equality, Verica Barac, 56, was Serbia’s anti-corruption heroine

BELGRADE, Serbia – Verica Barac, one of the greatest fighters against corruption in Serbia, has died in Belgrade at the age of 56. Barac was born in the village of Mrcajevci near Cacak, Western Serbia on June 14, 1955. She

Convicted Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk, 91, dies in German nursing home

BERLIN – John Demjanjuk died Saturday in Germany, ending nearly 35 years of legal battles with officials in three countries who claimed he was a Nazi death camp guard. The man who became a symbol of the Holocaust’s collaborators to

Convicted Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk, 91, dies in German nursing home

BERLIN – John Demjanjuk died Saturday in Germany, ending nearly 35 years of legal battles with officials in three countries who claimed he was a Nazi death camp guard. The man who became a symbol of the Holocaust’s collaborators to

Newsman Franklin McMahon’s sketchs of Emmett Till lynching trial were bold strokes for civil rights

CHICAGO – Franklin McMahon covered the world and its newsmakers with a pencil and a sketch pad. “He told what he saw through his art,” said his daughter Chicago sculptor Margot McMahon. “He called himself an artist reporter and really

Newsman Franklin McMahon’s sketchs of Emmett Till lynching trial were bold strokes for civil rights

CHICAGO – Franklin McMahon covered the world and its newsmakers with a pencil and a sketch pad. “He told what he saw through his art,” said his daughter Chicago sculptor Margot McMahon. “He called himself an artist reporter and really

At mortal risk to herself, Tina Strobos hid more than 100 Jews in her Amsterdam house

RYE, N.Y. – Tina Strobos, a psychiatry student who joined the Dutch underground during World War II and helped save the lives of more than 100 Jews by giving them refuge on the upper floor of her Amsterdam rowhouse, died

At mortal risk to herself, Tina Strobos hid more than 100 Jews in her Amsterdam house

RYE, N.Y. – Tina Strobos, a psychiatry student who joined the Dutch underground during World War II and helped save the lives of more than 100 Jews by giving them refuge on the upper floor of her Amsterdam rowhouse, died

Leader of the first ‘jail-in,’ Patricia Stephens Due, 72, campaigned for civil rights

SMYRNA, Ga. – Civil rights leader Dr. Patricia Stephens Due died Tuesday at age 72, nearly 52 years after she played a leading role in student sit-ins in Tallahassee, Florida, her family said. Due’s death followed “a determined and courageous

Leader of the first ‘jail-in,’ Patricia Stephens Due, 72, campaigned for civil rights

SMYRNA, Ga. – Civil rights leader Dr. Patricia Stephens Due died Tuesday at age 72, nearly 52 years after she played a leading role in student sit-ins in Tallahassee, Florida, her family said. Due’s death followed “a determined and courageous