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BBC journalists get VIP tour of flagship Qatar prison

The Qatari government, keen to improve its reputation on human rights ahead of the 2020 World Cup, has allowed BBC journalists to witness its new detention arrangements at first hand. In a new era of welcoming foreign media reporting of the progress being made in the country, four BBC workers were treated to a two-night stay at His Majesty Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani’s pleasure.

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Posted: May 21st, 2015
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Despots stunned as UK electorate actually votes to get rid of human rights

so much unnecessary popular oppression going on in dictatorshipsDespots from around the world have expressed shock as the UK electorate vote for the one party that wishes to scrap their human rights in an open and free election.

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Posted: May 13th, 2015
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Stopping torture not yet on US’s New Year resolution list

Might take a run on 1st Jan to burn some fat insteadDespite years of promising to cut back on excessive water-boarding binges, the US is reluctant to add torture to its list of ‘Do Nots’ for 2015. Like most people in January, the CIA’s counter-terrorism unit was expected to give up on auditory abuse, sleep deprivation and chocolate. Current US resolutions include not employing Piers Morgan, not supporting affordable health care and not shooting black teenagers, although the last point is more of a guideline than a resolution.

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Posted: Dec 20th, 2014
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Chimp rejects US citizenship

The Nonhuman Rights Project is appealing for ‘Tommy’ the chimp to be granted the ‘fundamental right of bodily liberty’, but having ‘looked at Gitmo’ Tommy would prefer to take a ‘rain check’.

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Posted: Dec 5th, 2013
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Abu Qatada officially ‘harder to remove than Hitler’

Experts have confirmed that at 8 years of trying to deport Muslim cleric Abu Qatada – compared to the the second world war’s 6 year duration – it was easier to kick Hitler out of Western Europe than it is to throw Abu Qatada out of the UK.

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Posted: Mar 31st, 2013
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