DOJ prosecutors are recommending that Gaetz not be charged with sex trafficking

CNN — Prosecutors have recommended charging Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz in a federal sex-trafficking investigation. The recommendation comes in part because prosecutors have questions about whether key witnesses in the long-running investigation would come across as credible to a jury, the source said. Senior Justice Department officials have not made a final decision on whether … Read more

UNHRC experts call for protecting human rights against AI challenges

artificial intelligence – CC Pexels CAIRO – September 23, 2022: A number of international artificial intelligence (AI) and human rights experts, together with international organizations and individuals, called for a concerted effort through an international action and legal framework to protect human rights privacy when it comes to adopting AI – technologies. The experts’ … Read more

UN told Myanmar has gone from ‘bad to worse to terrible’ | News about human rights

Special Rapporteur Tom Andrews says the people of Myanmar are increasingly frustrated with an international community they feel has failed them. Tom Andrews, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, has said conditions for Myanmar’s 54 million people have gone from “bad to worse to terrible” since the military took power last year. … Read more

Nicaragua takes CNN’s Spanish signal off the air

CNN — The Nicaraguan government suddenly took CNN en Español off the air this week, shortly after 10pm local time on Wednesday. It has not explained why it removed CNN’s Spanish-language service and did not respond to CNN’s request for comment. The cable operators that carry CNN en Español in the country also did not … Read more

Europe Moves to Ban Facial Recognition – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Should the EU ban software that can pick a face out of a crowd? A growing political coalition believes so – and has just received heavyweight support from the third largest group in the EU Parliament, where a majority now favors banning facial recognition technology that scans crowds … Read more

Mahsa Amini: Five people killed in Iran in protests over woman’s death, rights group says

CNN — Five people have been killed by Iranian security forces during protests sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini, who was being held in police custody, according to a human rights monitor. The Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, a Norwegian-registered organization that monitors rights abuses in Iran, said five people were shot dead during … Read more

Liberation has finally come to Ukraine’s Kharkiv. But there are still scars from Russia’s brutal occupation

Kupyansk, Ukraine CNN — There is little respite in the victory of Ukrainian forces in the recently liberated Kupiansk. Russian shells still hit its pockmarked streets and mar the skyline with black smoke. Intense damage is visible on almost all buildings. A huge billboard with an image of a waving Russian flag stands next to … Read more

Liberation has finally come to Ukraine’s Kharkiv. But there are still scars from Russia’s brutal occupation

Kupyansk, Ukraine CNN — There is little respite in the victory of Ukrainian forces in the recently liberated Kupiansk. Russian shells still hit its pockmarked streets and mar the skyline with black smoke. Intense damage is visible on almost all buildings. A huge billboard with an image of a waving Russian flag stands next to … Read more

Iran police call Mahsa Amini’s death due to ‘inappropriate’ hijab ‘unfortunate’ as protests turn deadly

Iranian police say the death of a young woman in custody was an “unfortunate incident”, a semi-official news agency reported, amid allegations of ill-treatment and a third day of protests against the authorities. Key points: Kurdish rights group says two have been killed in new protests Masha Amini, 22, died last week after being detained … Read more

Pieper Lewis: Other cases of victims of sex trafficking convicted or punished

CNN — An Iowa judge’s ruling this week ordering a teenage girl — who was 15 when she killed a man she said repeatedly raped her — to pay his family $150,000 in restitution has reignited conversations about what justice looks like for girls and young women who have experienced sexual relationships. violence. Pieper Lewis, … Read more