Archive for June 2015

Cruz ups pressure over Iran human rights

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June 22, 2015,  THE HILL – By Jordain Carney – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wants to reduce the State Department’s budget for every 30 days that a report on Iran’s handling of human rights is delayed.

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Report: Child Refugees Face Obstacles in EU, Iran

A Red Cross volunteer carries a child just disembarked from a crippled freighter carrying hundreds of refugees trying to migrate to Europe, at the coastal Cretan port of Ierapetra, Greece, on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014.

June 23, 2015 – VOA News – An international rights organization has called on European Union nations to better provide for children from Afghanistan, Syria, and other nations seeking asylum in Europe. Human Rights Watch released a report saying many children who have fled Afghanistan to avoid recruitment by the Taliban or conscription by the Syrian army are traveling alone to refugee centers, where they can be held for weeks while awaiting space in children’s shelters.

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