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May 26, 1992 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The dramatic TV footage from Tian An Men Square gave the lie to the official Chinese government version of the incident--that the violent squashing of the 1989 protest never happened--and helped shape public opinion about that country's regime. By contrast, human rights advocates say, repressive regimes in remote countries have engaged in full-scale massacres that have scored scarcely a bleep on the agenda of public concern. The reason: no "visuals" for TV.
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May 26, 1992 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The dramatic TV footage from Tian An Men Square gave the lie to the official Chinese government version of the incident--that the violent squashing of the 1989 protest never happened--and helped shape public opinion about that country's regime. By contrast, human rights advocates say, repressive regimes in remote countries have engaged in full-scale massacres that have scored scarcely a bleep on the agenda of public concern. The reason: no "visuals" for TV.
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December 5, 1985
An American lawyers' group accused the Philippine military of a wide-ranging and steadily worsening pattern of human rights abuses including murder, torture and intimidation. In a report released in Washington, the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights said the Manila government's failure to prosecute human rights violators shows a "lack of political will" that ultimately rests with President Ferdinand E. Marcos.
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March 23, 1992 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
A Matter of Rights: Rock star Peter Gabriel will kick off a program that gives human rights groups access to technology--fax machines, video cameras, computers--so they can spread the word about human rights violations when they occur. The program, called Witness, will be launched today at a news conference with Gabriel, the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights and the Reebok Foundation at the Museum of Television and Radio in New York.
OPINION
June 7, 2003
So, internal investigators at the Justice Department had "concerns" and found "significant problems" concerning the "rights" of 9/11 detainees (June 3). The end result was that nearly all the suspects were deported. But groups such as the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union complain that these illegal aliens' rights were violated. The ACLU went so far as to state that the report marked "a major scandal for the Bush administration." Yeah, right. Those arrested and detained were illegal aliens.
NEWS
August 1, 1992 | From Associated Press
Bosnians living in the United Status are being granted the right to remain in this country until the civil war in their homeland ends, according to Bush Administration officials. Returning to Bosnia would pose "a threat to their safety," State Department official John Bolton said in a speech Wednesday in Geneva to a U.N. group. Bolton is assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs. Atty. Gen. William P.
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