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Ottawa - The Canadian Chinese community received a long-awaited public apology from the Canadian gouvernment for a head tax which Chinese immigrants had to pay upon landing on Canadian soil.   (Full Story)
Source: - Thursday, June 22, 2006
Geneva - The Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Peter Mackay, made a statement deploring the presence at the inaugural meeting of the UN Human Rights Council of Tehran Prosecutor General Saeed Mortazavi. (Full Story)
Source: - Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Paris - The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) urges UN Council’s member-States to settle the necessary procedures and rules for efficient protective action. (Full Story)
Source: - Sunday, June 18, 2006
Montreal - Iraq's top Shia cleric sent a message to Muslims in Western nations, urging them to obey the laws of the countries in which they live. The fatwa, a non-binding directive, was delivered at a Montreal news conference of prominent Shia Muslims on behalf of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.  (Full Story)
Source: - Friday, June 16, 2006
LUXEMBOURG - European Union foreign ministers have slammed the Cuban government for its deteriorating human rights record saying the bloc should agree on a longer term strategy on its relations with the "island of freedom." (Full Story)
Source: - Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Los Angeles - Recently declassified Cold War-era documents from the National Archives which confirm that the CIA and the West German government knew and suppressed information on the whereabouts Nazi war criminal Adolph Eichmann, one of the chief architects of the Holocaust, constitutes “a black mark on American history,” said the Simon Wiesenthal Center. (Full Story)
Source: - Monday, June 12, 2006
Toronto - "It's about time Muslims owned up to the fact it's a Muslim problem," said Farzana Hassan-Shahid, of the Muslim congress, following a closed-door meeting with Prime Minister Harper.   (Full Story)
Source: - Sunday, June 11, 2006
Montreal - Quebec’s only Muslim elected to the National Assembly, Fatima Houda-Pépin (Liberal), told the media that under cover of religion (Full Story)
Source: - Saturday, June 10, 2006
OTTAWA  - The 22nd annual World Partnership Walk brought together tens of thousands of Canadians in nine cities across the country, Sunday, to fight poverty in the developing world. (Full Story)
Source: - Thursday, June 8, 2006
TUNIS, Tunisia, June 8 (UPI) -- A Tunisian preliminary court sentenced the only suspect in the suicide attack against a synagogue on the island of Djerba to 20 years in prison. (Full Story)
Source: - Wednesday, June 7, 2006
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