Day: September 13, 2020

Human rights group finds violations by federal law enforcement in Portland

A team of experts with Physicians for Human Rights, a New York-based group that documents rights violations, spent seven days in Portland investigating the use of crowd control weapons against protesters and law enforcement violence directed at volunteer medical staff.

That team released its findings Tuesday ahead of a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C.

“PHR has concluded that the response by federal agents that it documented in Portland was disproportionate, excessive, and indiscriminate, and deployed in ways that caused severe injury to innocent civilians, including medics,” the report states.

Dr. Michele Heisler, PHR’s medical director, led the team visiting Portland. Heisler said they didn’t see any official EMTs or paramedics at the protests and that medical care was left to volunteers and civil society.

The report cites numerous instances where law enforcement deliberately targeted volunteer medics and their supplies.

“There was the case of OHSU, their tent was

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Pelosi, Mnuchin agree on plan to avoid government shutdown

Democrats and the Trump administration are taking a key step toward avoiding a government shutdown in September

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Trump administration have informally agreed to keep a stopgap government-wide funding bill — needed to avert a shutdown at the end of this month — free of controversy or conflict.

The accord is aimed at keeping any possibility of a government shutdown off the table despite ongoing battles over COVID-19 relief legislation, while sidestepping the potential for other shutdown drama in the run-up to the November election.

That’s according to Democratic and GOP aides on Capitol Hill who have been briefed on a Tuesday conversation between Pelosi, D-Calif., and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. They required anonymity to characterize an exchange they were

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Bangladesh Red Crescent Society – Population Movement Operation (PMO), Cox’s Bazar, Monthly Situation Report 62, July 2020 – Bangladesh

Context Analysis

In July 2020, the frequent and heavy rainfall, along with COVID-19 transmissions continued in Cox’s Bazar district including the camp settlements. The government authorities extended the zonal system around the district town and host communities to restrict non-essential activities and contain the spread of the pandemic. The daily COVID-19 update of WHO Bangladesh reported that up to 19 August 2020, a total of 3,849 people tested positive in Cox’s Bazar district for COVID-19. Out of this cumulative figure, there were 3,765 cases among the host communities and 84 in the camp population. The total death toll for the district stood at 67, out of which 61 deaths occurred in the host community and 6 in the camps. In reference to the testing capacity for both the host and the camp population where more than 1.2 million people live, health sector partners continue to support the government testing laboratory

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A lawyer for alleged victims of Robert Hadden, a former New York gynecologist accused of sexually abusing patients for 2 decades says the case is ‘just getting started’



a man wearing glasses and looking at the camera: Robert Hadden, right, is released on bail, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in New York. Former New York gynecologist Hadden, accused of sexually abusing more than two dozen patients, including the wife of former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, was charged with six counts of inducing others to travel to engage in illegal sex acts. AP Photo/John Minchillo


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Robert Hadden, right, is released on bail, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in New York. Former New York gynecologist Hadden, accused of sexually abusing more than two dozen patients, including the wife of former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, was charged with six counts of inducing others to travel to engage in illegal sex acts. AP Photo/John Minchillo

  • Robert Hadden, a former gynecologist, was charged with six federal counts on Wednesday tied to allegations of sexually abusing women and girls during routine exams.
  • Dozens of women have accused Hadden of sexually abusing them between 1993 and 2012 while he worked at Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
  • Anthony DiPietro, a laywer for dozens of women who have accused Hadden of sexual abuse say the case is “just getting started” and believes many employees at Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian knew of the abuse.
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A lawyer

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