Imperial Valley News Center
Washington, DC - Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski will present the 2014 Human Rights Defenders Award to Azimjon Askarov of Kyrgyzstan and Foro Penal, a Venezuelan non-governmental organization, on Thursday, July 16, at 2:30 p.m. in the Treaty Room at the U.S. Department of State. Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will provide opening remarks.
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills.
Washington, DC - From July 15-17, the Department of State, in partnership with The George Washington University Elliott School for International Affairs, will host the 6th Annual Generation Prague Conference.
Washington, DC - The United States marks with sadness the sixth anniversary of the death of human-rights defender and journalist Nataliya Estemirova. On July 15, 2009, Ms. Estemirova was abducted and killed in the North Caucasus region of Russia while investigating human rights abuses in Chechnya. Her murder remains unsolved and we call on Russian authorities to finally bring to justice those responsible for this crime.
Washington, DC - The arrest of recently released Bahraini opposition leader Ibrahim Sharif, the detention and prosecution of opposition figure Majeed Milad, and reports about the re-opening of the case against Secretary General of Al Wefaq Political Society Ali Salman raise serious concerns about restrictions on freedom of expression in Bahrain.
Sacramento, California - A portion of Santa Clara County has been placed under quarantine for the Oriental fruit fly following the detection of six flies in and around the city of Cupertino. The quarantine zone in Santa Clara County measures 89-square miles, bordered on the north by Central Expressway; on the south by Skyline Boulevard; on the west by Montebello Road; and on the east by Winchester Boulevard.
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