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October 19, 2019

Wife of Jailed Chinese Lawyer Conce...

Wang is currently serving a four-and-a-half year jail term handed down on Jan. 28 by the Tianjin No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court, which found him guilty of “subversion of state power.”

September 21, 2019

‘My Eye Was Gone’: Geor...

Georgian teen Mako Gomuri lost her eye during a violent crackdown on June’s anti-government protests in Tbilisi. She wasn’t the only one, and eye patches became symbols of the protests. Now, three months later, Gomuri is fighting for compensation for what she believes was an excessive use of police force

September 17, 2019

Increasingly Regressive Climate Tur...

According to a new briefing released by Amnesty International on 17 September, Unfair Game:Persecution of Human Rights Defenders in Russia Intensifies , Since Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency in 2012, new repressive laws and policies, and reprisals against human rights defenders and activists….

September 10, 2019

Human Rights Situation Continues to...

The High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet said that since the presentation of her report to the Council on 5 July, “the human rights situation has continued to affect millions of people in Venezuela, with clear destabilizing impacts in the region.”

September 8, 2019

Myanmar Former Child Soldier Free A...

Aung Ko Htway, 28, was sentenced to two years of hard labor in March 2018 for provoking public incitement under Section 505(b) of the country’s Penal Code after he described his abduction and forced military service as a minor in an interview with RFA

August 17, 2019

“Authorities Must Launch a Pr...

According to Amnesty, Timothy Mtambo is the Chairperson of the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC), a local Non-Governmental Organisation working to defend human rights

August 15, 2019

Wife of Disappeared Human Rights La...

Two years after the disappearance of a prominent human rights lawyer from his home in the northern Chinese province of Shaanxi, his wife says she still has no idea where he is

August 2, 2019

Equatorial Guinea: 40 Years of Repr...

Equatorial Guineans who turn 40 this year were born, and grew up, in a country where human rights have been constantly and systematically violated. For too long, people have lived in a climate of fear because of impunity over human rights violations and abuses including the jailing of human rights defenders, activists and political opponents on trumped up charges,” said Marta Colomer, Amnesty International’s West Africa Senior Campaigner

Human Rights Watch Accuses Kenya Po...

Human Rights Watch has accused Kenya’s police force of carrying out extrajudicial killings of at least 21 young men and boys in the informal settlements of Nairobi over the past year

July 9, 2019

Turkish NBA Player Enes Kanter Is A...

Turkish-born NBA basketball player Enes Kanter is a wanted man by Turkey, which has revoked his passport and considers him a terrorist for his association with an exiled spiritual leader accused of fomenting a 2016 coup attempt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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