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October 11, 2019

Death of Activist Ahead of Mozambiq...

With less than a week to go before the elections in Mozambique, the death of human rights activist Anastacio Matavele has raised concerned about the fairness of the vote

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 13, 2019

Iran Resorts To ‘Maximum Repr...

The repression level has remained high in 2019, even though the number of protests has dropped significantly — by 38 percent according to Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli — with analysts suggesting that the poor economy is likely to weaken citizens’ ability to hold public protests

10 Facts About Human Rights in Saud...

Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the Middle East and the home of Islam. While Saudi Arabia is known for its plentiful oil reserves, the country is also one of the most dangerous places to live in or travel to. Saudi Arabia is slowly improving in regards to women’s and children’s rights, but still has a lot of progress to make

September 12, 2019

Indonesian Indigenous People Losing...

Human Rights Watch examines how a patchwork of weak laws, exacerbated by poor government oversight, and the failure of oil palm plantation companies to fulfill their human rights responsibilities have adversely affected Indigenous peoples’ rights to their forests, livelihood, food, water, and culture in Bengkayang regency, West Kalimantan, and Sarolangun regency, Jambi

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

September 1, 2019

Arrests, Prison Sentences Fail to S...

According to Center for Human Rights in Iran, such charges reflect not only an attempt to vilify these women and men and discredit them in the public eye, they also serve to strip them of their due process rights, because national security-related charges in Iran allow the judiciary to deny access to counsel during the investigation stage

August 29, 2019

Filmmaker Sentenced to One Year in ...

Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi has been detained in Yangon’s Insein prison for more than four months since his arrest. He has been denied bail, despite battling liver cancer and undergoing a major operation earlier this year

July 24, 2019

Foreign Journalists Endure Formidab...

After a visit with Uyghur exiles in Istanbul, Turkey who had fled persecution in the XUAR, Yeung learned that many had left behind children who they believed were being held in facilities akin to orphanages throughout the region that are designed to look like regular schools, but where minders systematically assimilate Uyghur youth into Han Chinese culture

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