Tag: Human Rights Violation
For more than a year, the Cambodian government has been rounding up supporters of the banned Cambodian National Rescue Party and charging them with treason. Amid tight security and chaotic scenes, 129 of them appeared Thursday before the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, although their trials have now been put off until early next year
The crackdown on protests in Guinea, including those against a change in the constitution allowing President Alpha Condé to seek a third term, has resulted in the deaths of at least 50 people in less than a year, Amnesty International said in a new report published today, two weeks ahead of the country’s presidential election
His two-term presidency (2005-13) was marked by human rights violations, including a violent crackdown on demonstrators protesting his disputed reelection, the arrests and harassment of prominent opposition figures and journalists — including RFE/RL correspondents. But in an often testy interview with RFE/RL, Mahmud Ahmadinejad says he has no regrets – although he avoids answering tough questions about his rule
According to Sabir Michael “there is a lot of work to be done to remove the hateful narrative present in the textbooks used in Pakistani schools: they inculcate hatred and contempt in the minds of children, defining Hindus and Christians as infidels”.
She wanted to be the first Pakistani journalist to start her own newspaper. Her dream was shattered, shattered, in the most violent way: Arooj Iqbal will ultimately go down in Pakistani history as the first female journalist to be murdered for her work
Among the various issues addressed and the requests presented to the UN assembly, there are the difficult relationship between West Papua and the Indonesian government and the abuses committed by the Philippine government. During 2019, FI reported “human rights violations in West Papua in a context of persistent conflict over independence issues, alleged discrimination against indigenous Papuans and the development of unsustainable agricultural megaprojects”.
Le Anh Hung, a member of the online Brotherhood of Democracy advocacy group who had blogged for the Voice of America, was arrested in July 2018 on a charge of “abusing democratic freedoms to infringe upon the interests of the state” under Article 331 of Vietnam’s criminal code
More than six million people are domestic workers in Brazil, most of them black women working under precarious conditions. That is the reality shown in the Brazilian documentary “Aqui Não Entra Luz”, which translates to “light does not enter here,” referencing housemaid rooms in Brazilian houses, a small area with poor lighting where domestic workers sleep
On 3 July 2020, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the “Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020”, which replaces the Human Security Act of 2007. Amnesty International has called on the Philippine government to reject this legislation that contains dangerous provisions and risks further undermining human rights in the country.
The petition alleges that at the Xuan Loc Penitentiary in Dong Nai province, where Nguyen Van Duc Do is serving an 11-year sentence, guards tortured him for requesting time on weekends to sunbathe