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For pro-human rights lawmakers and activists in The Philippines, President Donald Trump's newly revealed praise of the country's bloody crackdown on drug users is, to put it mildly, a major setback.
Mostafa Daneshjou, a formerly imprisoned lawyer and member of a Sufi religious order known as the Gonabadi Dervishes, has been expelled from university without explanation, the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. "I think the reason why ...
A man that escaped imprisonment and torture in his home country of Iran is now a human rights activist in Charlottesville. Rahim Hamid, an international journalist, believes that his people back in the once independent Al-Ahwaz region are being ...
Former presidential candidate Tan Cheng Bock filed a constitutional challenge against the legitimacy of the late Wee Kim Wee as Singapore's first Elected ...
Three years ago today, Europe's top human rights court delivered an exceptionally strong-worded judgment on Azerbaijan's detention of Ilgar Mammadov, a prominent political analyst and one of the country's few alternative political voices.
But Adam Coogle, Middle East researcher at Human Rights Watch, said "anyone who follows the situation in Saudi Arabia will not be surprised at all" by the lack of protesters.
Saudi Arabia is a leader in the bloody fight against rebel forces in Yemen, and has also put pressure on Morocco to tamp down activism in that country. In his 30-minute speech at the Arabic Islamic American Summit in Riyadh on Sunday, Trump spoke about ...
activists warn that the weapons will be used in the Saudis' proxy war in Yemen, where they have been accused of recklessly bombing hospitals, markets, homes and other infrastructure, and killing civilians.
Amnesty International has launched a campaign to publicize what it says is a worsening situation for human rights activists throughout the world. The group hopes ... have been jailed. Opposition political activist Gennady Gudkov spoke at a protest in ...
Popular Struggle Coordination Committee condemn Friday evening the arrest of human rights defender & activist Ahmed Odeh by Israeli occupation forces in Bethlehem.
Mr Mansoor, the UAE activist, has had the triple misfortune of being targeted by spyware from Hacking Team, FinFisher and NSO Group.
Beijing - Before her husband disappeared into detention, Chen Guiqiu did not ask him much about his risky work as a Chinese human rights lawyer. Before word crept out that he had been tortured, Ms. Chen trusted the police. Before she was told she ...
Exact figures for the number of deaths are hard to come by. Non-governmental organisation Somos Defensores (We Are Defenders) says 80 social leaders and human rights activists were killed last year. The UN has a figure of 64, while the state ombudsman ...
And through each case of a woman activist risking her life, or an urgent situation where women's and LGBTIQ rights are, once again, under threat, there is always a potential for a trigger.
human rights activists have launched a petition calling for Ms Rodriguez, and other children of the socialist regime's leaders, to be thrown out of the country - and the source of their cash investigated.
Since 28 April 2016, five Cambodian human rights activists have been detained for allegedly bribing a witness in a case involving the country's opposition leader.
Jatupat arrested for sharing a critical article about his country's new king that was posted on facebook, is this year's winner of South Korea's most prestigious human rights award. Organizers for the Gwangju Prize for Human rights Award said the ...
journalists, lawyers, teachers, women's rights activists and others who defend human rights across the world are facing unprecedented levels of intimidation and violence from governments, armed groups and businesses, Amnesty International has warned in ...
The Iranian authorities must immediately transfer Atena Daemi, an imprisoned human rights defender, whose health has sharply deteriorated in recent days, to a hospital outside of prison so that she can receive the specialized medical care she requires ...
Kathmandu: human rights activists have stressed the need to end discrimination of all kind against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI).
Four years ago today, Azerbaijani authorities arrested Ilkin Rustamzade, a member of the pro-democracy NIDA youth group, blogger, and critic of the government's abysmal human rights record. The anniversary of his arrest marks another grim milestone in ...
A Thai student arrested for sharing a BBC profile of Thailand's new King on facebook has been awarded a prestigious human rights award. However, Jatupat Boonpattararaksa remains in pre-trial detention and faces a lengthy prison term under the country's ...
In this photo/graphic provided by the authors of the "New Appeal for human rights," student activists are blocking an intersection in Atlanta as part of a protest ...
The accusations - which Mariana Contreras described as absurd, saying her husband is a nonviolent social activist - could bring a sentence of several years in prison.
Community leaders, lawyers, journalists and other human rights defenders across the world are facing unprecedented levels of persecution, intimidation and violence, warned Amnesty International today as it launched a new global campaign demanding an ...
Nadezhda Kutepova, lawyer and human rights activist for NGO Planeta Nadezhd (Planet of Hopes), defends the rights, of victims of the nuclear waste disaster in the city of Ozyorsk, also known as Cheliabinsk-40.
Prominent Kurdish rights activist Mohammad Sadiq Kaboudvand was freed from Evin prison in Tehran on May 12, 2017 after serving 10 years for his peaceful activism. However, the founder of the human rights Organization of Kurdistan has another ...
An Oredo Magistrate Court, sitting in Benin City today remanded human rights Activist, Kola Marxist Edokpayi over alleged felony brought against him by the Edo State Commissioner of police.
A member of the women's Citizenship Center, a non-governmental organization in Tehran, told the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI) that women's rights activists are increasingly using their leverage as an important voting block to put forth their ...
Hebe de Bonafini heads one of the most renowned human rights organizations in Argentina and The Americas, the mothers of the Plaza de Mayo.
Amnesty International has launched a campaign to highlight what it says is a dramatically worsening situation for human rights activists across the globe. The group ... Opposition political activist Gennady Gudkov spoke at the protest in Moscow. He ...
He was scheduled to meet in Almaty with foreign diplomats about activists and journalists imprisoned in Kazakhstan and about the government's failure to comply with United Nations Human Rights Committee decisions, including in his own case. Yesergepov ...
Muhammad Rabbani, a UK citizen, and director of the CAGE human rights organization, is facing a possible three-month prison sentence for not disclosing his phone and laptop's password at Heathrow airport in London, last year.
The director of a British human rights group says he is facing a possible prison sentence for refusing to disclose passwords for his phone and laptop when he was stopped and questioned by police at Heathrow Airport last year.
An informed source told the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI) on May 11, 2017 that officials have not responded to Abdi's demand for an end to the persecution of peaceful activists on false security charges. In a letter ... Labor activism in Iran ...
human rights activists say more than 250 detained protesters have been put before military justice over the last week - a sudden upsurge in use of a practice they say violates the Constitution, which limits military courts to "offenses of a military ...
As reported in Foreign Policy, "Yemen Lashes Out At D.C. Briefing By human rights activists" (March 30, 2017), Yemen accused the human rights defenders of "a political 'agenda' tied to Iran-backed Houthi rebels" and of "covertly supporting the Houthis.".
ATLANTA - As the Trump administration signals a de-emphasis of human rights in U.S. foreign policy decisions, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday he's concerned America's approach will erode support for such rights in other countries.
The release of Xie Yang on bail does not represent a break in China's relentless crackdown against human rights lawyers, Amnesty International said today.
Palestinian leaders are responsible for a lack of effective leadership and culture of corruption resulting in an endless cycle of violence and suffering, a leading Palestinian human rights activist has warned. Bassem Eid, the founder and former ...
Lisbon (Portugal), 8 May 2017 (SPS) - Sahrawi human rights activist Aminatou Haidar took part in the honor ceremony dedicated to the memory of Portuguese left-wing fighter Miguel Portas, on its fifth anniversary held Saturday in Lisbon, according to a ...
More than 50 days into her hunger strike in Evin prison in Tehran, reformist political activist Hengameh Shahidi fainted in front of her family on May 4, 2017, the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI). ... In a letter posted on her Instagram page on ...
... Philippines and forcibly returned to Saudi Arabia. According to reports, Lasloom was forcibly returned to Riyadh from Manila by two men said to be family members.
activists also pointed out that 334 activists, human rights defenders, leaders and members of sectoral organizations were killed during former President Benigno Aquino III's six-year term.
The lawyer's wife and human rights activists have both said that Mr Xie was tortured in custody. His trial appears to have been held without advance public warning, the BBC's John Sudworth reports from Beijing, and there was no way foreign journalists ...
On 26 April 2017, Uyghur human rights activist and member of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) Dolkun Isa, who was participating in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), was forced to leave the ...
Local residents reported that the man was from the U.S. and was known for doing community work in defense of the rights of nature.
(Geneva) - A Tripoli-based activist, Jabir Zain, remains missing after being abducted on September 25, 2016, by an armed group linked to the Interior Ministry of ...
A human rights and environmental campaigner, apparently from the United States, was killed in Mexico in a state plagued by organized crime, the authorities said Saturday.
Three globally acknowledged human rights activists are on the list of candidates selected to enter the next screening stage for new leaders of the National Commission on human rights (Komnas HAM) for the 2017-2022 period. ... also served at the ASEAN ...



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