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Atena Daemi is serving a seven-year prison sentence for her peaceful activism, including charges related to distributing anti-death penalty leaflets, and posts on facebook and twitter criticising Iran's execution record. Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee's husband, Arash Sadeghi - also a human rights activist and ...
A Mercy College student in New York City, Uwiringiyimana has shared the world stage with other human rights activists such as Angelina Jolie, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Tina Brown. She also testified before the United Nations in 2014 at the request of Ambassador Samantha Power ...

Their emergence reflects the erosion in the status of women since the launch of economic reforms in the 1980s that reduced the ruling party's focus on social equality, said Feng yuan, a prominent women's rights activist. "Archaic ideas about gender equality still have a market in today's society," she said.
But Hamid and other activists were also realistic in their expectations. "I don't really have high expectations that there will be tangible resolutions for human rights issues," Hamid said. Human Rights Watch research Andreas Harsono also said that expecting immediate results is unrealistic, but was relatively ...
... human rights are the 2018 recipients of the prestigious Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism, Human Rights Watch said today. The winners, leading voices for justice in their countries, Hala Al-Dosari, a prominent women's rights activist in Saudi Arabia, and Ivan Pavlov, a lawyer and activist ...
(Beirut) - Saudi Arabia's Specialized Criminal Court convicted two Saudi human rights activists on January 25, 2018, solely for their human rights advocacy, ... Though all the founders signed the pledge to halt all human rights activism, the charge sheet states that after monitoring his compliance with the ...

Barbara Graves, during her decades of activism, was arrested so many times that she lost count. ... Barbara Graves, a dedicated and determined human rights and anti-war activist who was arrested countless times for countless acts of Bay Area civil disobedience, has died in Mill Valley at the age of 104.
On 18 January 2018, the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Chinese human rights activists Wu Gan and Xie Yang, Taiwanese citizen Lee Ming-cheh, Tibetan activist Tashi Wangchuk and Tibetan Monk Choekyi. Each of these individuals have ...
The human rights activist said that on January 20, the Dagestani lawyer, who participated in the investigation of the case intiated against head of the Chechen unit of the organization Oyub Titiev, who was arrested for Drugs Possession (part 2 of Article 228 of the Criminal Code), visited the Chechen village ...
activists demand an independent investigation into the murder of slain Honduran activist Berta Caceres. ... Of the 312 human rights defenders murdered across the world in 2017, 212 of them (67.9 percent) were from Latin America, according to a new report by Ireland-based non-profit Front Line Defenders ...
police detained writer and human rights activist Nurcan Baysal from her house in Diyarbakır, southeastern Turkey, late Sunday. As I write this she remains in custody. She has been detained in connection with her tweets calling for peace and condemning the Turkish government's military incursion in the ...
academics and international human rights activists launched a petition calling upon world powers to act against Turkish aggression against Afrin, ANF News reported. On January 21, ANF News said: "The Turkish army has launched an operation to invade Afrin with approval from Russia, and has started ...
The European Union has been accused of a fatally slow response to human rights warnings after the killing of an Indigenous man at one of the ... "We have been trying all along to avoid such a bad situation, but the European Union and the government have ignored our cries," Sengwer activist Elias ...
Chechnya: Concern about arrested human rights activist ... Human rights activist Sokirianskaia thinks that recent US sanctions against Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of the Chechen Republic, are one reason for the trial against ... human rights activists accuse Kadyrov of running a brutal and arbitrary regime.
Narges Mohmmadi, vice president of the banned Defenders of human rights Center, stayed behind when her family left Iran to continue her activism, including against Iran's extremely high number of executions. She is now serving a ten-year prison sentence. Reza Shahabi, a prominent labor rights activist ...
human rights activists in the State have welcomed the appointment of a full-time chairman to the KSHRC. activists have been protesting for over five years now demanding this move. But they were quick to add that the State government should also immediately appoint two members to the KSHRC and ...
The New York TimesWu Gan, the Chinese human rights activist known for organizing protests against government officials and agencies accused of abusing their power, was charged with subversion and sentenced to eight years in prison by a Tianjin court last week. He was deprived of his political rights for five years.

Five experts at the United Nations Human Rights Council have called upon Saudi Arabia to release dozens of human rights activists detained in Riyadh since September, Al Khaleej Online has reported. The five condemned a "worrying pattern of widespread and systematic arbitrary arrests and detention" ...
Hopes have been raised that a British human rights activist jailed illegally in Ethiopia could soon be released, after the country's prime minister announced the closure of a prison where he may have been tortured. Andy Tsege, 62, was abducted by Ethiopian security forces in 2014, having been tried and ...
A group of United Nations human rights experts on Tuesday condemned Saudi Arabia's use of counterterrorism and security-related laws to justify the recent arrests of prominent human rights activists. In a rare instance of UN criticism directed at the Saudi kingdom, a panel of five independent experts ...
UNIAN: human rights activist Nozdrovska found dead in river outside Kyiv after death threats ... The dead body of human rights activist Iryna Nozdrovska, 38, was found naked in a river outside Kyiv on Jan.1 after she had reportedly received death threats at hearings on her sister death case, which she ...
A human rights activist, Comrade Amitolu Shittu has further displayed his passion for the deprived as he celebrated his 53 birthday with beggars at his residence in Osogbo, capital of Osun State. ... The beggars showered Amitolu with prayers as they lauded the activist for hosting them to mark his birthday.
Nagpur: "Diversity is a measurement for society. However, we don't understand the complexity of diversity and so we fall prey to the false idea of diversity portrayed in mendacious propaganda. Therefore, everyone, whether afflicted by discrimination or not, must open a dialogue on this issue," said Suraj ...
Moscow, December 29. /TASS/. The Russian Central election Commission (CEC) has registered on Friday singer and human rights activist Yekaterina Gordon's authorized agents for financial issues and gave the go-ahead to open a special election account to start the signature collection. Gordon was ...
[JURIST] The US and Germany embassies released a statement [text] on Wednesday urging China to release human rights activist Wu Gan, known as the ... profile] who has been detained and denied independent legal counsel for over two years, similar to other cases of human rights activists and lawyers.
This Is What Russian LGBT activists And human rights Campaigners Told Boris Johnson. BuzzFeed News joined the ... "This is the worst human rights crisis we have seen in Russia's contemporary history," Tania Lokshina from Human Rights Watch told us after the meeting. Basic freedoms in Russia are ...
Trump's 'Banned' Words Like 'Fetus' Projected Onto His Hotel by human rights activists ... The Human Rights Campaign projected those words it believes the Trump Administration banned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from using onto Trump International Hotel in Washington, ...
Local groups say community leaders who speak out against rights abuses and activists campaigning for land rights are targeted by organised crime groups who see the activism as a threat to their economic interests. "The Office has reiterated that the prevention of attacks and aggressions against human ...
A witness told Human Rights Watch that plainclothes security agents arrested Dawod after he visited the area to show solidarity with local community ... Known detainees include Nasreldin Mukhtar, a prominent Darfuri student activist who was arrested on August 22, and eight Darfuri students arrested in ...
(New York) - Thai authorities should immediately drop criminal charges against 39 activists who peacefully protested military rule at a rally in Bangkok on January 27, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. If convicted, seven activists charged with sedition face up to seven years in prison. "By prosecuting ...
(New York) - Vietnam's repression of human rights and democracy activists increased significantly in 2017, Human Rights Watch said today in its ... Vietnamese authorities engaged in a renewed crackdown against rights activism, arresting dozens of bloggers and activists and sentencing many to long ...
"Everywhere you look, checks and balances that protect human rights and rule of law in Turkey are being eroded" said Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch. "The move to a presidential system, the ongoing state of emergency, and charges against opposition ...
Ken Wafula was pronounced dead at 7am on Wednesday morning at St Luke's Orthopaedic and Trauma hospital in Eldoret where he had been admitted on Tuesday (January 16) evening. His Co-Director at Centre for human rights and democracy (CHRD) Kipkorir Ngetich who was with him at the ...
(New York, January 18, 2018) - Noted civil and human rights activist and lawyer, Nicole Austin-Hillery, will join Human Rights Watch as executive director of its US Program, Human rights Watch said today. In this newly created role, Austin-Hillery will lead Human Rights Watch's efforts to end violations in ...
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Hundreds of activists have been detained in the past five years while internet censorship has intensified. And China became the first country since Nazi Germany to allow a Nobel Peace Prize laureate to die in state custody when democracy activist Liu Xiaobo succumbed to liver cancer under heavy police ...
A prominent Egyptian human rights lawyer has won a European prize for her work representing political prisoners and torture victims as well as advocating for women's ... Several Egyptian rights activists have been recognized in recent months for their work amid an unprecedented crackdown on dissent.
According to the investigation, Denis Nabiullin promised to release the prisoner from the pre-trial detention center for a fee. Moscow detained member of the Public Monitoring Commission (PMC) Denis Nabiullin on suspicion of fraud, Moskovsky Komsomolets reports. According to the newspaper, the ...
It is noted that human rights activists were on a visit in the republic from November 28 to December 4 and have visited several temporary detention centers and also Administration of Internal Affairs, headquarter of Patrol and Point Duty Service regiment of Akhmat Kadyrov and the pre-trial detention center in ...
Kucherenko, 52, is an animal rights activist who has openly criticized the round-up of stray animals and animal cruelty in Turkmenistan, including on the ... An officer at the Ashgabat police station where Valeria Kucherenko had been detained told a Human Rights Watch researcher by phone that Galina ...
#EndSARS: SERAP Petitions UN Over 'Detention' Of human rights Activist By SARS ... Socio-Economic rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an urgent appeal to the United Nations over the alleged detention of a human rights defender and a project tracking official at BudgIT Nigeria, Moses ...
Renata Neder, a human rights adviser at Amnesty International, said that figures showed more activists killed in Brazil than any other country in The Americas. She also said the number of victims was increasing every year. According to the report, about 3,500 human rights activists have been murdered ...
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A Chinese court sentenced a human rights activist from Taiwan to five years in prison Tuesday for state subversion, the first time China has convicted a Taiwanese citizen of that crime. A video released by the Yueyang People's Intermediate Court in southern China's Hunan Province ...
activists and human rights campaigners in Zimbabwe fear a new crackdown that could roll back gains made during the eight-day crisis that ... "Just because [Mnangagwa] has wrestled power from the devil does not mean I see him as the messiah," said Patson Dzamara, whose activist brother Itai was ...
Eleven human rights activists -- nine Turks, a Swede and a German -- are scheduled to appear in court in Istanbul on Wednesday despite an international groundswell of condemnation over the Turkish government's decision to try them on charges of aiding terrorist organizations. Turkey has been under a ...
... a children's rights activist told the Center for human rights in Iran (CHRI). The activist, who specializes in defending the rights of children with ...
human rights activists are urging Ugandan officials to arrest Sudan President Omar al-Bashir, who is in Uganda for a three-day official visit, and ...
The report released by New York-based Human Rights Watch, based on ... Yang Teng, a Chinese gay rights activist, said a staff member at a private clinic in ... The scope of public activism by LGBT rights groups is restricted and the ... Despite that, activists say there has been some progress on LGBT rights, ...
The NOW! campaign, founded by 14 human rights organizations, calls for the ... farmers, and workers who were arrested for their peaceful activism. ... the crackdown of bloggers and activists in recent months and the harsh ...
human rights activists in The Philippines hope Jacinda Ardern's had even a slight hint of positive influence over the Philippines President.


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