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TUNIS: Human Rights Watch called on Morocco Tuesday to urgently re-examine the sentencing of an activist to five years in prison based on a confession that it said may have been coerced. El Mortada Iamrachen, a 31-year-old member of a protest movement in Morocco's neglected northern Rif region, ...
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 ...

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 ...
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.
Sources in Benghazi stated that dignity Operation militants released the Amazigh human rights activist, Rabea Al-Jayash, on Tuesday. An armed group, under the command of Dignity Operation led by Ali Al-Amrouni kidnapped Al- Jayash on December 27 for using the Amazigh language while participating ...
Part of this package would annul a senseless legal provision adopted in March 2017 that unfairly requires anti-corruption activists to publicly declare their personal income and assets or face prison, just as Ukraine's state officials must do. Repealing this law is a necessary and urgent step, because the ...

(New York) - The Vietnamese government should immediately drop all charges and release rights activists Vu Quang Thuan, Nguyen Van Dien, and Tran Hoang Phuc, Human Rights Watch said today. The first two were arrested in March and the latter in June 2017 for publishing material on the internet ...
(New York, January 30, 2018) - Two courageous and tireless advocates for human rights are the 2018 recipients of the prestigious Alison Des Forges Award for ... The winners, leading voices for justice in their countries, Hala Al-Dosari, a prominent women's rights activist in Saudi Arabia, and Ivan Pavlov, ...
Ramzan Kadyrov arrived in the Caucasus mountains to rows of people applauding him furiously. The leader of Chechnya had come for the official opening of the republic's first ski resort. As he's notoriously hard to get near to, that's where I'd come too - to question him on his human rights record.
Reports have surfaced from the embattled Xinjiang province of China claiming that Han Chinese security forces have imprisoned an estimated 120,000 members of the Uighur minority in "reeducation camps," nominally to stamp out radicalism in the Muslim ethnic group. Radio Free Asia (RFA), ...
(JTA) -- The City of New Orleans rescinded a recent resolution, celebrated by anti-Israel activists, that would have prohibited investment with human rights violators. Although the measure, passed 5-0 on January 11, did not mention Israel or the Palestinians, it was drafted by the New Orleans Palestinian ...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte dismissed human rights activists as "just a noisey bunch" in a conversation with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whose country is going through a crisis with 655,000 stateless Muslims fleeing to escape persecution. human rights groups also strongly condem Duterte's drug war ...
Dubai (Reuters) - A Saudi court has sentenced human rights activists Mohammad al-Otaibi and Abdullah al-Attawi to 14 and seven years in prison respectively, rights group Amnesty International reported on Thursday (Jan 25). The Saudi activists had faced charges including setting up an independent ...
"We are deeply dismayed by the court's refusal to release our friend and colleague, Oyub Titiev. The accusations against him are completely preposterous and based on what we believe to be fabricated evidence. "We demand his immediate and unconditional release. He is a prisoner of conscience, and a ...
(New York) - Vietnam should drop charges against human rights defender Hoang Duc Binh and another defendant, Nguyen Nam Phong, and immediately release them, Human Rights Watch said today. Criminal trials for the two men are scheduled for January 25, 2018, before the People's Court in Dien ...
Yemeni human rights activist Hisham Al-Omeisy missing for over 150 days ... The arrest and detention of Al-Omeisy is another example of the harassment and targeting of human rights defenders and journalists in Yemen as they attempt to draw attention to the ongoing conflict and strive to promote and ...
According to Oyub Titiev, the police planted drugs on him twice in one day. The first time they arrested him without eyewitnesses; realizing they would not be able to prove anything, the police took him back to the same place with the same bag containing something that looked like marihuana and arrested ...

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.
From 1990 until 2000, Peru was under the authoritarian right-wing rule of President Alberto Fujimori. About 2,000 kilometers away in Venezuela, leftist President Nicolas Maduro has held an ever-tightening grip on power in his country since 2013. Javier Torres sees many similarities between the two, even ...
Polk County, Oregon - A Polk County couple known for their work as human rights activists are facing child sex abuse charges. Court documents show that Matthew McDaniel molested a 16-year-old girl between 2014-and-2017. The girl says the 59-year-old tied her up and beat her until she performed sex ...
Indonesian prosecutors are seeking a seven-year prison sentence for an environmental activist for allegedly raising pro-communist banners while ... Those targeted were suspected members of the Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) and ethnic Chinese, as well as trade unionists, teachers, activists, and ...
There were 312 human rights defenders killed in 27 countries last year, according to a new report. Two-thirds of those killed were activists working on issues of land, environmental and indigenous peoples' rights, while 80 per cent of killings took place in just four countries - Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and the ...
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 pardoning of political prisoners and the closure of a prison where he may have been detained and tortured. Andy Tsege, 62, was abducted by ...
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" ...
Chinese human rights activist Wu Gan Sentenced To 8 Years In prison. Wu said he was "grateful" to China's ruling party for being granted "this lofty honor." By Sebastian Murdock ...
Earlier this week, the defense minister, Luis Carlos Villegas, said authorities are working to bring those responsible to justice. Across The Americas, rights activists are being increasingly targeted, the UN has said. Last year, three out of four recorded murders of human rights defenders worldwide took place ...
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 ...
"She thought nuclear weapons were insanity," said her friend and fellow Quaker activist David Hartsough, who said he was proud to be arrested with her several times. "She didn't just want to pray about it. She wanted to do something." A native of Geneva, N.Y., Graves was a director of nursing homes for ...
"Mohammad bin Salman's reputation is tarnished by his justice system's relentless campaign against government critics and human rights activists," said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. "Saudi Arabia should never have jailed al-Oteibi and al-Attawi on spurious charges, ...
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 ...
Yahya Assiri is a Saudi human-rights activist and prominent critic of his country's regime. ... His NGO, ALQST, which is a Quranic term meaning "justice", uses an underground network of activists in Saudi Arabia to update on developments there, ... Activists at that time started doing real human rights work.
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 ...
A 60-year-old human rights activist in Chechnya faces up to 10 years in prison on drug possession charges that critics have said were trumped up by ... Russian human rights activists said the charges are an attempt to stamp out criticism of Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-installed leader of Chechnya.
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 ...
The National Commission for human rights in Libya (NCHRL) has strongly condemned the arbitrary detention of Benghazi human rights activist ... violence, threats and incitement against journalists, civil society activists, human rights defenders and women activists by armed groups affiliated with "the ...
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.
Chinese human rights activist Wu Gan Sentenced To 8 Years In prison. Wu said he was "grateful" to China's ruling party for being granted "this lofty honor." By Sebastian Murdock ...
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, ...
Earlier this week, the defense minister, Luis Carlos Villegas, said authorities are working to bring those responsible to justice. Across The Americas, rights activists are being increasingly targeted, the UN has said. Last year, three out of four recorded murders of human rights defenders worldwide took place ...
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 ...
activists have accused Emirati officials of refusing to address criticism of the UAE's human rights record and storming out of a UN organised meeting with civil society groups. rights groups presented Emirati officials with evidence of alleged abuses happening in the country at the UN Universal Periodical ...
human rights Activist: 'EU Knew All Along About Libyan authorities' crimes' ... on Brussels' complicity in the torture and abuse of migrants by the Libyan coastguard, human rights and migration expert Paolo Cuttitta told Sputnik there was nothing surprising in the human rights watchdog's findings.
Kuala Lumpur: The High Court here today struck out an appeal by the prosecution and a cross-appeal by human rights activist Lena Rasathi Hendry against the RM10,000 fine meted out on the woman for screening a documentary on the Sri Lankan civil war that had not been approved by the ...
Human Rights Watch's Ida Sawyer calls the arrest part of a "broader crackdown" on rights activists and journalists in the East African nation. Nibitanga has worked for the Association for the Protection of human rights and Detained Persons. There was no immediate comment from Burundian authorities.
Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | Robert Kirenga, the Executive Director National Coalition of human rights Defenders Uganda spoke to the Independent's Flavia Nassaka about his perspective on the international human rights defenders day and general human rights situation in the country.
Vietnamese bloggers, activists Honored on International human rights Day ... In May, jailed human rights attorney and activist Nguyen Van Dai, a founding member of the group, received an award in absentia from the German Association of judges, the Deutscher Richterbund, honoring him for his work 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 ...


 

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