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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The move has widely been viewed--among both domestic and international activists--as yet another attempt to curb freedom of speech online ...
Last week, on the 18th of October, it was reported that 13 people were arrested in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for allegedly "promoting ...
... rights Commission Demands Answers on Colombia Campesino, Activist Deaths ... The Inter-American human rights Commission is set to hold two ... More specifically, the assaults and killings of activists in rural areas.
Harare - Zimbabwean human rights activists, opposition parties and war veterans say the newly-established Ministry of Cyber Security, ...
GENEVA -- A United Nations human rights panel has told China that it wrongfully arrested three prominent human rights activists accused of ...
The United Nations has demanded that China should immediately release prominent human rights activists from detention and pay them ...
Rev. Eldon Hay, wearing his trademark rainbow hat, speaks during a 2013 Rainbow Flag raising event in Sackville.
The controversial trial of Myanmar human rights activist Khaing Myo Htun ended at a Sittwe courthouse yesterday with a conviction and an ...
The government has jailed hundreds of political activists, including several human rights lawyers, and closed down opposition parties.
Hong Kong (AFP) - A British human rights activist who has criticised ... with British politicians for the young activists when they visited London.
PACE Criticizes Azerbaijan On human rights, Justice System ... human rights defenders, political activists, journalists, and bloggers," although ...
An Egyptian human rights activist recognised with a prestigious ... 37, is one of several Egyptian human rights activists banned from travel over ...
The Trinidadians who the human rights Watchgroup discovered in an Iraqi detention camp last month comprised a family of two sisters and ...
British human rights activist refused entry to Hong Kong ... trying to visit (the three activists) in prison, and that is what alarmed them," he said.
Minneapolis (WCCO) -- Caring and Resilient. Those are two words that come to mind when people talk about Lillian Lazenberry Martin.
Egyptian Activist Receives a Top human rights Award ... rights amid the government's escalating harassment and intimidation of activists.
A Turkish prosecutor on Sunday called for close to a dozen individuals, including German human rights activist Peter Steudtner and Swedish citizen Ali Gharavi, ...
(Bishkek) - Uzbekistan freed a human rights defender and a journalist, ... He was arrested on April 29, 2006, alongside another rights activist, ...


 

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