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Pakistan Watchdog Blasts Country Over Rights Record

Pakistan's leading watchdog slammed on Monday the nation's deteriorating human rights record, highlighting extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances across the turbulent country.

UN: Rights of ‘Hundreds of Thousands’ Abused in Turkey

The protracted state of emergency in Turkey has caused serious human rights abuses against "hundreds of thousands of people."

Iran’s Revolutionary Courts: 38 Years of Unfair Trials and Arbitrary Executions

The reform of the Iranian judicial system may be the key to improving the situation with human rights in the country.

Egyptian Laws Punishing Rape Insufficiently Help Victims of Violence

Sexual violence, a significant legal and social problem in Egypt, has been a growing phenomenon over the past decade. It has been trivially tackled by the Egyptian criminal justice system.

Pashtuns Call for Justice After Years of Ethnic Targeting in Pakistan

The cold-blooded extrajudicial killing of a young ethnic Pashtun in Pakistan’s largest city of Karachi last month moved hundreds of thousands of his community members.

UN Condemns ‘Surge’ of Juvenile Offender Executions in Iran

The rate of juvenile offenders executed in Iran has surged this year, the United Nations said, demanding an "immediate halt" in death sentences. 

Disability Act Rollback Will be Devastating for Disabled Americans

H.R. 620, misleadingly named the “ADA Education and Reform Act,” would significantly roll back the civil rights advances made by the bipartisan Americans with Disabilities Act.

With US in Retreat, Growing Calls on EU to Lead in...

At a time when Trump's America retreats from the world and promoting human rights, the E.U. has not yet reacted to this geopolitical shift.

Saudi Jails Two Human Rights Defenders: Amnesty International

Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been a critic of human rights despite optimism that he would turn Saudi Arabia's track record as a rights abuser around.

Rights Groups Fear for Bahraini Activist Rajab’s Health

International rights groups said they fear for the health behind bars of Bahrain's most high-profile activist, Nabeel Rajab.

EU Envoy Calls on China to Release Swedish Book Publisher

The EU's ambassador to China urged Beijing on Wednesday to "immediately" release a Swedish book publisher arrested for a second time.

Russians Gather to Commemorate Death of Activists Killed by Neo-Nazis

In 2009, neo-fascists killed Russian human rights lawyer Markelov and journalist Baburova. Nine years later, people still gather in Moscow to remember them.

China Detains Rights Lawyer After Calling for Constitutional Reform

Prominent Chinese rights lawyer Yu Wensheng was detained today by police after he recently called for constitutional reforms.

Russian Rights Group Leader Arrested in Chechnya

Oyub Titiyev, a leader of the prominent Russian human rights group Memorial was suddenly arrested on Tuesday. The Organization is "extremely concerned."

Family of Murdered Sri Lanka Editor Seeks Justice

Journalist Lasantha Wickrematunga was murdered nine years ago. Politicians have vowed to bring the perps to justice, however no one has yet been prosecuted.

China Puts Tibetan Language Advocate on Trial for Subversion

A Tibetan who has waged a campaign to preserve his region's ancestral language was put on trial in China, on Thursday, for inciting separatism. Tashi...

Chinese Activist Jailed for 8 Years After Major Crackdown

China sentenced activist Wu Gan, known by the online pseudonym "Super Vulgar Butcher," to eight years in prison Tuesday.

UN Rights Chief to Step Down Over ‘Geo-Political Context’

UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said he would not seek another mandate "in the current geo-political context."

Rise in Gay Tourism Highlights Legal Pressure on China’s LGBTQ+ Community

The number of LGBTQ+ tourists from China is on the rise as the underground 'pink economy' thrives, but the gay community is still under pressure.

Indonesia Urged to Give Justice to Victims of the 1965 Massacre

It was almost half a century ago but Bedjo Untung still remembers the details of his time in the prisons of Indonesia’s capital city, where he was held for years without trial.

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