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KATHMANDU: Thirty-four Human Rights activists have been detained for staging a sit-in at Baluwatar, in front of the Prime Minister's official residence, on Sunday. The group staged protests at ... Noted rights activist Krishna Pahadi, among others, was taken into custody by the police. 'Reports' of the newly ...
A Kaplan Test Prep survey finds that 76 percent of future college students are more interested in topics regarding politics, human rights and activism than they were two years ago. Such data is no surprise given the current heightened political atmosphere, said University of Connecticut professor in human ...

Those charged include Ejlal Ghavami, the spokesman for the Human Rights Organization of Kurdistan, and Kurdish civil rights activist Dana Seyed-Abbasi. Others who have been summoned include Sabah Hassani, Hashem Hesami, Hiva Yousefi, Soleiman Abdi, Mohammad Abedi, Ali Hosseini, Mozaffar ...
“The Russian government needs to provide protection and put a stop to the violent campaign against activists who risk their lives to shed light on appalling human rights abuses in the region.” The Memorial Human Rights Center director Oleg Orlov, and the analyst for the Hot Spots Program at Memorial, ...
GENEVA — The resolution passed by the United Nations' top human rights body on Friday seemed innocuous, if obscurely worded in places. Without specifying any immediate action, it called for “a community of shared future for human beings” and “mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of human ...
Marielle Franco was a human rights activist and favela-community resident who recently was chosen by the city's legislature to monitor the military intervention issued by President Michel Temer for the state of Rio de Janeiro. Brazil, Rio de Janeiro,Councilwoman Marielle Franco was killed on Wednesday ...

This year, International Women's Day comes at a pivotal moment, and with a wave women's activism – from the #MeToo movement to #TimesUp and beyond – exposing the deep-seated oppression and discrimination, the United Nations is urging the world to stand with rural and urban women activists to ...
What the presidential administration proposed was two draft laws that would rightly drop the declaration requirement for anti-corruption activists but, surprisingly, add ... The visit of EU diplomat Federica Mogherini is a unique occasion to make good on his commitment to human rights and fix those mistakes.
It has been a year since Ruth Alicia Lopez Guisao, a rights activist in Colombia, was assassinated by unidentified gunmen. ... Despite Colombia's programs to protect activists, the number of murdered human rights activists has increased after the signing of the 2016 peace accord with the Fuerzas Armadas ...
MANILA, Philippines – A human rights group urged United Nations (UN) independent experts to investigate and issue statements and recommendations against the “unacceptable open threats” by President Rodrigo Duterte against human rights workers in the Philippines. In the letters sent to UN special ...
Nevertheless, the organization found that a growing resistance movement of both first-time and seasoned activists provides real hope of reversing the slide towards oppression and fear. Amnesty International´s annual report, The State of the World's Human Rights, assesses the human rights situation in ...
A firebrand activist and extremely outspoken advocate for oppressed, Jahangir was a trailblazer in Pakistan who went on to co-found the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan in 1987. She was an integral part of the lawyers' movement that led to ousted military dictator Pervez Musharaf in 2007, ushering ...
And then after that, we moved to Pakistan [and] really big things happened: 9/11, the invasion of Afghanistan, the lawyers' movement, and Asma Jahangir had been one of the main figures in speaking against human rights violations at that time. And she sometimes seemed to be the only woman at the ...
Jahangir's fierce determination for fighting for human rights in Pakistan was exemplified by a series of firsts. She was the first female leader of the country's Supreme Court bar association, and, along with her sister, set up the country's first free legal aid center as well as the Human Rights Commission of ...
Today's brutal assault on Sirazhutdin Datsiev, the head of the Human Rights Centre Memorial's office in Dagestan, North Caucasus, is the latest in a spate of troubling attacks on individuals associated with Memorial, Amnesty International said today. According to an eyewitness, Mr Datsiev was outside his ...
(New York) – Vietnam should drop all charges against the pro-democracy activist Nguyen Viet Dung and release him immediately, Human Rights Watch ... In May 2016, when he was visiting fellow activists in Ho Chi Minh City, a group of men in civilian clothes assaulted him and took him to a police station.
“It is a reminder of the incredible obstacles faced by those who are striving to defend the basic rights of the Egyptian people. “Instead of abducting those who stand up for the rights of others, the Egyptian authorities must protect these activists and facilitate their work. “They must disclose any information they ...

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 ...



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