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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 ...



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