14 Jan 2021

Europe’s rights court accepts Ukraine case against Russia

On Thursday, Europe’s top human rights court agreed to view Ukraine’s complaint against alleged human rights violations in the Crimean Peninsula. The Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights decided Ukraine’s case against Russia has enough evidence and can be considered. It is unclear when the court will issue a verdict.

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04 Dec 2020

Egypt Frees Human Rights Advocates After International Pressure

After three weeks of international pressure, Egypt has authorized the release of three well known human rights advocates. The release occurred yesterday, and free three Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights employees; Mohammed Basheer, Gasser Abdel Razek, and Karim Ennarah. The three individuals were members of a well known civil rights

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20 Nov 2020

UN condemns detention of human rights advocates in Egypt

The UN’s human rights agency has publicly condemned Egypt’s arrest of three members of a top rights group, calling the arrests human rights violations. The UN also accused Egypt of targeting activities to promote a weak civil society. The arrested men include Gasser Abdel-Razek, the head of the Egyptian Initiative

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20 Jul 2020

UK to make changes to extradition treaty with Hong Kong

Britain’s government is planning to make changes in its extradition arrangements with Hong Kong as of Today following an escalation of tensions between China and the UK amid the implementation of China’s new national security law. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has repeatedly expressed his concerns alongside other leaders that the

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29 May 2020

New report alleges killings, mass detentions in Ethiopia

A recent report released by Amnesty International alleges that Ethiopia’s security forces have partaken in extrajudicial killings and mass detentions despite the country’s prime minister received the Nobel Peace Prize. The report was published on Friday and claims that security forces killed at least 25 people in East Guji and

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15 Jan 2020

China’s government poses a ‘global threat to human rights,’ report finds

The NGO Human Rights Watch has released a statement claiming that the Chinese government poses a global threat to human rights. In the NGO’s annual report, it stated that the Chinese government is carrying out an intensive attack on the global system for enforcing human rights, after evaluating nearly 100

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15 Jan 2020

‘Staggering number’ of human rights defenders killed in Colombia, the UN says

In Colombia, human rights activists and leaders within organizations revolving around human rights violations are being killed at an alarming rate, according to a recent statement made by the United Nations human rights agency. The UN urged the Colombian government to take action against the attacks on leaders who are

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25 Nov 2019

Secret documents reveal how China mass detention camps work

A collection of recently leaked highly classified Chinese government documents referred to as the China cables sheds light on what goes on inside Chinese mass detention camps for Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities. While the Chinese government claims that people receive voluntary job training at the facilities, the China

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10 Oct 2019

Moroccan Activist Says NSO’s Elite Spy Tools Hacked His iPhone

A new report by Amnesty International accuses Israeli spyware vendor NSO Group of providing the Moroccan government with cyber espionage tools that were used to target a freedom of expression activist and a human rights lawyer in the country. The targets both received text messages containing malicious links that would

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08 Oct 2019

US blacklists 8 Chinese tech companies over human rights issues

The US Commerce Department has added 8 Chinese firms and 20 Chinese government agencies to its list of foreign entities that are considered a security risk, which means that US firms aren’t allowed to do business with those entities. The US “entity list” is the result of an executive order

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