Rights watch

Rights watch

A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.

Human rights lawyer in Israeli prison goes on hunger strike | The Guardian

A prominent Palestinian-French human rights lawyer has gone on hunger strike in protest against his imprisonment without charge by Israeli authorities for the last six months.

Chinese human rights lawyer Zhou Shifeng released after seven years in prison for subversion | South China Morning Post

Zhou Shifeng, the first Chinese rights lawyer to face trial during the nationwide crackdown on advocates and activists in 2015, has been released from prison after serving a seven-year sentence for subversion.

Vietnam rights lawyer barred from leaving country | Radio Free Asia

Vietnamese human rights lawyer Vo An Don and his family were stopped by police in Ho Chi Minh City this week from boarding a flight to New York, where they had hoped to apply for political asylum in the US.

Prosecutor quits case of 43 missing Mexican students amid new turmoil | The Washington Post

The prosecutor in charge of Mexico’s most notorious human rights case has quit, throwing into disarray the eight-year-old investigation into the disappearance of 43 students while raising questions about the authorities’ willingness to take on politicians and the military.

US: Migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard have filed a lawsuit against Gov. DeSantis | NPR

A civil rights law firm has filed a federal class action lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and others for transporting around 50 immigrants from San Antonio, Texas, to Martha’s Vineyard, without shelter or resources in place.

Video: Arrests and deaths mount in Iran protests | DW

Iranian officials say they’ve arrested more than 1,200 people in nationwide anti-government protests. Human-rights monitors say at least 76 people have died in the demonstrations, sparked by the death of a young woman in police custody.

Aung San Suu Kyi, Australian economic adviser jailed in Myanmar | Al Jazeera

Myanmar’s elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been found guilty of breaching the country’s official secrets act by a secretive military court, the latest in a string of convictions brought by the generals who removed her from office in a coup last year.

Human rights in Serbia are becoming a privilege, say experts | Euractiv

Human rights are becoming a privilege, and politicians have a responsibility to adopt guarantee the protection and rights of LGBTQI+ people, participants at the “More than a march – human rights in Serbia in the light of EuroPride” have said.

Denmark unveil World Cup ‘protest’ kits criticising Qatar’s human rights record | The Guardian

Denmark will wear shirts at the World Cup that criticise the human rights record of the host nation Qatar, with a black option unveiled to honour migrant workers who died during construction work for the finals tournament.

Over 1,700 environment activists killed in decade - report | BBC

An environmental activist has been killed every two days on average over the past decade, a new study shows.

Tunisia: political bloc condemns regime and warns against police state | Middle East Monitor

A political bloc of five parties in Tunisia has expressed its categorical rejection of the “coup authority’s” iron-fist policy and security solutions in the face of growing civil society movements and the regime’s apparent inability to address the economic crisis.

Lesotho reforms for stability hang in the balance ahead of elections | Daily Maverick

Lesotho citizens are going to the polls on 7 October amid uncertainty over the future of much-needed reforms that were declared null and void at the eleventh hour. Violence and brutality by security forces also threaten the elections, which over 50 political parties are contesting.

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