Rights watch

Rights watch

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

Russian security forces search home of lawyer representing activist who died in prison | Meduza

Russian security officials have searched the home of Irina Gak, the lawyer who represented activist Anatoly Berezikov, who died in a prison in the country’s Rostov region last week.

Property firm cuts off power to home of recently evicted China rights lawyer, family | RFA

Authorities in Beijing have stepped up their harassment of rights attorney Wang Quanzhang and his family, cutting off power to their new apartment and forcing his wife and child to leave.

Rights groups concerned about Hejaaz Hizbullah not getting a fair trial | NewsWire

Several international lawyer associations and human rights organisations have raised concerns about the ongoing violations of fair trial rights in the ongoing trial of Sri Lankan lawyer and human rights defender Hejaaz Hizbullah.

Nigerian police release human rights lawyer Ayo Sogunro after overnight detention | Sahara Reporters

The Nigeria Police Force has released human rights lawyer Dr Ayo Sogunro over 18 hours after he was arrested by officers of the force from his hotel in Abuja.

Belarus human rights activist gets seven-year prison term for work documenting police crackdown | ABC

A court in Belarus has convicted a prominent human rights activist of “inciting social hatred” for her work documenting alleged police abuses against political opposition groups.

Tunisia frees journalist held after criticising penal code | Naharnet

A Tunisian journalist arrested after criticising a law that criminalizes insulting the head of state has been released.

Israel to compensate Palestinian human rights activist who was beaten by a soldier in Hebron | Haaretz

A Palestinian human rights activist who was beaten by an Israeli soldier in Hebron will be compensated by the Israeli government for the incident, in exchange for promising not to sue.

Biden will not ‘lecture’ Modi on human rights, says White House | Al Jazeera

US President Joe Biden has welcomed India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi for two days of talks that the White House sees as bolstering “one of the defining partnerships of our age”, despite continuing concerns about human rights in India.

Opponents of judicial overhaul gain ground in Israel lawyers’ vote | Middle East Monitor

Israelis opposed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposed overhaul of the judiciary gained ground on Wednesday with the election of one of their advocates to a post with a degree of clout over a key panel for selecting judges.

Afghanistan’s justice system in jeopardy as women lawyers forced to cease practice | JURIST

A legal scholar in Afghanistan explores the difficulties the country’s women lawyers face under Taliban rule.

Fifa urged to make human rights key consideration for World Cup 2030 host | The Independent

Fifa has been urged to make human rights a key consideration when they decide which countries host the 2030 World Cup.

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