Rights watch

Rights watch

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

Ailing Chinese rights lawyer Li Yuhan jailed for six-and-a-half years | Radio Free Asia

Chinese authorities have given a six-and-a-half year prison term to human rights lawyer Li Yuhan for “fraud” and “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble” – a charge often used to target peaceful critics of the ruling Communist Party.

Family of Russian woman threaten to murder human rights lawyer if she doesn’t return | Meduza

Relatives of a 28-year-old woman who fled Ingushetia with help from the human rights group Team Against Torture, are threatening to kill Magomed Alamov, a lawyer for the group, and his family if Yandiyeva does not return home within a week.

China to tighten its state secrets law in biggest revision in a decade | South China Morning Post

All state employees with access to classified information will be banned from travelling overseas without prior approval – and even for a period after they leave the job or retire – under a draft revision of China’s state secrets law.

South Korea court upholds ban on gay sex in the military | BBC News

South Korea’s constitutional court has upheld a law banning same-sex relations in the military, in what activists have called a setback for LGBT rights.

‘Double standards’ undermine EU legitimacy in Global South: Human Rights Watch chief | Euronews

The European Union’s “double standards” on human rights could erode the bloc’s legitimacy in the Global South, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, Tirana Hassan, told Euronews.

Chilean national wanted in killing of Victor Jara in custody after US citizenship revoked | CNN

A Chilean national who’s been wanted in that country in the killing of leftist singer-songwriter Victor Jara 50 years ago is now in custody in Florida.

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