Rights watch

Rights watch

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

Kremlin foe Navalny’s lawyers to remain in detention at least through mid-March, Russian court rules | ABC

A Moscow court extended on Thursday pre-trial detentions for three lawyers who once represented imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The three were arrested in October on charges of participating in an extremist group, a case widely seen as a means to ramp up pressure on the politician.

Jimmy Lai’s lawyer says rape threats precede public events | Radio Free Asia

Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai’s legal team and son are being harassed with death and rape threats to discourage advocacy for the jailed pro-democracy businessman, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Alberto Fujimori, Peru’s divisive former president, released from jail | The Guardian

Alberto Fujimori, Peru’s former strongman leader, was freed from jail after a ruling from the country’s highest court granted him a humanitarian pardon, despite a request from the regional Inter-American Court of Human Rights to delay his release.

Human rights activist ‘in limbo’ over EU corruption probe | FT

A released suspect in the Qatargate investigation into corruption in the European parliament says he is “in limbo” and his human rights charity in danger of folding because of reputational damage from the probe.

Palestinians detained by Israel in Gaza blindfolded, stripped to underwear | Al Jazeera

At least 100 Palestinian men detained by Israeli forces have been stripped to their underwear, blindfolded and made to kneel on a street in northern Gaza, according to images and videos widely circulated on social media and confirmed by the Israeli army.

UN envoy paints a grim scene of human rights in Algeria | The New Arab

A UN envoy to Algeria has released a grim report on human rights in the North African state after meeting with several local activists, journalists, and human rights defenders.

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