Rights watch

Rights watch

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

Israel strike that killed 106 people in Gaza ‘apparent war crime’: Probe

Human Rights Watch says 54 children among dead in ‘unlawful’ attack on residential building on October 31.

Taliban edict to resume stoning women to death met with horror

Afghan regime’s return to public stoning and flogging is because there is ‘no one to hold them accountable’ for abuses, say activists

Thailand’s Bid for a Seat on the UN Human Rights Council is Poorly Timed

The diplomatic push has not been matched by sufficient improvements in the country’s own human rights record.

UN rights council takes a stand against intersex discrimination

The UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution Thursday on tackling discrimination against intersex persons, despite opposition from several countries to the terminology used.

I Was Shot in Both Eyes and Blinded—I’m Still Protesting

I’ve participated in protests before. We used to protest every day in Chile, but then they started taking place just on Fridays. In fact, I was shot on a Friday.

Iran’s Persecution Of Baha’i ‘Crime Against Humanity’, Says Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch has branded the systematic persecution of Baha’is in Iran as a “crime against humanity”.

S. Korean envoy stresses NK children exposed to ‘egregious’ human rights violations

South Korea’s top envoy to the U.N. expressed concerns Wednesday over “egregious” human rights violations facing children in North Korea, including what he called the death penalty for distributing South Korean dramas.

Georgia’s ruling party brings back disputed Russia-style ‘foreign agent’ law

Efforts to tighten restrictions on civil society and campaigners led to widespread protests last year.

South Africa campaign calls on Amnesty International to demand rights for Abdullah Ocalan

The Kurdish Human Rights Action Group in South Africa and Judge Esa Musa campaign for Amnesty International to intervene in Abdullah Öcalan’s imprisonment conditions.

Oscar Alejandro Pérez: YouTuber released after ‘terrorism arrest’

A Venezuelan YouTuber who uploads travel videos has been released after being held for 32 hours following his arrest at Caracas airport on Sunday.

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