Rights watch

Rights watch

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

Israeli Palestinian lawyer faces charges after Gaza protest | DW

DW meets human rights lawyer Ahmad Khalefa, a Palestinian citizen of Israel who was arrested at a protest and charged with “incitement to terrorism”.

Ukrainian civil rights defender receives human rights award for documenting war crimes against children | Ukrainska Pravda

27-year-old Mariia Sulialina, head of the Ukrainian human rights organisation Almenda, was awarded the Civil Rights Defender Award 2024 in Sweden for recording evidence of war crimes against Ukrainian children.

Iranian women violently dragged from streets by police amid hijab crackdown | The Guardian

Harrowing first-hand accounts of women being dragged from the streets of Iran and detained by security services have emerged as human rights groups say country’s hijab rules have been brutally enforced since the country’s drone strikes on Israel on 13 April.

Evidence of torture as nearly 400 bodies found in Gaza mass graves | Al Jazeera

Mass graves found in two hospitals in the Gaza Strip containing 392 bodies, including those of women, children and the elderly, showed signs of torture and executions, officials in the enclave have said.

US accused of failing to act on reports of abuse by Israeli forces | The Guardian

The US state department has failed to act on internal reports of human rights abuses by Israeli army and police units, according to a new report, raising new questions over whether Washington’s continued supply of arms to Israel is breaking US law.

Burkina Faso army massacred 223 villagers in revenge attack - HRW | BBC News

More than 220 civilians, including at least 56 children, were massacred by Burkina Faso’s military in a single day this year, Human Rights Watch says.

US releases 2023 country reports on human rights practices | JURIST

The US Department of State released its annual country reports on Human Rights Practices on Monday, amidst the 75th anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

EU parliament to back ban on forced labour with eye on China | Al Jazeera

European Union lawmakers are set to vote to ban products made using forced labour under a new law that has China in its sights, risking tensions with Beijing.

What happens when activists are branded ‘terrorists’ in the Philippines? | Al Jazeera

Indigenous activists live from day to day as they try to hide from authorities and challenge designations in court.

Australian Muslim leaders call out ‘questionable law enforcement tactics’ that led to arrest of minors | The Guardian

Representatives of the Australian Muslim community have called out what they called “questionable law enforcement tactics” after seven minors were arrested and five of them charged with counter-terrorism-related offences this week.

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