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Rights watch

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

‘It’s not human’: What a French doctor saw in Gaza as Israel invaded Rafah

When asked about the conditions of the hospitals he worked in, Dr Lahna is pained by the memories of the sick, wounded and dying.

The Cost of the Gulf’s Booming Business in Africa

Late last year, over 50 African leaders gathered in Riyadh for the first ever Saudi-Africa summit. Convened by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, it brought together a mélange of democrats and dictators, reformers and kleptocrats, young go-getters and long-ruling dinosaurs.

A monarchy reform activist in Thailand dies in detention after a monthslong hunger strike

A young activist in Thailand who went on a hunger strike after being jailed for advocating reform of the country’s monarchy system died Tuesday in a prison hospital, officials said.

Why Baloch Women in Pakistan Led an Unprecedented March

They were protesting against enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings in a remote province that has faced an insurgency for two decades.

Georgia protest against ‘Russian law’ draws tens of thousands in Tbilisi

Around 50,000 protesters marched through central Tbilisi on Saturday at a rally against a controversial foreign influence bill, dubbed “the Russian law”, and backed by the Georgian government. Critics say the bill is inspired by a law in Russia that has been used to clamp down on dissent.

China due to free vlogger who filmed Wuhan lockdown

The whereabouts of a Chinese citizen journalist jailed for covering the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic is still unknown a day after she was expected to have been released, having served her four year sentence.

UN-linked body defers NHRC-India accreditation for second year in a row

The decision could now affect India’s ability to vote at the Human Rights Council and some UNGA bodies.

US asylum policy violates international human rights and refugee law: Amnesty International

The mandatory use of CBP One to seek asylum in the United States violates the United States’ and Mexico’s international human rights and refugee law obligations, according to a report published by Amnesty International on Thursday.

In progressive Argentina, the LGBTQ+ community says president has turned back the clock

Some 105 transgender people have lost their civil service jobs in the last three months.

Fury and Usyk urged to speak about human rights as Saudi Arabia tightens grip on boxing

Amnesty International says boxing is part of kingdom’s sportswashing strategy.

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