Human Rights

Italy’s premier testifies in Salvini migrant case

January 29, 2021

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte testified Thursday in a judicial case against League party leader Matteo Salvini, who is accused of illegally detaining migrants at sea two years ago while he was interior minister.Amid a political crisis that wil…

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ICC: Initial hearing of CAR warlord adjourned

January 28, 2021

The International Criminal Court (ICC) adjourned the trial of a Central African Republic warlord Thursday for technical reasons.“The initial appearance hearing of suspect Mahamat Said Abdel Kani has adjourned for technical reasons and will resume tomor…

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Turkey: 17 FETO terror suspects get prison time

January 18, 2021

A Turkish court on Monday handed down jail terms to 17 suspected members of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) for orchestrating the 2016 defeated coup.They were accused of attempting to take control of the intelligence department and prevent i…

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Egypt seizes assets of 89 Muslim Brotherhood figures

January 18, 2021

An Egyptian court has ruled the seizure and confiscation of assets of 89 Muslim Brotherhood members, including late Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.The state-owned daily Akhbar al-Youm said: “The Court for Urgent Matters in Cairo ordered the seizure o…

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UN voices concern over escalation in Yemen’s Hudaydah

January 3, 2021

The UN Mission Support the Hudaydah Agreement (UNMHA) expressed concern on Sunday over reports of aerial activity in the coastal Yemeni province. The escalation followed “a period of increased aerial activity, civilian casualties, and growing ceasefire violations in the governorate”, UNMHA said on Twitter. “The Mission is closely monitoring the situation and engaging in a […]

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Ethiopia: Human rights abuses after singer’s killing

January 2, 2021

The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said Friday it found crimes against humanity were committed by individuals and groups who participated in violence and the security crisis in the Oromia Region following the death of musician Hachalu Hundessa. “EHRC visited over 40 different localities in the Oromia Region over the course of several days as […]

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Twitter locks official handle of a Kashmiri weekly

January 2, 2021

The Twitter account of multimedia magazine KashmirWalla was locked by the social media company after it tweeted one of its stories in August about regional police attacks against a Shia mourners procession, its owner said Friday. The story, “They attacked women, children, Kashmir’s pellet riddled muharram procession,” was reported Aug. 29 and detailed how women, […]

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Women rights activist gunned down in Afghanistan

December 25, 2020

A prominent female rights activist was gunned down in Afghanistan on Thursday as a string of such attacks continue to cause panic in the war-ravaged country.   The country’s Interior Ministry confirmed Fareshta Kohistani was targeted in the Kohistan district of Kapisa province by unknown gunmen riding a motorcycle.   District Governor Hamza Khan told […]

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