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Killing Schoolgirls in Afghanistan

10/05 | Scenes from Sayed ul-Shuhada High School in Kabul, Afghanistan, where as many as 85 people including many schoolgirls were killed in an (...)

Attack on Ex-Maldives’ President Shows Cost of Impunity

10/05 | Click to expand Image Maldivian police officers secure the area following a blast in Male, Maldives, Thursday, May 6, 2021. (...)

Europe: Redouble Efforts to End Violence Against Women

10/05 | (Berlin) – Council of Europe member states should reinforce efforts to combat violence against women by swiftly ratifying and carrying (...)

Middle East/North Africa: End Violent Punishment of Children

10/05 | Click to expand Image © 2020 Dadu Shin for Human Rights Watch (Beirut) – Governments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) should (...)

UAE: Foreign Debtor Trapped in Dire Circumstances

10/05 | Click to expand Image UAE flag with Dubai skyline © 2019 Getty Images (Beirut) – United Arab Emirates authorities have barred an Iranian (...)

Thailand: Land Rights Activist Gunned Down

8/05 | Click to expand Image Somsak Ochuenjit © 2020 Private (New York) – Thai authorities should immediately investigate the killing of Somsak (...)

Japan’s Ruling Party LGBT Bill Falls Short

7/05 | Click to expand Image Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, May 7, 2021. © 2021 AP (...)

Raid in Rio de Janeiro Leaves 28 Dead

7/05 | Click to expand Image Activists and relatives of victims shout slogans and demand justice the day after a deadly police operation in (...)

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Cameroon: Rights Group Condemns Jail Term for Transgender Women

14/05 | [VOA] Yaounde, Cameroon -- Rights activists in Cameroon have condemned a five-year jail sentence given to two transgender women for (...)

Kenya: Fears Grow for Kenyan Labour Activist Detained in Qatar

14/05 | [AI London] Kenyan national Malcolm Bidali was detained after giving presentation to gathering of trade union and civil rights groups (...)

Benin: Govt Must Act to Protect LGBTI People After Attack On Trans Women - Amnesty (...)

14/05 | [AI London] Three transgender women assaulted after being lured to a bar in capital Cotonou Videos of attack posted on social media and (...)

Mozambique: Palma Rescue Attempts Jeopardized By Racial Discrimination - New Survivors' (...)

14/05 | [AI London] White contractors airlifted to safety before local Black people Hotel manager took two dogs on rescue helicopter, leaving (...)

Congo-Kinshasa: Tshisekedi Brushes Off Criticism Over Generals With Bloody (...)

14/05 | [Nation] Democratic Republic of Congo President, Félix Tshisekedi, has rebuffed criticism of past human rights abuses allegedly (...)

Thailand: Covid-19 Outbreaks in Prisons

14/05 | Click to expand Image In this photo released by the Department of Corrections, COVID-19 prisoners sit inside a field hospital set up at (...)
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