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Ethiopia’s Axum Findings Ignore Massacre of Civilians

12/05 | Click to expand Image Priest on his way to church in Axum, Tigray region, Ethiopia on January 25, 2011. © 2011 Matjaz Krivic via Getty (...)

UN: Governments Should Urge Xinjiang Inquiry

12/05 | Click to expand Image A Chinese police officer guards the road near a “reeducation” camp in Yining, Xinjiang, September 4, 2018. © 2018 (...)

Blogger Jailed for 6.5 Years on Dubious Charges in Uzbekistan

11/05 | Click to expand Image © YouTube/Otabek Sattoriy An Uzbekistan court’s decision to jail Otabek Sattoriy, an independent blogger who has (...)

Important Progress for People with Disabilities in Armenia

11/05 | Click to expand Image A boy sits on a swing in the courtyard of an orphanage for children with disabilities, Yerevan, Armenia. © 2016 (...)

Nepal: Act to Avert Looming Covid-19 Disaster

10/05 | Click to expand Image A family member mourns next to the bodies of COVID-19 victims at a crematorium near Pashupatinath temple in (...)

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. (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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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 (...)

International Committee of the Red Cross Backs Killer Robot Ban

  13/05 | Click to expand Image An ambulance with a red cross and bullet holes is exhibited at the International Committee of the Red Cross in (...)

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Goes Beyond Mugabe in His Love for Power - Madhuku

  13/05 | [263Chat] National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) leader Professor Lovemore Madhuku says President Emmerson Mnangagwa has gone beyond (...)

Turkmenistan: Threats Against Relatives of Dissidents Abroad

  13/05 | Click to expand Image Rozybai Jumamadov, whose 14-year-old nephew and family were harassed and threatened by authorities in (...)

Liberia: Journalist for Human Rights Launches Mentoring Program to Combat Human Rights (...)

  13/05 | [FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- At least 15 Liberian journalists representing electronic and print media houses have converged in (...)
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