Middle Eastern Countries Dominate List of Top Executioners in 2020, Amnesty International Reports

Four out of five of the world’s top executioners in 2020 were Middle Eastern countries, Amnesty International reported on April 21. According to the human rights organization’s annual death penalty report, Iran, Egypt, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia accounted for 88% …

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Myanmar State Television Airs Footage of Allegedly Tortured Political Prisoners

The Myanmar military-run television has broadcasted photos of arrested protesters who appeared to be beaten and tortured, over the weekend. “Emboldened through impunity. This junta uses torture as its policy,” local monitoring and rights group Assistance Association for Political Prisoners …

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Myanmar Security Forces Open Fire on Protesting Medics and Inside Mandalay Mosque

Myanmar security forces opened fire on protesting medical workers in Mandalay city on Thursday, local media reported.  The pro-democracy protest by medical workers led to a violent dispersal by the junta, according to the BBC’s Burmese-language service, as pro-democracy protesters …

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