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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

human rights

European Top Human Rights Court to Investigate Ukraine’s Complaint against Russia

The leading European human rights court announced on Thursday that it has partially allowed the Ukrainian government’s case regarding its allegations against Russia’s potential...

Turkish Top Court Rules Osman Kavala’s Rights to Liberty Were Not Violated

Turkey’s top court on Tuesday ruled that high-profile human rights defender Osman Kavala’s detention for over three years without conviction had not violated his...

Saudi Women’s Right Activist Sentenced to Nearly Six Years in Prison

A Saudi court on Dec. 28 has sentenced women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to five years and eight months in prison under broad counter-terrorism...

Afghan Women’s Rights Activist and Brother Fatally Shot in Kapisa Province

Unknown gunmen on motorbike fatally shot an Afghan women’s rights activist and her brother in northern Kapisa province on Thursday, an Interior Ministry official...

Europe’s Top Human Rights Court Orders Turkey to Release Kurdish Politician

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ordered Turkey on Dec. 22 to immediately release Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtaş from prison, finding that...

Saudi Prosecutor Seeks Maximum Jail Term for Women’s Rights Activist Loujain al-Hathloul

Saudi Arabia’s prosecutor is now seeking a maximum jail term of 20 years for prominent women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, on Wednesday. Saudi Arabia’s...

IOC Accused of Disregarding China Human Rights Violations for 2022 Beijing Games

An organization that has represented the ethnic minorities in China has been accusing the International Olympic Committee of not tending to the widespread and...

ICC Chief Prosecutor Sees “Reasonable Basis” to Believe Venezuelan Regime Committed Crimes Against Humanity

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor said on Monday afternoon she believes there is a “reasonable basis” to believe that the socialist regime of...

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