A state of emergency following the failed coup attempt. Reports of the torture, rape and starvation of detainees, arrested on dubious grounds. Academics and journalists arrested en masse. Schools shut down. The possible return of the death penalty. People's rights across the board are under attack in Turkey.
Hundreds of people have been killed in the Philippines in the last six weeks. The country’s new president is running a ‘war on drugs’ that involves a deadly crackdown on anyone believed to be connected to the drugs trade. He has suggested there might be monetary rewards for those who murder people and is seemingly encouraging the police to kill.
The headline we’re all-too-familiar with: 'civilian killed by police in the US – circumstances questionable'. More often than not, the victim is black. Call on US lawmakers to reform police use of lethal force before another civilian is needlessly killed.
Violence. Vandalism. Racist slogans on t-shirts. In recent weeks, reports of hate crimes in the UK have increased. Local leaders must condemn these actions immediately and do everything in their power to make people safe and welcome.
10 people are at imminent risk of execution, after four of their fellow prisoners were killed by firing squad last week. All of them have been charged with drug-related crimes after unfair trials, and some of them have active appeals for clemency pending. Ask Indonesia's president to step in and stop the executions.
Baby Whitney and 9-year-old Harry are some of the latest victims of a growing brutal trend: they were abducted and murdered for their body parts, because they were born with albinism.
Thousands more people are at risk of being hunted for their bones and body parts, to be used in witchcraft. Call on the government to protect them.
The Olympic host country is experiencing an epidemic of police brutality. Police forces have been using excessive force to hurt and kill the civilians they are supposed to protect. One in five homicides in Rio last year was committed by the police. Call for police forces to be held to account.
There is a near-total ban on abortion in Northern Ireland, even in cases of rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormality. Women face life imprisonment for a health service freely provided on the NHS everywhere else in the UK. This Victorian-era law must be brought into the 21st century.
Allegations that Vodafone is giving GCHQ access to their networks for mass surveillance. Or that BT is facilitating drone strikes in Yemen. When UK companies are suspected of causing or contributing to human rights abuses, the government is refusing the investigate complaints against them. Sign the petition to make this change.
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