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.
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.
21-year-old Ruslan Sokolovsky is facing up to five years’ imprisonment for playing Pokémon Go in a chuch. Ruslan, a law student and blogger, filmed himself playing the game in a church in August. A few weeks later, he was arrested for allegedly causing offense with his youtube post. Call for the Russian authorities to free him and drop the charges.
Call on the Foreign Secretary to speak out for UK-Iranian nationals Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Kamal Foroughi, imprisoned in Iran. Both have been kept in isolation and denied basic legal rights by Iranian authorities. There are huge problems with their imprisonment. The Foreign Secretary must speak out.
Violence. Vandalism. Racist slogans on t-shirts. In recent months, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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