Zeinab was 15 when she left her family to marry Hossein. Soon after, Hossein started beating Zeinab – she asked for a divorce, but he refused. She told police, but they ignored her. After an unfair trial, Zeinab faces execution for the murder of her abusive husband – a crime she says she did not commit.
What we are witnessing in Syria is one of the greatest humanitarian crises of the 21st century. The slaughter in Aleppo is happening before our eyes. The children under the rubble, their screams, their terror are played on our screens every day. The UK must not sit on the sidelines any longer.
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.
Imagine having to represent yourself in court. Now imagine you’re fighting for custody of your child in a legal system you don’t understand. This is reality for thousands of people across the UK every year. Government cuts to legal aid are denying you your right to access justice – and vulnerable people are being hit hardest.
Violence. Vandalism. Assaults. 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.
We’ve uncovered horrific evidence that the Sudanese government has used chemical attacks and military assaults against its own people in Darfur. We’re determined to expose the full scale of these crimes, but we need your help. Join our online investigators now to search satellite imagery for remote villages and evidence of attacks.
Ten people in Indonesia are at high risk of being executed, after four of their fellow prisoners were killed by firing squad in July. All of them were charged with drug-related crimes after unfair trials, and some of them still have active appeals for clemency pending. Ask Indonesia's president to stop the executions.
Thousands of people have been killed in the Philippines in the last few months. 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.
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