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Oct 25 2021 9:31 am
Hong Kong: Amnesty International to close offices amid rising threat of government reprisals

Two Amnesty International offices in Hong Kong: local section focused on human rights education and regional office carries out research, advocacy and campaigning work National security law passed...

Oct 24 2021 9:06 pm
Qatar: David Beckham must use World Cup Ambassador role to focus world on human rights abuses off the pitch

‘We urge [David Beckham] to learn about the deeply concerning human rights situation in Qatar and be prepared to speak out about it’ - Sacha Deshmukh Commenting on reports that David Beckham has...

Oct 24 2021 1:48 pm
UK: Richard Ratcliffe begins hunger strike outside Foreign Office

Husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is demanding urgent action from Government over his wife’s continued detention in Iran His daughter Gabriella, MPs and other supporters expected to attend protest...

Oct 22 2021 4:09 pm
Israel: designation of Palestinian rights organisations as 'terrorist' groups condemned

Six Palestinian civil society organisations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory labelled ‘terrorist’ groups under 19 October military order Even publicly expressing support for the groups is now...

Oct 21 2021 4:20 pm
UK: Help for Afghan refugees 'moving at a snail's pace'

Lack of safe and legal routes for Afghans to reach the UK and other countries - new report Draconian Nationality and Borders Bill puts Afghans at risk of prosecution, and life-threatening maritime...

Oct 20 2021 9:03 pm
Poland: 17 Afghans violently pushed back to Belarus by authorities at border

The people, including at least one minor, have been stuck at border since August European Court of Human Rights ordered Poland to provide group with food, water, clothing, medical care and temporary...

Oct 20 2021 12:56 pm
Nigeria: One year since #EndSARS protests, no justice for victims of police brutality

Not one security officer has been prosecuted for the torture and killings of peaceful #EndSARS protesters Judicial panels set up to investigate abuses have made little progress “[This] is yet another...

Oct 18 2021 6:04 pm
Bangladesh: Wave of anti-Hindu attacks must be fully investigated by authorities

Seven people killed and hundreds injured in clashes that broke out across the country last week Protection of Hindus and others must be guaranteed amid ongoing violence ‘The state has failed in its...

Oct 18 2021 2:45 pm
Covid-19: Censorship and misinformation having 'devastating' impact on global health crisis

New report outlines how governments are using legislation to silence journalists and media outlets China, Russia, Philippines, Nicaragua and Tanzania among the many countries censoring journalists...

Oct 18 2021 12:01 am
Sri Lanka: Alarming rise in state-sanctioned violence and discrimination against Muslims - new report

Sri Lanka’s Muslim community has suffered consistent discrimination, harassment and violence since 2013, culminating in the adoption of government policies explicitly targeting the minority group...