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Mar 8 2021 12:01 pm
Senegal: Restraint needed as three-day protest announced in wake of deaths

Protests triggered by arrest of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko Individuals in plain clothes armed with clubs and guns seen beating up protesters ‘Members of the security forces who use excessive...

Mar 8 2021 9:05 am
Belarus: women activists subject to threats and abuse for taking part in protests - new report

‘Belarus: Women on the Front Line’ highlights the important role women activists have played in recent protests ‘In a deeply patriarchal society with endemic domestic violence, women in Belarus have...

Mar 7 2021 11:22 pm
Switzerland: Face covering ban 'dangerous and violates freedom of expression'

Country narrowly voted in favour of banning face coverings in public, including the burka or niqab worn by Muslim women Responding to the news that a Swiss referendum has voted in favour of banning...

Mar 7 2021 2:19 pm
UK/Iran: developments in Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's case are 'bittersweet'

Reports that British national Zaghari-Ratcliffe will have her ankle tag removed but but will be required to attend court this week 'After all Nazanin’s been through this feels like yet another example...

Mar 5 2021 12:57 pm
UK: Amnesty launches bitesize lessons to teach a new generation of human rights defenders

Amnesty UK has created series of lessons to help parents and teachers educate children aged 5-19 years old about equality, fairness and justice in the world ‘During these challenging times, it’s...

Mar 5 2021 12:01 am
COVID-19: Health worker death toll rises to at least 17,000 - rapid vaccine rollout needed

More than half the world’s doses have so far been administered in just 10 rich countries Over 100 countries are yet to vaccinate a single person In the UK, 494 social care workers died last year ‘For...

Mar 4 2021 6:13 pm
Myanmar: military's shoot-to-kill tactics condemned

Evidence points to military becoming more brazen in its use of force ‘There is a growing consensus that this has been authorised by the government’ - Emerlynne Gil Responding to reports of numerous...

Mar 4 2021 3:32 pm
Hong Kong: bail denied to pro-democracy activists in 'unprecedented' mass trial

Nearly 50 democracy activists charged under city’s draconian national security law Gruelling four-day hearing lasting into early hours, with one defendant fainting ‘Hong Kong civil society will not be...

Mar 4 2021 1:06 pm
Egypt: mother and baby were forcibly disappeared for two years

University lecturer snatched from her home in Alexandria in 2019, recently reappeared in court Her traumatised two-year-old is ‘only used to seeing people in uniform’ Case shows ‘new level of...

Mar 4 2021 12:52 pm
Switzerland: Face veil ban is a violation of women's rights

Ban will undermine the freedoms Switzerland purports to uphold ‘If we really want to respect women’s rights, we should let women decide what they want to wear’ - Cyrielle Huguenot This Sunday (7 March...