Human Rights

Joint letter: US should condemn Egypt for silencing human rights defenders

We, the undersigned groups, are appalled by the evidence that the Egyptian government and the intelligence apparatus persist in their efforts to silence human rights defenders even beyond Egypt’s borders. We call on the US government to condemn these actions. According to Politico, during a June visit to Washington, DC, …

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Press release | Press releases | Writing

07.21.21 “This invitation to investigate our own country under the authority of this Council is an insult to the American people and a parody of the real human rights atrocities being committed around the world.” WASHINGTON– U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today …

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Emilio Estefan, Human Rights Group produces anthem “Libertad” for Cuba – NBC 6 South Florida

The call for freedom for Cuba is at the center of a new song and video produced by Emilio Estefan in collaboration with a human rights group. “Libertad” aired Tuesday on the YouTube channel of the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba. Yailenys Perez, one of the singer on the …

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Human Rights Society Announces First “Judge Ona Award” Recipients

UNIVERSITY Park, PA – The Human Rights Society (HRS), a joint student organization of Penn State Law at University Park and the School of International Affairs, has announced the first recipients of the Ona Judge Award for Human Rights. The award recipients are selected by members of HRS for their …

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Money Questions | Human Rights Watch

Jane Mbula, 50, a community worker in Mukuru Kayaba in eastern Nairobi, has been following the news around Covid closely. She learned the news in March 2020 when Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the country’s first case of Covid-19. Later that month, the president announced a dusk curfew, prohibiting people …

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UN human rights experts call for sanctions and arms embargo against Burmese junta

UN human rights experts today expressed concern over the plight of human rights defenders in Myanmar and called for a stronger international response to the military coup, including coordinated sanctions and an arms embargo against the junta by forming an “emergency coalition of nations”. Myanmar’s brutal force campaign of terror …

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EDITORIAL: All human rights are founded on freedom of religion | Premium

In a historically significant display of religious, racial, ethnic and geopolitical diversity, thousands of people from around the world gathered in Washington last week for the International Summit on Religious Freedom. Muslims, Christians, Jews, Sikhs, Hindus and many more have shared horror stories of anti-religious discrimination so hellish that most …

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Amnesty report condemns Libya, EU for human rights violations in detention camps – JURIST – News

Amnesty International has published a report Thursday, stating that migrants and refugees held in Libyan detention centers face excruciating sexual violence from guards, including being forced to exchange sex for clean food and water. The report is based on interviews with 53 refugees and migrants who were intercepted in the …

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UN human rights experts urge India to end deportation of Khori Gaon residents

United Nations human rights experts on Friday called on the Indian government to end the expulsion of the inhabitants of Khori Gaon in the Faridabad district of Haryana. Demolition of more than 10,000 settlements in Khori Gaon encroaching on Aravalli forest land began on Wednesday after the Supreme Court refused …

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Ecuador: Criminalization of abortion affects rights and health

(Washington, DC) – Ecuadorian laws criminalizing abortion violate the rights and endanger the lives and health of women and girls, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 128-page report, “Why do they want to make me suffer again?” “The impact of the abortion lawsuits in Ecuador” documents …

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