Human Rights

Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze Honored with Global Human Rights Award

Bobby Hunter, retired Harlem Globetrotter and chairman of United Churches, recognized human rights advocates and highlighted the importance of solidarity

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President of FOWPAL Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, center, joins fellow United Churches Global Human Rights Awardees for a group photo while holding their compass clock of conscience during the United Churches Award Luncheon.

UN rights chief appeals for a halt in forced returns to Myanmar

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Dusk approaches in Yangon, Myanmar.

Chad: Scores of Protesters Shot Dead, Wounded

Prompt, Impartial Investigations of Security Forces Needed

Security forces fired on protesters in several cities across Chad, including N’Djamena, the capital, on October 20, 2022, killing at least 50 people and injuring dozens of others, Human Rights Watch said on October 26, 2022.

Prevent Civilian Harm from Explosive Weapons

All Countries Should Endorse New Political Declaration

All countries should endorse a new political commitment aimed at protecting civilians from the bombing and shelling of cities and towns during wartime, Human Rights Watch said in a report released with Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic on October 26, 2022.

Sudan: Justice for protesters against coup, key to ending cycle of violence

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Protests in Sudan took place in Khartoum and other parts of the country.

Malaysia: Surge in Summary Deportations to Myanmar

Grant UN Refugee Agency Access to Immigration Detention Sites

Malaysian authorities have since mid-August 2022 accelerated the number of asylum seekers summarily deported to Myanmar, where their lives and freedom are at risk, Human Rights Watch said October 24, 2022. Malaysian immigration authorities have since April returned over 2,000 Myanmar nationals, including military defectors, without assessing their asylum claims or other protection needs – more than half of them in the past two months.

Russia: Appeal in Trumped-Up Chechnya Conviction

2 Critics Over LGBT Rights Were Tortured and Later Kidnapped and Put on Trial.

Two men, whom police tortured in Chechnya, are appealing their conviction on false, politically motivated charges, Human Rights Watch said on October 25, 2022. The authorities should withdraw the charges against the two men, Salekh Magamadov and Ismail Isayev, who are brothers, void the conviction, immediately free them, and hold to account those responsible for torturing them.

UN rights chief deplores deadly use of force against protestors in Chad

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A COVID-19 public awareness campaign takes place in Chad’s capital city, N’Djamena.

Commemorating the sixth anniversary of the death of Thai King Bhumibol, FOWPAL praised him as a model of kings and leaders in the world

Photo Souce: His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyade Facebook

The Sound of the Bell of World Peace and Love Resonates at Times Square, NY during the 77th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 77)

Commemorating International Day of Peace

Paul Sladkus, founder of Good News Corp, has been working in the media for 50 years, promoting love and peace. He is the 432th ringer of the Bell of World Peace and Love.