Human Rights

Myanmar: Hundreds of political prisoners released, but thousands remain in jail

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Protesters in Washington DC, United States, march against the military takeover...

‘Urgent need’ for more accountability from social media giants to curb hate speech: UN experts

An anti-racism protest takes place in Colorado, USA.

Kenyan Gay Rights Activist Found Dead

The body of a Kenyan gay rights activist was found in a metal box discarded along a road in Kenya’s Uasin Gishu county, in the western region of the country.

UN expert on Myanmar: Security Council resolution not strong enough on 'systematic gross human rights violations'

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A demonstration against Myanmar's military coup takes place outside the White...

Belarus: New Laws Target Critics in Exile

Belarusian parliament passed legislative amendments to a 2002 citizenship law that could be used to target members of the political opposition, activists, and other critics in exile, Human Rights Watch said on December 22, 2022. The draft law, if...

India: Data Protection Bill Fosters State Surveillance

The Indian government should amend its proposed data protection law to protect people’s privacy instead of enabling unchecked state surveillance, Human Rights Watch said on December 22, 2022. The government has submitted the draft Digital Personal...

UN condemns Taliban decision to bar women from universities, calls for ‘immediate’ revocation

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Afghan students perform during graduation at their degree-award ceremony at a...

Peru: Investigate Killings, Injuries During Protests

Peru’s civilian authorities should conduct prompt, thorough, and independent investigations into at least 21 killings of protesters, allegations of excessive use of force by security forces, and acts of violence by some protesters, Human Rights Watch...

Iran: Brutal Repression in Kurdistan Capital

Iranian security forces used excessive and unlawful lethal force against protesters in Kurdistan province's capital, Sanandaj, in October and November 2022, Human Rights Watch said on December 21, 2022. The newly created United Nations Fact-Finding...

Iran: US sanctions violating human rights of all living there, say UN experts

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Hakim Expressway, Tehran, Iran.