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16 August 2018 20:17

  UN human rights experts say Bahrain's detention of prominent opposition figure and leading pro-democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab is unlawful and violates his right to freedom of expression. In a formal opinion posted overnight, the experts at the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said that provisions of Bahrain's penal code were "so vague and overly broad" that people were punished for merely...

16 August 2018 15:40

Refugee and migrant children fleeing Central America to escape gang violence and poverty are at risk from human traffickers during their journey to the United States, the United Nations children's agency (UNICEF) said on Thursday. Ten of thousands of children, either traveling alone or with their families from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, attempt to pass through Mexico to the United...

14 August 2018 21:47

  A political dissident and Muslim preacher in Saudi Arabia has reportedly died as a result of torture while in regime custody as a crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against Muslim preachers and intellectuals widens in the conservative oil-rich kingdom. The rights group Prisoners of Consciousness, which is an independent non-governmental organization advocating human rights in Saudi Arabia, announced in...

12 August 2018 21:35

  Saudi authorities have arrested another university professor in the conservative oil-rich kingdom as part of a widening crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against Muslim preachers and intellectuals. The rights group Prisoners of Consciousness, which is an independent non-governmental organization advocating human rights in Saudi Arabia, announced in a post on its official Twitter page on Sunday that Shaikh Nasser al-Omar,...

7 August 2018 20:41

  An Israeli military court has handed down a jail term of 18 months to an Palestinian minor as the number of Palestinian children being held in Tel Aviv regime’s prisons and detention facilities is soaring following US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital and relocate the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the occupied city. The court...

4 August 2018 19:29

  Two Swedish activists whose vessel was intercepted en route to Gaza said that the Israeli forces tortured them and stole their luggage. The Arabic-language Arabi21 news website reported on Saturday that after returning to Stockholm, the two Swedish activists said that their ship was stopped when it was still in international waters. They added that the Israeli military men treated them violently...

31 July 2018 8:10

  Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Monday that US and other violators of the most fundamental human rights are not in a position to make lopsided judgments about the other countries. Condemning anti-Iran statement of the foreign ministers participating in the conference themed ‘Religious Freedom in the US’, he said that the move is interference in the country’s internal affairs...

30 July 2018 13:14

  Bodycam footage courtesy of the Minneapolis Police Department shows the moment two US officers shoot and kill a fleeing suspect in the city’s North Side on June 23. The pair, Justin Schmidt and Ryan Kelly, pursue the suspect, Thurman Blevins, 31, on foot for less than a minute while shouting a string of expletives. Schmidt can be heard asserting that Blevins has...

29 July 2018 18:12

Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian teenage girl who gained international fame for slapping Israeli soldiers, has been released from prison after serving an eight-month sentence. Tamimi, 17, was arrested last December after a video went viral showing her slapping and shoving two Israeli soldiers during a raid on the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, northwest of the city of Ramallah. She was...

25 July 2018 19:33

  Former US President Jimmy Carter says America has lost its position as the so-called global leader for human rights under President Donald Trump. "We should be the champion of human rights. We're a superpower, not based solely on military power; part of that definition should be a commitment to human rights," Carter said Tuesday at an event at The Carter Center...

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