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Netflix to Show Human Rights Film

🕔07:09, 11.May 2014

(New York) – The ambitious distribution agreement for the new documentary E-TEAM, profiling four Human Rights Watch researchers, will bring critical human rights issues to a broad new audience, Human Rights Watch said today. The Associated Press reported on May

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Saudi Arabia jails lawyer and human rights activist in ongoing crackdown on dissent

🕔12:47, 17.Apr 2014

Saudi Arabia must immediately release prominent human rights activist and lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair, who was arrested following his fifth hearing at the Specialized Criminal Court on Tuesday and taken to al-Ha’ir prison without an explanation, said Amnesty International. Waleed

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Israel: Lift ‘ludicrous’ restrictions on whistleblower Vanunu decade after release

🕔12:45, 17.Apr 2014

Ten years after serving a full sentence for his revelations to the press about Israel’s nuclear weapons programme, Mordechai Vanunu still faces severe restrictions that arbitrarily infringe on his freedom of movement, expression and association, said Amnesty International. The former

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Sri Lankan government amplifies its ‘dirty tactics’ during UN session

🕔09:09, 8.Apr 2014

The Sri Lankan government’s ongoing dirty tactics to silence and smear dissidents are a brazen attempt to deflect criticism as the country faces fresh scrutiny at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Amnesty International said today. The Council

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Human Rights Council: states must reject proposed amendments to resolution on peaceful protest

🕔02:31, 31.Mar 2014

ARTICLE 19 together with 15 other leading international human rights organisations has called on Member States of the Human Rights Council to reject amendments, proposed by South Africa and a group of “like minded States”, to weaken a resolution on promoting

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Empty victory

🕔02:20, 31.Mar 2014

International Women’s Day: a celebration of respect, appreciation, and love towards women. Dating over a century back, this day esteems women for their social, political, and economic achievements. Names the likes of Emmeline Pankhurst (fighter for Women’s Suffrage), Evita Peron (founder of the Female

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Egyptian fights for women's equality

Egyptian fights for women's equality

🕔05:40, 22.Mar 2014

UNITED NATIONS: A year ago, Egyptian politician and women’s rights activist Mervat Tallawy defied the Muslim Brotherhood to spearhead the adoption of a UN blueprint to combat violence against women. Now she’s back campaigning against conservatives to ensure that equality

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Human Rights Secretariat in Brazil proposes actions to increase the safety of journalists

🕔05:06, 22.Mar 2014

On the afternoon of 11 March 2014, the Chief of the Human Rights Secretariat of the Presidency (Secretaria de Direitos Humanos da Presidência da República, or SDH), Maria do Rosário, made proposals to increase the safety of journalists. The recommendations

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Syria: Free All Arbitrarily Held Detainees, Hostages

🕔04:44, 16.Mar 2014

(New York) – The Syrian government, pro-government militias, and non-state armed groups should immediately release everyone they have arbitrarily arrested, abducted, and detained in the last three years for their peaceful, journalistic, and humanitarian activities. There have been new arbitrary detentions and

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Free Saudi Arabian human rights activists on hunger strike

Free Saudi Arabian human rights activists on hunger strike

🕔05:35, 8.Mar 2014

Saudi Arabia must immediately and unconditionally release two founders of a local human rights organization who have spent nearly a year behind bars, after being convicted on the basis of their peaceful activism and criticism of the authorities. Speaking out

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Russia: Human Rights Defender Targeted

🕔14:37, 19.Feb 2014

(Moscow) – Russian law enforcement should promptly and effectively investigate a February 12, 2014 arson attack on a leading human rights activist in the Komi region and his family. Police refused to conduct a criminal investigation into the attack. That

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Complain against murder of sahrawi refugees

🕔10:46, 19.Feb 2014

FROM A GROUP OF MEMBERS OF THE RGUIBAT SELLAM TRIBE LIVING IN LAAYOUNE TO PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT, THE HAGUE – NETHERLANDS SUBJECT: COMPLAINT AGAINST THE MURDER OF TWO SAHRAWIS REFUGEES IN THE ALGERIAN TERRITORY BT THE ALGERIAN

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