A giant voice within the Cape Muslim community has fallen silent. Dr Anwah Nagia, one of Cape Town’s foremost human rights activists, businessman, philanthropist and a champion of the rights of the poor and disenfranchised. died at the age of 62 years old on Monday. He has spent the past[…]
Yemeni Human Rights Minister Mohamed Askar has announced that the military escalation by the Houthi forces in different areas in Yemen, including the latest offensives in Marib, Al-Jawf, and Ad-Dali provinces, is concerning and can have negative repercussions on the humanitarian situation. He explained that statistics indicate that nearly 700[…]
An appeals court in Malaysia has overturned a lower court ruling sentencing 27 Rohingya men to be caned, saying their refugee status affords them international protection from persecution. Collin Andrew, a lawyer representing the refugees, told Al Jazeera on Wednesday the sentence of caning imposed in June had been “set[…]
UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Michael Lynk, published his annual report on Wednesday, addressing Israel’s illegal policies of collective punishment, which the Palestinian people. Emphasizing Israel’s reliance on collective punishment as a “prominent instrument in its coercive toolbox of[…]
The legal team of former President Mohammed Morsi’s family is looking to charge senior members of the Egyptian regime, which ousted the country’s first-democratically elected president in a military coup. Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first-democratically elected president, passed away during a court hearing last year on June 17. Many in the[…]
The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced on Thursday that: “It would not be acceptable for countries to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to restrict human rights.” Guterres confirmed in a statement that: “In the context of the growing ethnic nationalism, populism, tyranny and the decline in human[…]
Pakistan’s inclusion on the US blacklist of “countries of particular concern” for religious freedom violations has provoked ire in Islamabad, where it was condemned as arbitrary, detached from reality, biased and unfair. The State Department’s designation of Pakistan was “unilateral and arbitrary,” Pakistan’s Foreign Office said in a statement on Tuesday. “This[…]
North Korea warned the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that it would consider any discussion of the country’s human rights situation a “serious provocation” that would increase tension on the Korean Peninsula. In a letter to the 15-member council members obtained by the media, North Korean ambassador Kim Song said[…]
Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, slammed a “human rights and democracy” bill recently signed into law by US President Donald Trump, which declares Washington’s support for the territory’s protest movement. In her first comments on the legislation, which became law last week, Lam said it was “wholly unnecessary,” and could[…]
An ally of Chile‘s president sparked outrage on Monday when he said violations of human rights were necessary in order to restore peace to the country, as police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters in the capital. The demonstrations, which have been going on for more than a[…]
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