Ismail was sent to 14 days in judicial remand after he was arrested on October 24 on charges falling under the draconian anti-terror laws in the country. He faces a possible seven-year jail term if convicted.
According to Amnesty International’s Halt the Hate website, 181 hate crimes were recorded in the first six months of the year. In 121 of these instances, Dalits (the formerly untouchable castes) were targets
Murtaja Qureiris would have been the fourth teenager to be executed by the country in 2019. The government had announced an execution spree on April 23 in which a total of 37 people were executed, along with three teenagers.
Ahead of the June 9 elections, the interim government of Kazakhstan has cracked down on activists and those campaigning for free and fair elections
At least three of those killed were minors at the time of sentencing. Saudi Arabia has executed 104 people this year.
The accused were hanged despite the appeals by international human rights groups for a stay on the executions, and condemnations over the death sentences given under questionable circumstances
The report details how companies like Airbnb, TripAdvisor, etc are disregarding human rights and international law by ‘legitimizing’ illegal Israeli settlements for profit
Through the early 90s, the Anglo-Dutch Shell petroleum company egged the Nigerian state to crack down violently on members of the Ogoni community and activists who were protesting the ecological destruction of their homeland by its pipelines and factories
The 39-year-old woman was executed earlier this week on charges of murdering her employer. Rights organizations have long criticized the horrible conditions in which domestic workers are forced to work in Saudi Arabia, with the women facing abuse and rape
Protests have been on in Cameroon since October when Paul Biya became president for the seventh time in an election the opposition called rigged. The latest crackdown saw the arrest of opposition leader Maurice Kamto, and firing on protesters
The deportation comes despite repeated requests from different rights organizations to the Narendra Modi-led government about honoring the principle of non-refoulement.
At least eight women activists and a few of their male colleagues have been in jail since May. The activists who had campaigned for women’s right to drive were arrested weeks before the ban on female drivers was lifted.