Amnesty International
Mohammad Ismail Professor and father of prominent activist, Mohammad Ismail denied bail by Pakistani court

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.

Hate crimes are soaring in India Hate crimes are soaring in India and oppressed castes are the prime targets

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

Saudi Arabia sentences minority Shia boy on death row to 12 years in prison after international outcry

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.

Protests break out in Kazakhstan against persecution of activists

Ahead of the June 9 elections, the interim government of Kazakhstan has cracked down on activists and those campaigning for free and fair elections

Saudi Execution In a crackdown on dissent, Saudi Arabia executes 37 people

At least three of those killed were minors at the time of sentencing. Saudi Arabia has executed 104 people this year.

Executed Egyptians Egypt executes nine for top official’s assassination

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

Israeli settlement in occupied Palestine Amnesty’s report on digital tourism companies evokes threats from Israel

The report details how companies like Airbnb, TripAdvisor, etc are disregarding human rights and international law by ‘legitimizing’ illegal Israeli settlements for profit

Oil giant Shell finally faces its day in court for complicity in rapes and murders in Nigeria

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

Execution of Filipino woman points to Saudi Arabia’s appalling record on work conditions, executions

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

Cameroonian security forces launch yet another crackdown on opposition

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

India deports over 1,000 Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh

The deportation comes despite repeated requests from different rights organizations to the Narendra Modi-led government about honoring the principle of non-refoulement.

British panel seeks access to imprisoned Saudi women activists amid concerns of torture

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.

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