Activists groups fear that Shafiqul Islam Kajol, a photojournalist who went missing a day after a police complaint was filed against him, has been subjected to enforced disappearance. He was accused of publishing false news by a member of parliament
Two prisoners were killed in the Anuradhapura prison in Sri Lanka by the security forces on March 21, Saturday, when inmates were protesting against the prison authorities’ response towards the threat of a Coronavirus outbreak
Those arrested include activist Samir Benlarbi, a prominent figure of the popular Hirak protest movement that has been going on in the country since February in opposition to corruption and inefficiency in governance and the political system
Five years have passed since social leader Carlos Alberto Pedraza Salcedo was forcibly disappeared and assassinated, and the struggle for truth and justice continues
Israeli company NSO exports the Pegasus spyware, which has been used by governments across the world against opposition activists and journalists, including in India
Activists allege that the ship, Bahri Abha, is carrying weapons for use by Saudi Arabia in Yemen. Since 2015, the ship has transported military equipment worth €143 million on eight voyages from the United States to Saudi Arabia
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