Human rights violations
Climate crisis and vaccine inequity on the agenda for UNGA meeting and other stories

Today we look at the start of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, assassinations of social leaders and Indigenous people in Colombia, and more

Thousands protest wage cuts and neoliberal reforms in Uruguay and other stories

Today we look at the general strike against wage cuts in Uruguay, the ITJP report on the custodial torture of Tamil people in Sri Lanka, and more

Sri Lanka Tamils tortured Tamil political detainees in Sri Lanka abused and tortured in custody, says report

As many as 15 Tamil political prisoners have testified to torture and sexual abuse by the Sri Lankan security forces. The revelations were part of a report released by the International Trust and Justice Project

Progressives in Spain protest Colombian president Ivan Duque’s visit to Madrid

Under Ivan Duque’s right-wing government, paramilitary violence and the humanitarian crisis escalated in Colombia, marked by the systematic murders of political activists, trade unionists, environmentalists, peasants, and Indigenous and Black people

Guinean military detains president and dissolves government in coup and other stories

Today we look at the coup staged by the military in Guinea, the escape of 6 Palestinians from the Gilboa prison in Israel, and more

Afghan politicians meet with Taliban leaders in Kabul amid protests and other stories

Today we look at protests in Afghanistan as Taliban members meet with political leaders, the GIEI report on human rights abuses during the 2019 Bolivian coup, and more

Canada arms sale Rights groups ask Canada to stop its weapon sales to Saudi Arabia 

The Justin Trudeau-led government in Canada has repeatedly ignored similar calls in the past, claiming that “there is no serious risk” of its military equipment being used for human rights violations in Yemen 

Majority in Mexico voted to prosecute former presidents, but the turnout was insufficient

According to a quick count by Mexico’s National Electoral Institute (INE), an overwhelming majority of voters voted in favor of investigating former presidents. However, the turnout to make the results of the referendum binding was insufficient

Sheikh Jarrah families refuse deal with settlers, court defers ruling and other stories

Today we look at the Israeli Supreme Court hearing on the case of 4 families from Sheikh Jarrah, a referendum held in Mexico to decide if former presidents should be investigated, and more

Protests across the Philippines condemn rights abuses under Duterte and other stories

Today we look at protests against repression and rights abuses in the Philippines, the ‘Kisan Sansad’ sit-in set up by Indian farmers amid the ongoing struggle, and more

Saudi-Arabia-torture Extent of Saudi prison torture revealed in new report 

The report by the Human Rights Watch exposes the lack of accountability for the extreme acts of torture, as well as the complicity of the Saudi legal and other institutions in covering up and enabling these human rights violations to continue unabated

US Supreme Court US Supreme Court rejects defense contractor’s appeal for protection in Abu Ghraib torture case 

The employees of defense contractor CACI have been accused by three Iraqi men of torture during their detention in the Abu Ghraib prison from which they were eventually released without charge

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