Human rights violations
UN rights body addresses Kashmir issue as Indian oppression continues

Speaking at the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva, the UN high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet, called on the Indian government to ensure that human rights are respected and protected

egypt-un-anti-torture-conferen UN postpones regional conference on torture in Egypt, after rights groups oppose it

Activists oppose UN’s choice of Egypt as the venue for the conference, citing the alarmingly high incidence of human rights violations in the country.

Kashmir Caged_Testimonies from Ground Zero Kashmir Caged

Here is the video report released by the solidarity team which visited Kashmir

Protesters shout slogans and march on a street after Friday prayers in Srinagar. (Photo: Dar Yasin) Thousands hit the streets in protest as Indian military siege continues in Kashmir

Indian paramilitary forces used tear gas and fired pellet guns at protesters, injuring at least 12 people

india_kashmir United Nations’ second report on Kashmir raises tough questions

The report questions the inaction on the part of Indian and Pakistani governments in addressing and implementing the recommendations of its previous June 2018 report, adding that the accountability for violations committed by members of the Indian forces remains virtually non-existent

Activists and citizens protest Trump's planned raids on migrants Activists and citizens protest Trump’s planned raids on migrants

The Trump administration has been receiving strong pushback over its plans to process and deport thousands of migrant families. Protests have been held outside the offices of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency in various cities

Palestinian protesters in sorlidarity with detainees 10 Palestinian detainees go on hunger strike protesting inhumane conditions in Israeli jails

More than 5,000 Palestinians are currently languishing in Israeli jails. Israeli prison authorities have limited prisoners’ use of water, banned food preparation in cells, installed mobile jamming devices, and placed heavy restrictions on visits by family members.

Assassination and intimidation of social leaders continues unabated in Colombia

The brutal assassination of María del Pilar Hurtado in front of her 9-year old son on June 21 shook the country to its core. The very next day, Andrés Chica, who demanded justice for Maria, was forced to leave his home after threats

Soldiers who massacred Rohingyas freed from prison

The gross human rights violations committed by the Myanmar military on the pretext of national security and counter-insurgency operations has forced over 730,000 Rohingyas to flee the country.

Kidnapping of Palestinians Kidnappings of Palestinians by Israeli security forces on the rise

Close to 20 Palestinians have been kidnapped in the last three days in the occupied Palestinian territories of West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Kashmir torture Torture used as state policy and instrument of control in Kashmir

A recent study conducted by Kashmiri human rights organizations exposes the torture perpetrated by the Indian State in Jammu and Kashmir since 1990

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