Human Rights Watch
Israeli occupation killed 78 Palestinian children last year and maimed another 982

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has been criticized for leaving Israel out of his “list of shame” despite expressing shock over its crimes against Palestinian children

Senior Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh killed by Israeli forces in occupied Palestine

Shireen Abu Akleh (51) was shot in the face while she was going to cover a raid by the Israeli forces on a Palestinian refugee camp in Jenin in northern occupied West Bank. Her colleague Ali al-Samoudi was also wounded in the unannounced firing

Osman Kvala sentenced Turkey Rights groups condemn life sentence to Turkish philanthropist-activist Osman Kavala

Osman Kavala and seven others were sentenced to long terms in prison on charges of “conspiring to overthrow the government” during the 2013 Gezi protests and involvement in the 2016 coup attempt

Israeli on Palestinian groups UN rights experts call for resuming funding for six Palestinian groups banned by Israel

The UN experts urged the international community to acknowledge the lack of evidence against the six group on the terrorism charges leveled by Israel. They also demanded that Israel end the harassment and persecution of Palestinian human rights and civil society organizations

Delhi riots Human rights groups raise concerns on flawed investigation of 2020 Delhi riots

At least 18 activists were detained in connection to the Delhi riots. 13 of those arrested under various charges, including the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, are currently languishing in various jails in New Delhi

Report: UK counterterrorism policy Islamaphobic, violates child rights and other stories

Today we look at the People’s Review of Prevent-UK’s “counter terrorism” strategy, the US DEA’s targeting of Bolivia’s coca growers’ movement, and more

Political prisoners in Tunisia Human Rights Watch chronicles use of secret arbitrary detentions in Tunisia

The rights group called upon the Tunisian government to immediately stop the use of secret arbitrary detentions, first introduced during the state of emergency imposed in 2015 to crush dissent in the country

Former FIFA employee targeted - Qatar Rights group urge Qatar and FIFA to ensure fair trial for former World Cup employee    

Abdullah Ibhais, was convicted on bribery and other related charges soon after he spoke up against the Qatari authorities’ repression of a migrant workers strike 

Nada Homsi released in Lebanon Journalist Nada Homsi freed after 23 days of illegal detention in Lebanon

Homsi was in Lebanon working with US news outlet NPR (National Public Radio) when she was detained on November 16 after members of the Lebanese General Security Directorate raided her home

Rights organizations call for renewed probe into possible war crimes in Yemen

The call by rights organizations comes a day after The Guardian revealed that Saudi Arabia had used a mixture of threats and inducements to persuade countries to vote down an extension of the probe into possible war crimes in Yemen

Bahrain human rights Leading Bahraini human rights activist launches hunger strike demanding communication with family

Abdulhadi al-Khawaja is serving the tenth year of his life sentence after his conviction on charges including “organizing and managing a terrorist organization,” which human rights groups have slammed as unfair and oppressive

UK unions condemn Israel UK unions condemn Israel’s “terrorist” label to Palestinian human rights groups

The unions urged the UK government and the international community to pressure Israel to reverse the decision and uphold Palestinian rights in accordance with international law