Human Rights
Israel re-captures last two escapees of Gilboa prison; Palestinians continue solidarity protests

Palestinians are opposing the Israeli administrative detention policy under which prisoners are kept behind bars for long durations without charge or trial. They are also protesting the recent punitive measures imposed after six prisoners escaped Gilboa prison

Qatar laborers deaths Amnesty underscores Qatar’s failure to investigate workers’ deaths in new report

The rights group asked the Qatari government to do more to investigate and identify the underlying causes of deaths of the foreign workers

Taliban press conference Despite Taliban’s assurance, Afghans remain skeptical of their future

Apprehensions and doubts remain even after Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid claimed that no one would be punished for their past affiliations in Afghanistan, and women will be allowed to work and participate in public life

UN calls for a united, inclusive and representative new government in Afghanistan  

The Taliban issued a general amnesty to all government employees on Tuesday. It also promised the formation of a new government soon

Concerns about fate of Afghans grow as Taliban takes control of Kabul 

As the Taliban establishes control over Kabul and foreign diplomats flee the crisis, questions remain over human rights in the country, especially of women and minorities. Meanwhile, the US continues to claim that “the mission is successful”

Iraq prison torture 3 Iraqis die after allegedly being tortured during detention  

The report of these deaths comes just days after a UN report accused Iraqi and Kurdistan regional government officials of torture and ill treatment of detainees on a large scale  

Afghan women Afghan women face an uncertain future as Taliban grows stronger 

The cause of the Afghan women was a major reason cited by the US during its invasion of Afghanistan. Today as the US leaves and the Taliban is resurgent, what is the state of women?

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

UN Human Rights Council sets up team to probe violations in Israel and OPT

The three-member commission of inquiry will be headed by Navi Pillay from South Africa, who was the head of the UNHRC from 2008-2014. Miloon Kothari from India and Chris Sidoti from Australia will be the other members

Pegasus spyware: How it works, who were the targets

The spyware may have been used by governments across the world to spy on journalists, activists, rival politicians, leaders of other countries among others

Reporters without Borders asks Israel to stop spyware export following Pegasus Project revelations

Several governments have been accused of using the Israeli spyware to snoop on dissidents and journalists in reports published by 17 media organisations worldwide recently

Israeli software Pegasus may have been used to spy on activists, politicians, journalists globally

The revelation was made in a report published by The Guardian and 16 other media organizations on Sunday which is based on the findings of Amnesty International and Paris based Forbidden Stories.

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