Human Rights
Alabama prisoners organize a system-wide shut down

On September 26 Alabama prison officials made a rare admission: prisoners had initiated work stoppages at every single major correctional facility in the state.

Civilian deaths in US operations US military says it killed 12 civilians abroad in 2021; rights groups claim under-reporting

The US military’s claims have been disputed by various groups who claim that the number of civilian casualties has been deliberately underreported to avoid criticism and accountability 

Palestinian administrative detainees on hunger strike Palestinian prisoners go on indefinite hunger strike against Israeli administrative detention policy 

30 Palestinian administrative detainees in Israeli jails started their hunger strike on September 25, with more expected to join in the coming days  

Refugee deaths in Mediterranean Sea Over 70 dead and scores missing after boat full of migrants sinks off Syrian coast

Most of the refugees were Lebanese or Syrian refugees in Lebanon. The boat had left the Miniyeh region a few days before and was headed for Europe

EU policies on refugees Europe’s treatment of refugees is racist and murderous 

The recent incident of refugees being stranded in the Mediterranean without assistance from coastal forces exemplifies a larger pattern of cruelty by European nations towards those fleeing conflict zones

Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing Israel justifies Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing, refuses to act against responsible personnel

Akleh’s family members and human rights groups called the report of the Israeli “investigation” an attempt to whitewash a war crime. They reiterated their demand for an independent enquiry and full accountability in her killing

28,434 houses torched in Myanmar since military coup

Sagaing Region was the worst affected with as many as 20,153 houses burnt down, followed by Magway Region with 5,418 houses destroyed and 1,474 homes burned down in Chin State

Sri Lanka student activist arrest Student activists in Sri Lanka detained under draconian anti-terrorism law

The three activists were arrested from a student rally in Colombo on August 18 under a 72-hour detention order, while the police awaited approval for a 90-day detention order that was approved by President Ranil Wickremesinghe on August 22

Palestinian groups persecution International support pours in for Palestinian human rights groups facing Israeli persecution

Scores of rights groups have rejected attempts to delegitimize the Palestinian groups and called for greater international pressure on Israel to end its oppressive policies

Kabul suicide blast Suicide attack in Kabul kills 21, injures dozens 

Kabul’s police officials confirmed that as many as 21 civilians died in the explosion, including the imam of the mosque. Five children were among those critically wounded

Palestinian prisoner Ahmad Manasra. Israeli court extends solitary confinement of Ahmad Manasra who is suffering from mental illness

A day earlier, on Monday, an Israeli military court rejected the appeal for release of Palestinian prisoner Khalid Awawdeh, who has been on hunger strike for more than 167 days now

Myanmar report Crimes against humanity are being systematically committed in Myanmar, says report

The report by the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar has found that rape and other sexual-forms of violence, and crimes against children have been perpetrated by members of the security forces and armed groups