Torture
Ahmad Manasra. Israel rejects appeal to release Ahmad Manasra despite serious health concerns 

Held in Israeli occupation prisons for six years, the 21-year-old Palestinian has been subjected to abuse and torture which has resulting in a severe decline in his mental health 

Is the US legal system at war with its people?

Incarcerations, brutality, and torture are common in the US. Activists claim that this amounts to a war waged against racially marginalized, poor, and working-class people.

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

India faces water shortages, power cuts amid record temperatures and other stories

Today we look at a record-breaking heat wave across India and Pakistan, renewed attacks by Israeli forces on the Al Aqsa mosque, and more

prison term for Suu Kyi Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to five years in prison in first of 11 corruption cases

The military has accused the former head of state of election fraud, violating the Official Secrets Act and several other offenses that could potentially lead to her being behind bars for decades

Myanmar report Damning report exposes atrocities committed by junta forces in Myanmar

The 193-page report accuses army chief General Min Aung Hlaing of creating a special command that deployed snipers to kill unarmed protesters. It also identifies 61 military and police officials from the junta forces who it recommends must be investigated for committing crimes against humanity 

Press freedom in Kashmir Fear psychosis, arrests, and deafening silence in Kashmir 

The arrest of journalist Fahad Shah comes amid an intensified crackdown on human rights defenders, journalists and activists in Indian-administered Kashmir

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

Amid growing healthcare crisis Sri Lanka declares food emergency

The food emergency decree gives the Gotabaya Rajapaksa-led government sweeping powers to seize stocks of essential items such as rice, paddy, and sugar. The government has extended the nationwide lockdown till September 13

Rights groups again urge US president to stop military aid to Egypt

Human rights organizations reiterated their demand for the US government to suspend military aid to Egypt amid rampant human rights violations by the government of al-Sisi.

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

Protests intensify in Swaziland as people demand an end to monarchy and other stories

Today we look at the pro-democracy protests in Swaziland, the ceasefire announced in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, demolitions in Occupied Jerusalem’s Silwan area, and more