Rights watch

A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.

Imprisoned Chinese Rights Lawyer’s Family Hears From Him for First Time in 4 Years

Almost four years since his family and friends last heard from him, human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang recently successfully sent a letter to his wife Li Wenzu.

Taiwan gay marriage: Parliament legalises same-sex unions

Taiwan’s parliament has become the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage following a vote on Friday.

Mina Mangal: Outcry over killing of Afghan TV presenter

Afghan politicians and women’s rights activists are demanding justice after a political adviser and former prominent TV presenter was murdered in broad daylight.

Asia Bibi lawyer fights for Christians on death row

A Christian couple on death row in Pakistan for blasphemy have had their case taken up by the lawyer who defended Asia Bibi, the mother acquitted of the same offence last year.

Islanders bring climate human rights claim

Citizens from low-lying islands off Australia’s north coast will lodge an official complaint to the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva, Switzerland, over the threat to their culture and their ability to live on their home islands.

WhatsApp spyware attack was attempt to hack human rights data, says lawyer

The UK lawyer whose phone was targeted by spyware that exploits a WhatsApp vulnerability said it appeared to be a desperate attempt by someone to covertly find out the details of his human rights work.

San Francisco bans police use of facial recognition technology

San Francisco officials have voted to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and other city departments.

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