A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.
The Taliban promised amnesty to those who’d served in the previous Afghan government when it swept to power. Human Rights Watch says that amnesty is being violated.
Hossam Bahgat avoided a prison term, receiving a relatively modest fine, in a verdict that appeared designed to intimidate dissidents without risking international opprobrium.
Japan has rarely been keen to promote human rights and democracy overseas. That may change under Kishida and his new special adviser on human rights.
After condemning Israel’s designation of leading Palestinian human rights groups as “terrorist” in October, the liberal Israel lobby group J Street appears to have quietly respected Israel’s redlines on the matter.
India dismisses UN body’s allegations as baseless and unfounded.
Amnesty International has reiterated its call on Belarusian authorities to immediately to release the dozens of human rights activists who have been arbitrarily detained since a disputed presidential election in August 2020, and put an end to their “relentless persecution” of civil society groups.
‘Beauty is in diversity as freedom is in hijab,’ reads one slogan, which a French minister called ‘deeply shocking.’
Arrests of parliament members in Myanmar drive up number of detentions across ASEAN from one in 2020 to 91 in 2021.
José Antonio Kast’s father was in the Nazi army. Kast often speaks fondly of Chile’s former dictator Augusto Pinochet.
MPs from across the political spectrum raise human rights in Xinjiang and Hong Kong crackdown as they sign off on powers.
Hamido had heard nothing from his wife and child in 10 days since they set sail from Western Sahara for the Canary Islands — but then a boat was found with many dead onboard.