Rights watch

Rights watch

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

Chinese rights lawyer Xie Yang detained for ‘inciting state subversion’ | Hong Kong Free Press

A human rights lawyer has been detained in China on suspicion of “inciting state subversion”, according to an official notice obtained by his wife weeks after he spoke out for a hospitalised teacher.

Jordanian rights lawyer speaks about the Pegasus hacking of her phone | Middle East Monitor

Jordanian human rights lawyer Hala Ahed Deeb has said she will start legal procedures against the controversial Israeli firm NSO after finding out that her mobile phone was hacked by its Pegasus spyware.

Torture complaint filed against new president of Interpol | The Guardian

A lawyer representing a jailed human rights defender in the United Arab Emirates has filed a torture complaint against the new president of Interpol, Maj Gen Ahmed Nasser al-Raisi, as the official made his first visit to the international police agency’s headquarters in the French city of Lyon.

Lesotho’s mounted police force accused of detaining, torturing human rights lawyer | News24

Lesotho’s Mounted Police Service (LMPS) stands accused of detaining and torturing Napo Mafaesa, a human rights lawyer, after a client of his allegedly lied that he handed over an illegal firearm to the advocate for safekeeping.

Chinese activist told he could not visit dying wife is re-arrested | The Guardian

A Chinese human rights activist and writer who was detained following repeated pleas to be allowed to visit his terminally ill wife has been formally arrested days after she died for allegedly “inciting subversion of state power”.

Ministry blacklists US lawyer from entering Cambodia | Khmer Times

The Ministry of Interior has blacklisted an American lawyer Genser Jared Matthew and placed him in the immigration system at all international border police stations permanently banning him from entering Cambodia.

Mexico committed serious errors in investigation of lawyer death | The Times of India

The Mexican government committed serious errors in the investigation of the death of the lawyer and activist Digna Ochoa two decades ago and must continue with the probe, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) has said.

Sudanese judges, US denounce crackdown on anti-coup protesters | Al Jazeera

Sudanese judges have condemned violence against anti-coup protesters as the United States said it would consider taking steps against those holding up efforts to resolve Sudan’s political crisis.

Taliban launch raids on homes of Afghan women’s rights activists | The Guardian

Taliban gunmen have raided the homes of women’s rights activists in Kabul, beating and arresting female campaigners in a string of actions apparently triggered by recent demonstrations.

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