Rights watch

Rights watch

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

Egypt: Al-Sisi pardons human rights lawyer, politician Zyad El-Elaimy after three years in prison | Daily News Egypt

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has pardoned former MP and human rights lawyer Zyad El-Elaimy, Tariq Al-Khouli, a member of the Presidential Pardon Committee, announced this week.

UN renews call for Israel to end detention of Palestinian lawyer Salah Hammouri | The New Arab

The UN has called on Israel to either release or charge Palestinian prisoners held under administrative detention without trial, drawing particular attention to the case of human rights lawyer Salah Hammouri.

Australia: David McBride will face prosecution after blowing whistle on alleged war crimes in Afghanistan | The Guardian

The man who blew the whistle on alleged war crimes committed by Australian troops in Afghanistan will face prosecution.

European attorneys seek protection for LGBTQ activist Bangladeshi lawyer | Erasing 76 Crimes

European lawyers are urging the prime minister of Bangladesh to protect a Bangladeshi attorney whose gay-rights activism has made him the target of death threats.

Sudan: ‘No-one to intervene’ for woman sentenced to stoning | BBC News

Efforts to prevent a young Sudanese woman being stoned to death, after she was convicted of adultery, are being hindered by the absence of government ministers in the country.

Turkey: Jailed ex-MP Aysel Tuğluk released from prison after long delay | Medya News

Jailed Kurdish politician and human rights lawyer Aysel Tuğluk has been released after a report by forensic authorities said she was not fit to remain in prison.

Two Hong Kong court spectators jailed for sedition over critical comments about magistrate in protest case | Hong Kong Free Press

A preacher and an elderly woman have been jailed for sedition over comments they made about a Hong Kong magistrate during a protest-related case.

Australia become first World Cup team to criticise Qatar’s human rights record | SportsJOE.ie

Australia have become the first team competing at the World Cup to release a collective statement criticising Qatar’s human rights record.

Turkey: Lawyers cut hair for Iran’s Amini in bar’s General Assembly | Hürriyet Daily News

In solidarity with Mahsa Amini, whose death in Iranian custody sparked mass unrest, two lawyers cut their hair in the Istanbul Bar Association’s General Assembly convened to determine the new chair and administration.

Young girls being sold in India to repay loans, says human rights body | The Guardian

Young girls in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan are being sold as “repayment” for loans their parents cannot afford, the national body that protects human rights has said.

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