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Rights watch

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

Iran protests: 400 people sentenced to prison over Tehran unrest

Courts in Iran’s capital have handed prison terms of up to 10 years to 400 people arrested at anti-government protests, a judiciary official says.

Saudi Arabia and China will align on everything from security to oil, but agree not to interfere on domestic issues

China and Saudi Arabia expressed aligned policies on a range of areas from security to oil in a joint statement Friday, adding they will support each other while not interfering in each other’s internal affairs.

The butcher of Chad who died in a private Senegalese clinic

Recent years have not been kind to the campaign for universal justice. The notion that some crimes are so serious that perpetrators should be hunted down and prosecuted irrespective of where the atrocities were actually committed has taken something of a beating since the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened for business in the Hague in 2002.

United Nations blocks Myanmar military taking UN seat

A top United Nations committee has again blocked Myanmar’s military, which grabbed power in a February 2021 coup, from taking the country’s seat at the UN, according to diplomats and Myanmar rights groups.

Senegal orders release of hunger strike journalist

Senegal has ordered the release of journalist and government critic Pape Ale Niang, whose detention for more than a month incensed his profession and human rights defenders, one of his lawyers said Wednesday.

Airlines risk war crimes by assisting deportation of Palestinian activist, rights groups say

Commercial airlines assisting Israel in the forcible deportation of a prominent French-Palestinian human rights activist could be committing war crimes under international law, Human Rights Watch and other organisations say.

Thailand: Content takedown rules will undermine free expression online

The Thai authorities must repeal a new regulation allowing the Thai government to force online service providers and social media platforms to take down certain content without a court order, said Access Now, ARTICLE 19, and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) in a joint statement today.

Tibet Support Groups in India Mark Nobel Peace Prize Day and International Human Rights Day

The 33rd Anniversary of the Conferment of the Nobel Peace Prize on His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and International Human Rights Day was commemorated on 10th December 2022 in India and all over the world by Tibetans and Tibet supporters.

New Zealand: Government in ‘breach of human rights’ over emergency housing model

The Human Rights Commission (HRC) has found emergency housing breaches the human rights of those living in it, on the same day the Government announced a reset for the beleaguered model.

Transition Make-or-Break for a Modern, Stable Sudan

Sudan stands today on the threshold of a new phase of its arduous transition to democracy with the imminent signing of a Framework Political Agreement between the October 2021 junta and the political opposition led by Forces of Freedom and Change-Central Committee (FFC-CC).

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