A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.
A prominent Thai activist and lawyer, known for his brazen calls for reforms in Thailand’s monarchy, has received a four-year prison sentence over charges of royal insults.
Prominent Iranian lawyer Arash Keikhosravi has been incarcerated to serve a one-year prison term, according to his sister.
Human rights lawyers working with Ukraine’s public prosecutor are preparing a war crimes dossier to submit to the international criminal court (ICC) accusing Russia of deliberately causing starvation during the 18-month-long conflict.
Germany has backed down on human rights demands and paved the way for agreement on EU rules on how to deal with surges in immigration, including by detaining migrants for longer at the border.
France must end the widespread racial profiling of people of black and north African heritage who are routinely stopped by police and asked to show their identity papers with no explanation, a lawyer for rights groups will argue at a historic court hearing in Paris on Friday.
The fallout continues from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement that his government is investigating “credible allegations of a potential link” between the Indian government and the killing of a Sikh leader in British Columbia.
A leading Arab American rights group is suing the US government and calling on a federal court to halt any further actions admitting Israel into the visa waiver programme (VWP), saying that Israel is not eligible for entry because it is discriminating against Palestinian Americans.
The passage of one of the world’s harshest anti-gay laws by Uganda’s government has unleashed a torrent of abuse against LGBTQ people, mostly committed by private individuals, rights groups say.
Chilean President Gabriel Boric, 37, is one of Latin America’s newly elected left-of-centre leaders. Yet he stands out from the rest for his courage to speak about human rights abuses in both Nicaragua and Venezuela — and for his passionate support of Ukraine.
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and world leaders have pleaded for more attention to be paid to the war in Sudan and for accountability in fighting that has killed thousands and displaced millions of civilians.