Rights watch

Rights watch

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

Hong Kong’s plan to extend detention period of suspects in national security cases sparks concerns among rights experts | South China Morning Post

Legal and human rights experts have expressed concerns over Hong Kong authorities’ proposals on extending the detention period of arrestees in national security cases, as well as other moves to stop absconders.

Dozens of Jordan rights activists, lawyers, journalists hacked by Israel’s Pegasus spyware | Middle East Monitor

Dozens of activists, journalists and lawyers in Jordan have had their mobile phone devices hacked using the infamous Israeli spyware, Pegasus, in what appears to be the latest targeting of human and political rights advocates in the country.

Zimbabwe withdraws charges against human rights lawyers | New Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean prosecutors have withdrawn charges against two top rights lawyers, Douglas Coltart and Tapiwa Muchineripi, who were arrested while attending to their clients at a hospital last year.

Italy lodges protest after citizen led in chains into Budapest court | The Guardian

Italy’s government has said that authorities in Hungary went “too far” in putting in chains an Italian woman who is awaiting trial for allegedly attacking neo-Nazis.

Human rights lawyer urges Nigeria to enact law to safeguard religious freedom | Premium Times

An international human rights lawyer, Knox Thames, has urged the Nigerian government to enact legislation to safeguard religious freedom in addition to existing constitutional provisions.

Russian woman jailed under anti-extremism law for wearing rainbow earrings | Meduza

A woman in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod was jailed for five days on charges of displaying “extremist symbols” for wearing rainbow-coloured earrings earlier this week, according to the LGBTQ+ rights group Egida.

We must stand with endangered colleagues, says Iranian lawyer | The Times

“Keep your hands off us” was the cry of an anonymous Iranian female lawyer last week, as her government clamps down on free speech and the right to protest.

China’s Xinjiang aluminium boom exposes global carmakers to forced labour | FT

Many of the world’s biggest carmakers are buying aluminium produced by victims of forced labour in China’s Xinjiang region, according to a new report that details how the supply chains of multinational companies could be implicated in Beijing’s long-running campaign of repression.

Iran executes four convicted of Israeli bomb plot | Al Jazeera

Iran has executed four men it says were linked to an Israeli intelligence operation.

Australia: First Nations child removal complaint filed in Human Rights Commission | National Indigenous Times

Shine Lawyers has filed a complaint in the Australian Human Rights Commission against the New South Wales Department of Communities and Justice alleging the Department has been unjustly removing First Nations children from their families in what the firm describes as a modern day Stolen Generation.

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