Rights watch

Rights watch

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

Trócaire calls for ‘justice’ for partner Palestinian lawyers killed by Israeli strikes in Gaza | TheJournal.ie

Irish aid agency Trócaire has called for “justice” after two Palestinian lawyers who worked for partner agencies were killed in Israeli strikes in Gaza.

Iran prevents Nobel winner from attending father’s funeral | France24

Iranian authorities have prevented jailed Iranian Nobel peace laureate Narges Mohammadi from attending the burial ceremony of her father who died last week.

English Law Society condemns Turkey’s ‘blatant violation’ of human rights | Law Society Gazette

The Law Society of England and Wales has expressed new concerns about the violation of human rights in Turkey as the Ankara government continues to mistreat lawyers and human rights defenders.

Russian human rights campaigner sentenced to jail for denouncing war | The Guardian

One of Russia’s longest-serving and most respected human rights campaigners, Oleg Orlov, has been sentenced to two and a half years in jail for denouncing the war in Ukraine.

Ghana passes bill making identifying as LGBTQ+ illegal | BBC News

Ghana’s parliament has passed a tough new bill that imposes a prison sentence of up to three years for anyone convicted of identifying as LGBTQ+.

UK and US blast Hong Kong’s proposed new security law | The Japan Times

The United States and Britain have criticised the Hong Kong government over a proposed new national security law, saying it would curtail freedoms in the finance hub.

18-year-old arrested in St Petersburg for taping a poem by Ukrainian writer Taras Shevchenko to his monument | Meduza

Darya Kozyreva, an 18-year-old from St Petersburg, has been arrested for repeatedly “discrediting” the Russian army after she taped a piece of paper with excerpts from Ukrainian writer Taras Shevchenko’s poem “My Testament” to his monument.

EU fails to pass law requiring human rights and environmental audits on Chinese suppliers | South China Morning Post

The European Union failed to secure agreement on Wednesday on a controversial law that would hold big companies responsible for human rights and environmental abuses in their supply chains.

Court orders maker of Pegasus spyware to hand over code to WhatsApp | The Guardian

NSO Group, the maker of one the world’s most sophisticated cyber weapons, has been ordered by a US court to hand its code for Pegasus and other spyware products to WhatsApp as part of the company’s ongoing litigation.

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