Rights watch

Rights watch

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

Three women named finalists for top human rights prize | DW

Three prominent human rights defenders have been put forth as candidates for the prestigious Martin Ennals Award — marking the first time the jury has nominated three women for the prize.

Brazil: Indict Jair Bolsonaro over indigenous rights, international court is urged | The Guardian

Brazilian lawyers and an influential human rights group are seeking to indict the far-right president Jair Bolsonaro at the International Criminal Court for encouraging genocide against Brazil’s indigenous people.

Iran: Jailed Iranian lawyer wins human rights award | The Times

The Iranian government is facing renewed calls for the release of a human rights lawyer sentenced to 33 years in prison and 148 lashes for representing female activists without a hijab.

Turkey: Police intervene in commemoration for slain Kurdish lawyer Elçi | Ahval

Turkish police intervened as lawyers in Ankara gathered to commemorate prominent human rights lawyer Tahir Elçi on the fourth anniversary of his killing.

Sudan: Women praise end of strict public order law | BBC News

Sudan has repealed a restrictive public order law that controlled how women acted and dressed in public.

Saudi Arabia: UN expert who investigated Jamal Khashoggi’s murder is hopeful | Business Insider

Agnes Callamard presented an independent report on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. “We must continue to fight,” she told BI.

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