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PUTTING HUMAN RIGHTS INTO FOCUS

Conflict between Israel and Palestine escalates during the last days of Ramadan

Tension has been unfurling in the Palestinian neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah where 8 Palestinian refugee families are at danger of being evicted from their homes. Four of these families face an ‘imminent’ risk of forced eviction.
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WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY WEBINAR: A booster shot for Media freedom in Ethiopia

This webinar in collaboration with EILCO seeks to examine how the Ethiopian government can protect media independence and what the role of the international community is in supporting the recovery of media freedom in the country.

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Bayt UK: Celebrating Ramadan in the UK

Millions of Muslims around the world observe the month of Ramadan by fasting, praying and giving to charity. Abdulrhman explores all the ways Muslims in the UK and around the world celebrate the Holy month and how these have changed recently.

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Demining the world’s most mine contaminated country

Yemen is the world’s most contaminated country. The laying of over 1 million mines near hospitals, schools, local villages and in farmland has prevented thousands of people from playing, going to school, make a living and plant crops.

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UK’s aid cut to Yemen, the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis”

The UK government is planning to cut humanitarian aid in Yemen by more than half. Yemen is currently the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with more than two-thirds of the population – or over 24 million people, depending on humanitarian assistance to survive.

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Iran’s arbitrary detention of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe amounts to torture

Dominic Raab, British foreign secretary, has called Iran’s treatment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe torture, and for the first time stated that her arrest is tied to the £400m debt that the UK government owes to Iran, as well as Iran’s nuclear deal. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has recently been sentenced to a further year in prison on top of an additional year of house arrest, is currently staying at her parents’ home in Tehran while on bail. … Read more →

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The New Axis of Populism in Iran

It can be boldly said that class differences and unequal distribution of wealth have always been the main factor in the construction of governments and populist social movements in developing countries, including Iran. Populist ideas and slogans are also welcomed in societies where class inequality is evident, and there is a lot of pressure on the poor, or even a false sense of inequality. … Read more →

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