In a statement issued by 11 organisations, including Human Rights Watch, following their visit to Turkey between 6 and 9 October to meet with journalists, officials, and others to assess the conditions for media freedom in Turkey, the coalition concluded:
“Turkey’s press freedom crisis is worsening”.
The Black Lives Matter campaign has had support from many sports men and women around the world. Former International English cricketer Monty Panesar describes his vision for diversity in sports and challenges the UK Government to tackle racism and discrimination in sport.
Sonia ‘Sunny’ Jacobs was sentenced to death for a crime she did not commit. She spent 17 years in prison and was exonerated in 1992 but this reprieve came too late for her husband who was executed in 1990 by a faulty electric chair. He took 13 minutes to die.
Abortions have been ruled unconstitutional by a top court in Poland. This reverses existing laws which normally permit abortions due to foetal defects, and now only cases of rape, incest or threats to the mother’s health will be permissable. These instances only account for 2% of abortions, whereas the now illegal termination due to foetal… … Read more →
On 21 October 2020, during a peaceful demonstration in Lagos, witnesses reported 12 people had been shot dead and many more injured by police. Demonstrators had been protesting against police brutality and the controversial SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad) unit over a number of weeks. … Read more →
For the 11th consecutive year, the United States has remained the only country in the Americas to carry out executions. The use of capital punishment by developed countries has fallen significantly in recent times with no member of the Council of Europe carrying out an execution since 1997. Therefore, the question must remain, why do… … Read more →
In August of this year, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was pitted against a human pilot in simulated F-16 fighter jet dogfights. The AI pilot won, 5-0. The US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) hosted the ‘AlphaDogfight’ Trials as part of the Air Combat Evolution (ACE) program, which looks at future possibilities of teaming machines with humans to enhance defence capability through “complex multi-aircraft scenarios”. … Read more →
The Iranian regime has continually arrested and arbitrarily detained dual and foreign nationals, often under the pretext of protecting national security or counterterrorism. In reality, those detained are innocent of all charges and have instead been targeted to be used as political bargaining chips to further foreign policy interests of the Iranian regime - a practice that has become known as “hostage diplomacy”.