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Thousands of women speak out as #MeToo re-emerges in Iran

An increasing number of rape and sexual assault victims are speaking out in Iran using the global hashtag #MeToo after allegations last week that a string of indecent activities and sexual abuse involving more than a dozen students had been carried out by an adult at an all-boys high school in Tehran.

Over the past week, thousands of women … Read more →

Over 3,500 Yemenis forcibly disappeared in Houthi Prisons

More than 3,500 Yemenis have been forcibly disappeared in Houthi Prisons, according to Yemen’s Deputy Justice Minister of Yemen, Faisal Al-Majid. Al-Majidi has reportedly sent documentation to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) detailing 3,544 cases of enforced disappearance at the hands of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia. The Deputy Justice Minister … Read more →

Iran: Respected journalist imprisoned for three-years at the age of 72

A respected Iranian journalist has begun a three-year sentence in Iran’s notorious Evin prison. On August 21 2020, Kayvan Samimi, former editor-in-chief of the center-left Iran-e-Farda magazine, posted a screenshot of his electronic summons, ordering him to report to Evin Prison after a prior conviction on charges of colluding against national security” … Read more →

Thailand: Anti-government protests grow as more join rallies

Pressure is mounting on the Thai government after weeks of almost daily student-led protests calling for elections and a new constitution. Bangkok saw one of the biggest anti-government protests the capital has seen since the military coup in 2014, despite a coronavirus ban on large gatherings. Arrests and harassment of activists … Read more →

EU rejects UK plan for returning asylum seekers

The EU has rejected a British request for a migration pact that would allow the government to return asylum seekers to other European countries. European officials dismissed the proposal put forward by Boris Johnson’s chief negotiator as “one-sided” and said the UK would instead have to reach separate agreements with member states. … Read more →

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