Click here to complete our Survey about Human Rights after Brexit

News on Human Rights Abuses Worldwide

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 →

1 3 4 5 6 7 41

Sign up to our Newsletter

Enter your name and email address below to receive regular updates from us

Sign up to our Newsletter

Enter your name and email address below to receive regular updates from us