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Amnesty International - Wednesday, August 5, 2020
A group of Indigenous Ecuadorian women from the Amazon rainforest is calling for more protection from death threats and attacks as they continue to fight to defend their homelands. (Full Story)
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Click to expand Image Revolutionary graffiti adorns a wall of the Prime Minister's office in Tunis, January 22, 2011. © 2011 Reuters/Finbarr O'Reilly (Beirut) – A Tunisian appeals court on July 28, 2020 upheld the conviction of two men accused of sodomy but reduced their sentence to one year in prison, Human Rights Watch said today. This conviction contradicts the rights to privacy and nondiscrimination under international law, which are also enshrined in Tunisia’s 2014 constitution. In June, police arrested the men, both 26, on suspicion of same-sex conduct in Le Kef, a city 175 kilometers… (Full Story)
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
NewsOn the first anniversary of the Indian government’s sudden decision to strip Indian-administered Kashmir of its semi-autonomy and simultaneously disconnect telecommunications there, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has examined the current state of press freedom in this northern territory with the help of its journalists. In the light of their alarming accounts, RSF calls on the Indian government to immediately change its policy or go down in history as a regime that deprived the region’s 8 million inhabitants of reliable news and information at the height of a pandemic. (Full Story)
Amnesty International - Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Dozens of witnesses to the shootings of protesters in Mali last month told Amnesty International they had clearly identified some of the perpetrators as the bodyguards of Manassa Danioko, President of the Constitutional Court. (Full Story)
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Click to expand Image Yuliya Galyamina holding placard “Down with the Tsar”, July 2020, Moscow  © 2020 Private (Moscow) – Russian authorities are prosecuting a Moscow municipal assembly member and opposition political activist for allegedly repeatedly breaking public assembly rules, Human Rights Watch said today. The prosecution violates respect for freedom of assembly. The municipal assembly member, Yuliya Galyamina, is accused of organizing and participating in unauthorized demonstrations, even though they were peaceful. The authorities should immediately drop the criminal charges against… (Full Story)
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Click to expand Image Prime Minister Orban in early April visiting the Budapest Korányi Institute of Pulmonology  - a clinic with specific responsibility for Covid-19 patients. In the background are some indications of disrepair including tiles falling off the wall and an “out of order” sign on the elevator.  © 2020 Source: Facebook (Budapest) – Longstanding neglect by the government has left the Hungarian public healthcare system under-prepared to handle the Covid-19 pandemic, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch found poor conditions in hospitals, including a lack of hand… (Full Story)
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
NewsIf Khaled Drareni, the Algeria correspondent of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), is sentenced to four years in prison, as the prosecution requested when his trial opened in the Algiers district of Sidi M’hamed yesterday, it will confirm that the Algerian state has turned its back on the ideals of the country’s independence, RSF said.Held for the past four months, Drareni looked much thinner when he appeared on camera from Koléa prison, near Algiers, on the first day of the trial, which is being conducted b (Full Story)
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the methods used by the Djiboutian authorities to keep pressuring and intimidating a journalist held for the past three weeks, including searching his home and hacking into his Facebook account.A video filmed after the police searched Charmarke Saïd Darar’s home on 2 August shows the floor stre (Full Story)
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
NewsLes locaux d’un quotidien sénégalais ont été mis à sac par des individus mécontents de la publication d’un article faisant état de la contamination de leur guide religieux par le coronavirus. Reporters sans frontières (RSF) demande aux autorités de réagir rapidement et fermement afin que cette attaque ne reste pas impunie. (Full Story)
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