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Friday, August 16, 2019
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Amnesty International - Friday, August 16, 2019
In response to the brutal assault on peaceful protesters who gathered in the Harare CBD earlier today in anticipation of the “16 August” national protests, Muleya Mwananyanda, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Southern Africa, said: (Full Story)
Friday, August 16, 2019
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Friday, August 16, 2019
NewsAs India celebrates its Independence Day amid a surge in political tension, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the relentless information warfare that Prime Minister Narendra Modi began waging ten days ago by severing all communication in the Kashmir Valley. Eight million people have been completely cut off from the outside world for the past ten days in Indian-administered Kashmir, because all forms of communication have been disconnected, including m (Full Story)
Friday, August 16, 2019
Expand Seham Sergewa, Libyan politician and member of the House of Representatives abducted in Benghazi on July 17, 2019, attends a session at the Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland, 2015. © Private (Beirut) – The Interim Government in eastern Libya should exert all possible efforts to ensure the safe return of Seham Sergewa, a member of parliament who was abducted from her home in the eastern city of Benghazi on July 17, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. The Interim Government, which controls Benghazi and is one of two governments that claim legitimacy in Libya, denied that it or… (Full Story)
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Mr. Chair, I am speaking on behalf of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, but should note that next week we will have a delegation of 45 people from 20 non-governmental organizations in 19 countries.   We are grateful to you for holding these informal consultations and for your dedicated work preparing the draft “conclusions and recommendations” non-paper. We recognize and appreciate the effort that has gone into drafting a product that caters to the diversity of views that is evident in this Group of Governmental Experts (GGE). However, the proposed measures contained in the draft non-paper are… (Full Story)
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Expand Eugène Ndereyimana (left) and Constantin Tuyishimire (right). © 2019 Human Rights Watch (Nairobi) – A journalist and an opposition member from Rwanda are still missing one month after disappearing in separate incidents. Their loved ones have not heard from them, and the authorities have revealed nothing about investigations. Eugène Ndereyimana, an opposition member with the unregistered Forces démocratiques unifiées (FDU)-Inkingi party was reported missing by his colleagues on July 15, 2019 after he failed to arrive for a meeting in Nyagatare, in Rwanda’s Eastern Province. His colleagues,… (Full Story)
Thursday, August 15, 2019
To mark next week’s International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, UN News travelled to Chad and the Far North region of Cameroon in West Africa earlier in the year, to interview people who have personal stories to tell about how terrorism has shattered their lives. (Full Story)
Amnesty International - Thursday, August 15, 2019
In response to a petrol bomb attack targeting the home and car of Malawian human rights defender and activist Timothy Mtambo, which took place in the early hours of this morning, Muleya Mwananyanda, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Southern Africa, said: (Full Story)
Thursday, August 15, 2019
(New York) – Thai authorities should carry out an effective investigation, open to public scrutiny, into the abduction and intimidation of Eakachai Itsaratha, a community rights activist in Phatthalung province, Human Rights Watch said today. Expand Prominent community rights activist Eakachai Itsaratha was abducted in Thailand’s Phatthalung province. © 2019 Prachatai “The abduction of a prominent human rights defender in broad daylight demands an immediate government response,” said Brad Adams, Asia director. “Thai authorities should not remain silent about Eakachai’s case but rather… (Full Story)
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