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Human Rights Observatory
Friday, October 9, 2020
NewsAfter monitoring four weeks of evidence in the US extradition proceedings against Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates concern regarding the targeting of Assange for his contributions to journalism, and calls again for his release. Expert testimony highlighted the political nature of the case against Assange, the US government’s lack of evidence for alleged harm caused, and urgent humanitarian concerns related to Assange’s physical and mental health. RSF also documented extensive barriers to open justice, which marred proceedings. The extradition decision… (Full Story)
Friday, October 9, 2020
Click to expand Image Feminist students strike against sexist violence in Madrid, Spain, March 6, 2020.  © 2020 Alberto Sibaja/Pacific Press/Sipa via AP Images In advance of this International Day of the Girl, celebrated on October 11, girls around the world should hear how their governments plan to change the course of history and create equitable progress for girls everywhere. Important improvements have been made. More girls now complete primary school than ever, and the last two decades have seen a significant decline in girls forced to marry. But the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted… (Full Story)
Friday, October 9, 2020
NewsNew Delhi-based journalist Siddique Kappan was arrested and remanded in custody for 14 days as he was on his way to cover the Hathras gang rape case this week. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) demands his immediate release and calls for an end to the obstacles preventing reporters from covering this public interest case. Siddique Kappan, the New Delhi correspondent for several Malayalam-language news outlets, was arrested on Mo (Full Story)
Friday, October 9, 2020
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the cyber-attacks to which an online newspaper and a reporter were subjected in Angola after reporting a case of alleged corruption involving the president’s chief of staff. Those responsible must identified and punished, RSF says.The website of Correio Angolense, one of Angola’s most respected independent online news sources, has been inaccessible since 25 September, when it was crashed by thousands (Full Story)
Friday, October 9, 2020
NewsOn the eve of World Day Against the Death Penalty (10 October), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Iran’s Defenders of Human Rights Centre (DHRC) urge the Iranian authorities to end executions, which often target prisoners of conscience, including journalists.The two organizations also call for a campaign, using the #notoexecution hashtag on social media, to denounce Iran’s use of capital punishment and to save the lives of Iran (Full Story)
Friday, October 9, 2020
NewsIn partnership with local organizations, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has organized workshops for journalists in Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire that provided training in covering elections and limiting the risk of violence against reporters during the electoral process.Both countries are holding presidential elections this month – Guinea on 18 October and Côte d’Ivoire on 31 October. (Full Story)
Friday, October 9, 2020
Click to expand Image Commuters walk through an overcrowded subway station during local rush hour on March 13, 2020 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. © 2020 Lalo Yasky/Getty Images (New York) – Argentina’s Justice and Human Rights Ministry is regularly publishing online the personal data of children with open arrest warrants, Human Rights Watch said today. The Buenos Aires city government has then been loading the images and identities of these children into a facial recognition system used at the city’s train stations, despite significant errors in the national government’s database and the… (Full Story)
Friday, October 9, 2020
Click to expand Image Migrants of several nationalities, part of a group of 270 people, arrive from Algeria to Assamaka, Niger, on September 30, 2020. © 2020 IOM Niger (Beirut) – Algerian authorities expelled thousands of migrants and asylum seekers to Niger during waves of roundups of mostly sub-Saharan Africans across at least nine cities in recent weeks, Human Rights Watch said today. Security personnel have separated children from their families during mass arrests, stripped migrants and asylum seekers of their belongings, and failed to allow them to challenge their removal or screen… (Full Story)
Friday, October 9, 2020
Click to expand Image Students protest against an alleged gang-rape and brutal torture of a woman in the southern district of Noakhali, in Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 8, 2020. © 2020 Rehman Asad/NurPhoto via AP (New York) – Protests in Bangladesh erupted this week after a video of a group of men attacking, stripping, and sexually assaulting a woman went viral, Human Rights Watch said today. Protesters called for the resignation of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal over the government’s failure to address an alarming rise in sexual violence against women and girls. “Bangladeshi women… (Full Story)
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Click to expand Image Jonathan Price © Will Middlebrooks/GoFundMe The call that came into the Wolfe City Police Department just after 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, wasn’t particularly notable in the small Texas town of 1,500 about 70 miles northeast of Dallas. There was a “possible fight in progress” at the Kwik Chek convenience store. Officer Shaun Lucas was dispatched to the scene. Exactly what the fight was about and who was involved remains unclear, but within minutes of Lucas’s arrival, 31-year-old Jonathan Price, a former high school football star and admired member of the community,… (Full Story)
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