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Human Rights Observatory
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Expand The UN Security Council holds a meeting on November 20, 2019, at United Nations headquarters in New York. © 2019 AP Photo/Mary Altaffer For the second year in a row, the United States has prevented the United Nations Security Council from scrutinizing North Korea’s abysmal human rights record, sending a clear message to Pyongyang and other abusive governments that the US is prepared to look away regarding rights violations.  The special Security Council meeting was set to convene today, to coincide with Human Rights Day. Earlier this month it appeared the Council had the minimum number… (Full Story)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Amnesty International - Tuesday, December 10, 2019
In response to the violent and excessive use of force by state security forces today to break up a peaceful pro-independence march in Cabinda Province, and the arrest of dozens of protesters and their leaders, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for Southern Africa, Deprose Muchena said: (Full Story)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Expand Ninel Konstantinovna Fokina © 2011 Kazis Toguzbaev RFE/RL Human Rights Watch mourns the passing of the dedicated Kazakhstan human rights activist Ninel Konstantinovna Fokina. She passed away recently in Almaty at the age of 85. “Fokina was at the heart of the early days of Kazakhstan’s human rights movement and she fiercely defended human rights all her life,” said Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “Her dedication and commitment to seek justice on behalf of people whose rights have been suppressed was truly remarkable.” Fokina was the head of the… (Full Story)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of a radio technician who has been held ever since police raided and closed an opposition radio station nearly two weeks ago in Buta, the capital of Bas-Uélé province in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo.The raid on Radio Liberté Buta, which had all the hallmarks of being politically motivated, took place on the evening of 28 November while it was broadcasting a pre-recorded interview in w (Full Story)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Amnesty International - Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Amnesty International Spain and partners in the Spanish Control Arms campaign went to the port of Sagunto, Valencia, to protest the arrival of the Bahri Abha, a Saudi Arabian ship that has ferried US$162 million of US arms to Saudi Arabia during the war in Yemen. (Full Story)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Expand Osman Kavala. © 2017 Anadolu Kültür (London) – The European Court of Human Rights ruled on December 10, 2019 that Osman Kavala, a civic leader, has been arbitrarily detained in Turkey since November 2017. The court said that his detention has been carried out and prolonged in bad faith for unlawful purposes, in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights, and that he should be immediately released. In a joint statement today, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said that the Turkish authorities should carry out the European Court ruling and release Osman Kavala immediately.… (Full Story)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Expand Ninel Konstantinovna Fokina © 2011 Kazis Toguzbaev RFE/RL Human Rights Watch mourns the passing of the dedicated Kazakhstan human rights activist Ninel Konstantinovna Fokina. She passed away recently in Almaty at the age of 85. “Fokina was at the heart of the early days of Kazakhstan’s human rights movement and she fiercely defended human rights all her life,” said Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “Her dedication and commitment to seek justice on behalf of people whose rights have been suppressed was truly remarkable.” Fokina was the head of the… (Full Story)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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