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Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Click to expand Image Italians and asylum seekers from the local specialized reception center work together to clear debris after floods in Belluno, Italy, November 2018. © 2018 SIPROIMI It pledged last year to do so, and now the Italian government has restored some humanity to its immigration and asylum system. This week, the council of ministers adopted a decree that reverses many of the worst policies imposed by the previous interior minister and current leader of the anti-immigrant League Party, Matteo Salvini. The decree isn’t perfect, but it’s a step in the right direction. The… (Full Story)
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Click to expand Image Magda Fyssa, the mother of late Greek rap singer Pavlos Fyssas, who was stabbed and killed by a supporter of the extreme right Golden Dawn party in 2013, celebrates immediately after the delivery of the verdict in Athens, October 7, 2020.  © 2020 AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris In a momentous ruling today, an Athens appeals court found that the far-right neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party was operating as a criminal organization. The court also found that members of the group orchestrated or colluded in the 2013 murder of 34-year-old antifascist activist and rapper Pavlos Fyssas,… (Full Story)
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) is very worried by the increasingly hostile environment for reporters in El Salvador, especially by President Nayib Bukele’s recent attacks and threats against critical and independent media, and calls on the authorities to stop denigrating journalism. During a press conference livestreamed on Facebook on 24 September, President Bukele accused the countr (Full Story)
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Pham Doan Trang, a Vietnamese journalist who was awarded the RSF Prize for Impact a year ago and who was arrested last night in Ho Chi Minh City."I don't want freedom just for myself, that's too easy. (Full Story)
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
(Washington, DC) – The governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras have failed to effectively address violence and entrenched discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, leading many to seek asylum in the United States, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Yet policies by the administration of US President Donald Trump have made it almost impossible for them to obtain asylum. October 7, 2020 “Every Day I Live in Fear” Violence and Discrimination Against LGBT People in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and Obstacles to Asylum… (Full Story)
Amnesty International - Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Three years after fighting began in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province, victims of the conflict that has killed more than 2,000 people are no closer to justice, truth and reparation, Amnesty International said today. Authorities have failed to hold all those suspected of criminal responsibility to justice for crimes under international law and human rights violations. (Full Story)
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Chad’s media regulator to rescind the sanctions it is threatening to enforce against several media publishers and editors, who will either have to be replaced or else see their publications closed down because, under a new law, they lack the necessary academic qualification to hold these positions. Enforcing these sanctions would eliminate many newspapers and would deal a very serious blow to the freedom to inform in Chad less than a year before its next presidential election.The threatened publications include N’Djamena Hebdo, which brought its first… (Full Story)
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
NewsTomorrow, October 6, a coalition of 14 organizations, including Reporters Without Borders (RSF), will present to the IACHR Brazil's current scenario of lack of access to reliable information. In March 2020, RSF was also part of the delegation that, in the hearing held in Haiti, reported on the decline in freedom of expression in Brazil to the IACHR.Tomorrow, civil society organizations will participate in a virtual public hearing with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to denounce violations of the right to information and (Full Story)
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Click to expand Image Protesters gathered on Ala Too Square in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan's capital on October 6, 2020, two days after a disputed parliamentary election. © 2020 Caroline Eden (Berlin) – Law enforcement forces in Kyrgyzstan responding to protests and unrest should uphold human rights and the rule of law, including if provoked by some protesters, Human Rights Watch said today. Clashes between protesters and law enforcement on the evening of October 5, 2020, following the flawed October 4 parliamentary election, led to significant casualties, including 1 death and 164 hospitalizations,… (Full Story)
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Click to expand Image Chinese police patrol a night market near Id Kah Mosque in Xinjiang, a day before the Eid al-Fitr holiday, June 25, 2017. © 2017 AFP/Getty Images A cross-regional group of 39 United Nations member countries issued a stinging public rebuke today of the Chinese government’s widespread human rights violations in Xinjiang, Hong Kong, and Tibet, proof that a growing number of governments are voicing their alarm, despite Beijing’s threats of retaliation. “We are gravely concerned about the human rights situation in Xinjiang and the recent developments in Hong Kong,” German… (Full Story)
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