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Human Rights Observatory
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
(Nairobi) – Recent credible threats against human rights defenders who, for many years, have been fighting for justice alongside victims of Liberia's civil wars are a source of great concern, nine human rights organizations said today. The threats were made to staff of the well-respected Global Justice and Research Project (GJRP), as well as to witnesses of alleged crimes by a recent defendant of a war crimes unit in the United Kingdom. Credible threats have also been made against Adama Dempster, secretary general of the Civil Society Human Rights Advocacy Platform of Liberia, in connection to… (Full Story)
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Click to expand Image Alvaro Uribe, Colombia's former president, attends a debate as a senator at the Congress in Bogota, Colombia, October 3, 2016. © 2016 Reuters (New York) – The Supreme Court’s August 3, 2020 decision to order the pretrial house arrest of former president and senator Alvaro Uribe is a critical test for the rule of law in Colombia, Human Rights Watch said today. The administration of President Iván Duque and other members of the Uribe-led governing party, the Democratic Center, should respect the decision and the court’s independence. The Investigation Chamber of the… (Full Story)
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Click to expand Image Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a late night live broadcast in Malacanang, Manila, Philippines, April 3, 2020. © 2020 Toto Lozano/Malacanang Presidential Photographers Divisiion via AP The plummeting human rights situation in the Philippines got even worse this week as the government began considering bills to reinstate the death penalty. The move by the House Committee on Justice came a week after President Rodrigo Duterte used his State of the Nation Address to call for capital punishment by lethal injection for drug offenders. For years, the… (Full Story)
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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Wednesday, August 5, 2020
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Zimbabwean branch of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) have written to Zimbabwe’s information minister voicing alarm about a surge in assaults on journalists and arrests in connection with their coverage of the coronavirus crisis.Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, RSF has registered more than 100 press freedom violations in Africa linked to coverage of the crisis. (Full Story)
Amnesty International - Wednesday, August 5, 2020
The Sikuani and Kubeo Indigenous Peoples are invisible to the Colombian government. The authorities have not protected us from the attacks and threats we have suffered for years at the hands of paramilitaries and guerrillas. And now they are abandoning us once again and leaving us at the mercy of the COVID-19 pandemic without guaranteeing our rights, such as the rights to health and food. (Full Story)
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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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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