Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Rights News

Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader appeals sentence

Caracas - Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez appealed his 14-year sentence during a marathon hearing that stretched into early Saturday, declaring himself innocent of inciting violence at anti-government protests in 2014.

One woman takes on Rio Olympic builders — and wins

Rio De Janeiro - If the world's strongest and fastest athletes in Rio's Olympic Park want to see a real champion they should look across the fence for Maria da Penha Macena.

Leading Cuban dissident begins hunger strike

Havana - Renowned Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas said Thursday he has begun a hunger strike demanding the Raul Castro government end torture and other human rights abuses against opponents.

Turkey to suspend European rights convention

Istanbul - Turkey said on Thursday it would suspend the European Convention on Human Rights during a state of emergency it declared to pursue the plotters of last week's failed coup.

Pregnant Afghan teen's death sparks call to end child marriage

Kabul - Right groups Wednesday called on the Afghan government to end the scourge of child marriages, after a 14-year-old pregnant girl was burned to death in the latest case of violence against women.

Myanmar army admits villagers killed during interrogation

Yangon - Myanmar's military said Wednesday it was investigating the death of five villagers during an interrogation by soldiers and would punish wrongdoers, a rare admission from an army long accused of rights abuses.

Syria rebel beheading of child sparks outrage

Aleppo - Syrian residents and the opposition expressed outrage on Wednesday at the brutal beheading of a child by a rebel group in Aleppo city, branding it a "heinous act".

Kenya security accused of murder and abduction: report

Nairobi - Security agencies are killing and abducting men in north-east Kenya who they suspect of links to Islamist extremists, a rights group said Wednesday.

'Crisis' in Lebanon for Syrian children out of school

Birut - Mariam Khatib, a 15-year-old Syrian refugee in Lebanon, says she has just one wish in life -- to be able to go back to school.

Philippines' Duterte 'not afraid of human rights' in war on drugs

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said human rights are not a concern in his war on drugs, vowing to ignore due process and comparing himself to former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.

Vietnam detains activists after South China Sea ruling

Hanoi - Scores of activists were detained in Vietnam's capital on Sunday as they gathered to protest against China after it rejected a recent international ruling that dismissed its claims to much of the South China Sea.

UN sees evidence of possible war crimes in Ukraine

Kiev - The United Nations on Thursday said Ukraine's forces had indiscriminately shelled residents while pro-Russian insurgents and Kiev battalions had summarily killed civilians in what may have constituted "war crimes".

Kuwait sets minimum wage for maids in first for Gulf

Kuwait City - Kuwait has set a minimum wage for its hundreds of thousands of mostly Asian domestic staff, the first country in the Gulf to do so, local media reported on Thursday.

Human Rights Watch slams 'cruel, violent' Hungary over migrants

Budapest - Human Rights Watch denounced Hungary Wednesday for "cruel and violent treatment" of migrants, accusing police and soldiers of beating people up before forcibly expelling them back into Serbia.

Liberal hopes dashed as post-Islamist Egypt turns conservative

Cairo - When Egypt's military overthrew the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013, Egyptians like Nabil dared to hope that their conservative country was on the brink of change.

'Unprecedented spike' in Egypt forced disappearances

London - Egyptian police have been implicated in an "unprecedented spike" in enforced disappearances since early 2015 aimed at quashing dissent, Amnesty International said in a report Wednesday.

Homophobia up in Mexico after gay marriage push: NGO

- Homophobia has surged in Mexico since President Enrique Pena Nieto proposed to legalize same-sex marriage in May, a gay rights group said Tuesday, reporting 26 hate-fueled murders this year.

N. Korea says to cut UN office-based channel to U.S.

Seoul - North Korea said Monday it would close one of the last remaining channels of communication with the US in protest at sanctions on leader Kim Jong-Un for human rights abuses.

Raids on factories aim to cause Yemen economy lasting damage: HRW

Sanaa - Human Rights Watch said on Monday that Saudi-led bombing raids against civilian factories in Yemen, which have killed scores, appear aimed at inflicting lasting economic damage to the war-ravaged country.

N. Korea threatens action over US anti-missile system

Seoul - North Korea threatened Monday to take "physical action" after Washington and Seoul announced they would deploy a sophisticated US anti-missile defence system to counter the growing menace from Pyongyang.

US reporter killed in Syria targeted by regime, lawsuit claims

Washington - The Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad targeted and killed US reporter Marie Colvin in February 2012 to stop her from covering government atrocities, according to a lawsuit filed in US court on Saturday.

Indian court orders investigation into army killings

New Delhi - India's top court on Friday ordered an investigation into use of "excessive and retaliatory" force by security forces in the insurgency-wracked state of Manipur, where a controversial law gives troops powers to shoot on sight.

Chile ex-army chief held over 1973 massacre

Santiago - Police arrested an ex-head of the Chilean army to face charges over a 1973 massacre under the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship, the courts said.

N. Korea says US sanctions on leader 'a declaration of war'

Seoul - North Korea said Friday that the new US sanctions targeting its leader Kim Jong-Un amounted to a "declaration of a war" and vowed to take strong retaliatory measures.

Rio's police kill, torture with impunity: rights group

Rio De Janeiro - Police in Rio de Janeiro state, which hosts next month's Olympics, killed at least 645 people last year and 8,000 over the last decade, a rights group said Thursday.

S. Korea welcomes U.S. blacklist for N. Korea leader

Seoul - Washington's move to place North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on its sanctions blacklist for the first time was welcomed by South Korea Thursday, with Seoul saying it would highlight human rights abuses in the hermit state.

Wives of China's detained lawyers fight on

Bejing - Monitored, scared, and made to feel like criminals, the women's only offence is to be married to lawyers and activists detained by China's Communist authorities. But a year after their husbands disappeared, they are defiant.

US sanctions North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un for rights abuses

Washington - The United States placed North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on its sanctions blacklist for the first time Wednesday, calling him directly responsible for a long list of serious human rights abuses.

Press under pressure from Algeria's 'draconian drift'

Alger - The director of a television station is arrested... a court blocks the sale of an opposition media group... parliament passes a law to stop retired army officers commenting on politics.

Syrian rebels, jihadists guilty of war crimes: Amnesty

Birut - Islamist rebels and jihadists in Syria are guilty of war crimes, Amnesty International said in a report on Tuesday, accusing them of "a chilling wave of abductions, torture and summary killings".
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 52 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Rights


Rights Image

Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
Ginger Pride march in Edinburgh  Scotland on August 10  2013.
Ginger Pride march in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 10, 2013.
YouTube
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
European Court of Human Rights  Strasbourg  France
European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France
marcella bona
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
Ginger Pride march in Edinburgh  Scotland on August 10  2013.
Ginger Pride march in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 10, 2013.
YouTube
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
A speaker at the rally outside the Philippine Consulate General.
A speaker at the rally outside the Philippine Consulate General.
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.