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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) urged Jordanian authorities to withdraw all charges and immediately release Palestinian-Jordanian journalist Hiba Abu Taha on Friday. According to the CPJ, Hiba Abu Taha was arrested on May 14 and sentenced to one-year imprisonment on June 11 for “inciting discord and strife among members of society”, and “targeting community [...]

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UN Special Rapporteur Alice Jill Edwards said Thursday that the Taliban must provide detained US humanitarian worker Ryan Corbett with immediate medical treatment in light of his deteriorating health. Corbett was allegedly detained by the Taliban on August 10, 2022. According to Edwards, Corbett was confined in a tiny, locked cell without sunlight in Afghanistan. He [...]

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The US Department of Justice on Thursday found that the Phoenix Police Department and the City of Phoenix have engaged in excessive force, discrimination and general civil rights violations against Black, Latino, Native American and other marginalized communities. The findings were published in a 126-page report, ending an investigation that began in 2021. Attorney General Merrick [...]

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A coalition of human rights organizations released a joint statement on Friday calling on the Egyptian government to stop the recent targeting and retaliation against human rights lawyers. The coalition includes 28 rights organizations, including Amnesty International and Freedom House. The organizations expressed support for a letter by five UN Special Rapporteurs that was published [...]

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Russia employed starvation as a method of warfare during their 85-day siege of Mariupol in 2022, said a report published on Thursday by Global Rights Compliance (GRC). The report, titled ‘The Hope Left Us: Russia’s Siege, Starvation, and Capture of Mariupol City,” was published by the GRC Starvation Mobile Justice Team, as part of a [...]

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The governments of Canada, the UK and the US released a joint statement condemning Russia’s alleged involvement in Moldova’s upcoming October presidential elections as subverting the country’s free and fair elections. The three countries allege that Russia has been employing various means including “lies, deceit, corruption and disinformation to undermine sovereignty and democracy,” and obtain [...]

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The UN Security Council on Friday adopted a UK-backed resolution on the situation in Sudan, demanding that Sudan’s paramilitary Rapid Support Forces halt its siege of El Fasher, the only capital in the vast western region of Darfur that it doesn’t control. This comes as the UN Secretary-General delivered reports on Sudan and South Sudan [...]

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Germany’s Berlin Administrative Court dismissed a lawsuit on Tuesday in which several Palestinian applicants sought to prohibit the German government from supplying arms to Israel amid the ongoing war in Gaza. The motion was supported by several human rights organizations, including the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights and the Palestinian Center for Human [...]

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