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The official spokesperson for the Iraq Ministry of Justice, Ahmed Laibi Abdul Hussein, strongly refuted a news article accusing the ministry of carrying out secret executions in Al-Hout prison. The ministry is braced to pursue legal action against the site. According to the Ministry of Justice, the accusations “aim to mislead domestic and international public [...]

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Amnesty International and four other human rights organizations on Thursday criticized China’s new judicial guidelines targeting individuals advocating for Taiwan’s independence, calling the guidelines “a blow for human rights protections.” Amnesty International, the Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network, The Rights Practice, the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty and the Capital Punishment Justice Project jointly condemned [...]

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It has been one year since Malaysia repealed the mandatory death penalty, however, Amnesty International has highlighted ongoing violations of international human rights standards. The abolition of the mandatory death penalty, under the Abolition of Mandatory Death Penalty Act 2023, has led to a significant reduction in death sentences and a decrease of over one-third [...]

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Laws criminalizing coercive control came into force in New South Wales (NSW), Australia on Monday. Section 54D of the NSW’s Crimes Act 1900 criminalizes coercive conduct and abusive behavior against intimate partners by attaching a maximum penalty of seven years imprisonment upon conviction. The legislation, which is the first stand-alone offence of coercive control in [...]

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Taiwan Mainland Affairs Council on Thursday raised the travel alert for Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau to “orange” level and advised people to avoid non-essential travelling. The Council claimed that because the Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau have continued to amend or issue legal documents relating to national security in recent years, there [...]

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In early June, Israel carried out a daring rescue, freeing four hostages who had been taken and held for eight months by Hamas and, in flagrant violation of international law, embedding the hostages within families in housing full of civilians, including many children—also a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law and the laws of war. All major news [...]

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Human rights organization Amnesty International issued a note of recommendation Monday urging the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to implement human rights pledges made by President Felix Tshisekedi and highlighting five priority rights issues in the African country. The note implored the DRC government to address the safety of civilians and unpunished war crimes in [...]

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The Supreme Leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei ordered the country’s judiciary not to refer to Western human rights principles in their decisions, in a Saturday speech during a meeting with the country’s Judiciary Chief and other senior judiciary officials. The Supreme Leader said that the principles are incorrect and described Western countries as hypocritical. The [...]

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China announced sanctions against US arms company Lockheed Martin in response to the US sale of arms to Taiwan on Friday. The spokesperson of the Chinese foreign ministry Lin Jian contended that the arms deal violates the one-China principle and the three China-US joint communiqués, especially the August 17 Communiqué of 1982. These sanctions resulted [...]

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