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Human Rights Watch (HRW) condemned US Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Friday for force-feeding detained migrants. According to a report released on Thursday by the Associated Press, detained men in the El Paso Processing Center have been participating in a hunger strike since early January. ICE officials said that 11 men are striking, but AP reports the [...]

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Nepal’s National Assembly on Thursday passed, without amendment, a controversial bill that will regulate medical education in the country once it receives presidential assent. The legislation was pushed through parliament even as opposition members and medical professionals across the country protested. Orthopedic surgeon Govinda KC is leading a movement against the bill and is on [...]

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A group of UN human rights experts on Thursday criticized the actions of the Iranian government in jailing human rights defenders and lawyers. “We urge the Government to immediately release all those who have been imprisoned for promoting and protecting the rights of women.” The experts called for the government of Iran to guarantee the [...]

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Amnesty International  called Tuesday for the release of Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, detained since June, and her husband Reza Khandan, who was arrested Tuesday. Reza Khandan was charged by Tehran’s Office of the Prosecutor with spreading propaganda against the system, colluding to commit crimes against national security, and promoting the practice of appearing [...]

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Inmates across the US began a planned 19-day strike on Tuesday in protest of  poor conditions, no-to-low pay for work and racist prison administration. The strike, set to take place in 17 states, was organized by many groups, including Jailhouse Lawyers Speak , an organization made up of incarcerated prisoner rights advocates. Those participating in the strike [...]

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