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Amnesty International on Monday called on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to immediately release a group of dissidents who have been behind bars beyond the end of their prison sentences. The “UAE-94” case concerns a mass trial conducted by UAE authorities against dissidents and members of the al-Islah political movement in 2012–2013, which Amnesty called [...]

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The Supreme Court of India (SC) Wednesday passed an order to discontinue all pending and future cases in relation to the offence of sedition under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The order provides that all pending trials and proceedings with respect to charges under Section 124A are to be kept in abeyance. [...]

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Amnesty International Friday published a report documenting war crimes committed by Russian forces in the northwest portion of Kyiv Oblast. In April Amnesty International investigators spent 12 days in Bucha, Borodyanka, Novyi Korohod, Andrivka, Zdvyzhivka, Vorzel, Makariv and Dmytrivka investigating war crimes. The investigators interviewed around 45 people who witnessed or had first-hand knowledge of [...]

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The Supreme Court of India Monday held that the right to bodily integrity of a person includes the right to refuse vaccination under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution. The present writ petition was filed by Dr. Jacob Puliyel, a former member of the National Technical Advisory Group of Immunization. The petition challenged the constitutional [...]

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The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales Wednesday sentenced Ali Harbi Ali, an ISIS follower, to life imprisonment for engaging in terrorist activities and murdering lawmaker David Amess. Ali was sentenced for two crimes by the court. He was sentenced for engaging in preparation of terrorist acts between May 1, 2019 and September 28, [...]

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The United Nations expert on Monday has raised concerns about the restrictions imposed on the Brazilian citizen’s rights to full and active social and political participation and the country’s increasing levels of violence. These actions were aimed against human rights defenders, women journalists, indigenous peoples, and traditional communities especially those belonging to African descent. UN [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) Monday urged the European Union (EU) to press Vietnam to improve human rights record. HRW called upon the EU “to insist of clear, concrete, and measurable human rights benchmarks for Vietnam” ahead of a bilateral human rights dialogue between the Union and the countryset to take place in Brussels on Wednesday. [...]

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The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Tuesday published preliminary remarks about the Pegasus spyware and called for a European Union-wide ban. The controversial Pegasus spyware has been used by governments for the purpose of surveillance of journalists, activists and politicians in several EU member states and various other jurisdictions. The EDPS preliminary remarks recognise that [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held Thursday that Slovakia is liable for violating the right to a fair trial and the right to obtain attendance and examination of witnesses in a Syrian national’s complaint that his trial and conviction on charges of migrant smuggling had been unfair. In Al Alo v. Slovakia, Jamal [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held Thursday that the Civil Chamber of Poland’s Supreme Court composition lacks impartiality and independence, violating a company’s right to a proper hearing. In Advance Pharma Sp. Z o.o v. Poland, a company argued against the Main Pharmaceutical Inspector’s decision to withdraw a product from the market. The [...]

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