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Sri Lankan security officials were given orders Wednesday to use live ammunition against protesters to prevent “anarchy” amid anti-government protests and an economic crisis in the island nation. Sri Lanka, which is facing its worst economic crisis since the country declared independence from Britain in 1948, has been “rocked” with violence amid supply shortages, a [...]

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A spokesperson for the Polish Minister Coordinator of Special Services announced Tuesday that it had arrested a Russian citizen “suspected of acting for the benefit of Russian intelligence services.” The alleged Russian spy was accused of collecting information related to “the military readiness of the Polish Armed Forces and of the NATO troops.” The arrest [...]

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Amnesty International Tuesday accused Iranian prison officials of “shocking violations of the right to life” by denying healthcare to ailing prisoners and refusing to investigate deaths in prison custody. Their report describes the acts by prison officials as “arbitrary deprivations of life” which constitute “extrajudicial execution where there is intent to kill”. At least 96 of [...]

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According to a report published Tuesday by human rights advocates in the first half of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s term violence against journalists has increased by 85%, compared to the first half of his predecessor’s term. The report by Article 19, an international human rights group, described Mexico as “the most dangerous country for journalists” [...]

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The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) Tuesday urged Sri Lankan authorities to find a solution to the country’s economic and political challenges in a press release following Sri Lanka’s state of emergency declaration. Sri Lanka, which is enduring its most painful economic downturn since its independence from Britain in 1948, declared a state of emergency [...]

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The Myanmar junta is responsible for crimes against humanity, murder, torture, and forced displacement of civilians and political leaders, according to a report by human rights agencies released Thursday. The report, co-authored by Fortify Rights and the Schell Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School, is focused primarily on the six months following [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rejected challenges to Texas’s new voting restrictions in three separate 2-1 decisions on Wednesday. The decisions are a continuation of what the Department of Justice (DOJ) has called “some of the strictest limitations in the nation on the right of certain citizens to receive voting assistance.” [...]

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The United Nations Tuesday urged the international community to take “concerted, immediate measures” to stop human rights violations and abuses in Myanmar. The report, released for the forty-ninth regular session of the UN Human Rights Council, details human rights violations by the Tatmadaw, the military of Myanmar. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle [...]

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