The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) called on Friday for a comprehensive and transparent inquiry into recent events where Ukrainian military officials allegedly tried to serve an investigative summons to Yevhen Shulhat, a journalist working for the Ukrainian investigative outlet Slidstvo.Info. According to reports from Slidstvo.Info, this incident was orchestrated by Ukraine’s Internal Security Service [...]

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Amnesty International asserted Friday that African and global human rights bodies must urgently investigate alleged war crimes committed by the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) in the town of Merawi, Amhara region, on January 29, 2024. This incident, purportedly involving the killings of civilians through murder and extrajudicial executions, stands as one of the deadliest [...]

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The Mexican government published an agreement that will require Peruvian nationals wishing to enter Mexico as a visitor without permission to engage in paid activities to obtain a visa from the Mexican consular authority. The measure, announced on Thursday, will come into effect starting from April 20, 2024, and will not apply to Peruvians holding [...]

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Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced Friday the suspension of diplomatic ties with Ecuador following the forcible entry of Ecuadorian police into the Mexican embassy in Quito and the subsequent arrest of the former vice president of Ecuador Jorge Glas. These events occurred one day after the Ecuadorian government decided to expel the Mexican [...]

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The UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution Thursday on Combating Discrimination, Violence, and Harmful Practices against Intersex Persons who are born with sex characteristics differing from conventional binary perceptions of male or female anatomy. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 24 in favor, none against and 23 abstentions. In Resolution A/HRC/55/L.9, the [...]

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UN International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) revealed Wednesday the use of indiscriminate landmines in Myanmar has caused an increase in civilian casualties, with over 20 percent of them being children. Civilians in Myanmar have suffered from a total of 1,052 casualties from landmine and explosive ordnances in 2023, alone. According to UNICEF, amidst the recent [...]

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Peru’s Attorney General’s Office filed a constitutional complaint Friday against Jorge Luis Salas Arenas, the current president of the National Electoral Tribunal (JNE), for the alleged crime of incompatible negotiation or improper use of office to the detriment of the Peruvian state. The complaint follows a preliminary investigation by the Attorney General’s Office into events [...]

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The National Union of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT) issued a public statement Friday demanding the immediate release of prominent journalist Mohamed Boughalleb, who was detained by the police for 48 hours on suspicion of insulting a public official. The spokesperson for the public prosecutor’s office told TAP that Boughalleb’s detention stems from a complaint filed by [...]

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The Supreme Federal Court of Brazil (STF) disclosed Friday the testimonies of two former high-ranking military officials who said that former president Jair Bolsonaro summoned them to discuss a potential coup to remain in power after losing the 2022 presidential elections to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The testimonies of Marco Antonio Freire Gomes, a [...]

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The Constitutional Commission of the Peruvian Congress approved Tuesday the report of Bill No. 6951/2023-CR, which establishes that no one can be prosecuted, sentenced or punished for crimes against humanity or war crimes committed before July 1, 2002. As a result, emblematic cases from the period of internal violence in Peru between 1980 and 2000, [...]

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