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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found Switzerland guilty of three human rights violations Tuesday. The ECHR determined that Swiss courts failed to adequately address the question of whether racial profiling was at play when police subjected Mohamed Shee Wa Baile, a Swiss national, to an identity check at Zürich station while on his [...]

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Amnesty International called for an investigation into killings and police brutality against protestors in Senegal as the UN raised similar concerns over the use of force against protesters and restrictions on civic space in the wake of the Senegalese Parliament’s decision to postpone national elections. Three protesters were killed last week, including a 16-year-old boy [...]

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A report released by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday highlights human rights violations and abuses endured by Syrians upon their return to Syria. The report outlines a combination of challenges awaiting returnees, including general insecurity in the aftermath of the civil war, as well as ongoing violations [...]

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Argentina President Javier Milei’s controversial economic reform package failed to pass the Senate Tuesday and was sent back to the legislative committee for further deliberation, according to a statement from the president’s office. Milei’s reform efforts include the “Bases and Starting Points for the Liberty of Argentines” omnibus bill and the controversial Decree 70/30. The [...]

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Dutch police stopped farmers’ protests across the Netherlands on Monday regarding low prices for produce and the EU’s Green Deal. The protests disrupted traffic by blocking freeway exit roads and setting fires. In a statement released on Monday, the police in Gelderland highlighted the health risks and environmental hazards posed by the protests. They also [...]

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Iran executed four individuals it claims were associated with an Israeli intelligence operation backed by Israel’s Mossad Agency. Iran charged the four individuals with orchestrating a bomb attack on a factory in the city of Isfahan, known for manufacturing weapons and equipment for Iran’s Ministry of Defence. The plot was intended to take place during [...]

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France’s highest court dismissed an appeal Tuesday from Lafarge, a French building materials manufacturer, seeking to drop charges of complicity in crimes against humanity. In 2017, Sherpa, the European Centre for Constitutional and Human rights, as well as 11 former employees, filed a complaint alleging that Lafarge had financed terrorist groups, endangered the lives of [...]

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The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) reported on Monday that at least six civilians have been wounded, and several civilian facilities have been destroyed after Turkish shelling and airstrikes in northeast Syria. Since Friday, Türkiye has launched 73 attacks, targeting oil stations, electricity plants, control points of the internal security forces, as [...]

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The Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (FTDES) expressed concern on Monday over the migrant situation in the country and its serious humanitarian repercussions. FTDES accused the Tunisian government of orchestrating a campaign of repression against migrants to ensure a steady stream of financial and logistical support from Europe. The statement highlights testimonies of [...]

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Mohamed Bazoum Salem, son of the ousted President Mohamed Bazoum, was granted provisional release from house arrest in Niamey by Niger’s military tribunal on Monday. The 22-year-old was charged with conspiracy to undermine the authority or security of the state after a military coup on July 26, 2023. Salem’s release comes after six months of [...]

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