Amnesty International Friday called for meaningful action over the outrage in Iran after a nationwide protest over Mahsa Amini’s death in custody. Iran restricted Internet usage on Wednesday for much of the nation.  On September 13, Mahsa Amini was arrested and violently beaten in a police van in Tehran by Iran’s morality police for not complying [...]

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The Republic of Poland, the Kingdom of Denmark and the Italian Republic Friday filed declarations of intervention in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the case of Ukraine v. Russian Federation. Human rights experts across the world have accused Russia of genocide during its invasion of Ukraine. Under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court, states may [...]

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Amnesty International Friday published an announcement that Dipti Rani Das, a Bangladeshi teenager who was detained over a Facebook post, was released from detention on March 15. In October 2020, Dipti Rani Das, a Hindu minority teenage girl, was arrested in Dinajpur, Bangladesh, under Bangladesh’s Digital Security Act, 2018 over a Facebook post which contained [...]

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India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MHFW) Thursday filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court of India stating that Indian medical students who returned from Ukraine due to the Russia-Ukraine war can’t be accommodated in Indian medical colleges in the absence of any provision in the National Medical Commission Act allowing such accommodation. MHFW filed [...]

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The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) Thursday held that Tanzania’s policy on the expulsion of pregnant and married girls with no opportunity of re-entry to schools and the forced pregnancy testing conducted in schools violates various provisions of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the [...]

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Ministry of the Defence of Ukraine (MDU) Thursday discovered an improvised grave site consisting of more than 440 unmarked graves in a nearby forest in Izyum after Ukraine retook control of Izyum in the Kharkiv region. MDU also informed that the necessary procedural actions have already begun there. According to the MDU, the bodies consist mostly [...]

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European Parliament (EP) Thursday adopted its interim report wherein it declared Hungary as no longer a democracy with 433 votes for, 123 against, and 28 abstentions, and alleged Hungary is becoming a “hybrid regime of electoral autocracy.” In 2018, the EP passed a resolution asking EU member states to determine whether Hungary is at risk of [...]

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India’s Madurai Madra High Court Thursday held YouTuber Savukku Shankar guilty of criminal contempt and sentenced him to a six-month imprisonment in a suo moto petition against him for his remark on the Indian judiciary. In July, in an interview with Red Pix, Shankar remarked that “the entire higher judiciary is riddled with corruption.” On his remark, [...]

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The United Nations, the African Union (AU), and the US Department of State Sunday voiced approval for the Tigray regional government’s commitment to a peaceful resolution of the Ethiopia conflict and its willingness to engage with the AU. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the AU Commission emphasised that this “positive development is a unique opportunity for [...]

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India’s Allahabad High Court Sunday issued notice to the government of Uttar Pradesh regarding the grossly misconducted magisterial inquiry into the death of a prisoner in May. The court held that the inquiry was a “dereliction of duty and gross abuse of power, affecting the rule of law.” The petitioner’s father, Sudhakar Prasad Dubey, was [...]

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