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Amnesty International release report on attacks on Human Rights Defenders

Amnesty’s report, titled ‘Deadly but Preventable Attacks: Killings and Enforced Disappearances of Those who Defend Human Rights’ notes that since the Declaration on HRDs was adopted two decades ago, “human rights defenders across the globe have faced an onslaught of harassment, intimidation, ill-treatment, restrictions, unjust prosecution and detention – which continues to this day.” The report says…

HRW reports on shoddy prosecution of ISIS suspects

According to a new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, Iraq’s government and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), in their efforts to prosecute several thousand ISIS suspects, lack a “national strategy” to ensure that prosecutions of those who have committed the “worst abuses” take priority, or to levy charges that apply to the “broad range of crimes”…

UN warns of “imminent catastrophe” in Yemen

Several heads of UN agencies as well as other senior humanitarian officials issued a statement this weekend saying that Yemen’s cities are facing a major water shortage, with seven cities’ water networks lacking fuel and being “dependent on humanitarian organizations to fill in the gap”. The statement noted that if the Saudi-led coalition’s blockade on…

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You can Help Save Scientist Sentenced to Death in Iran

Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, an Iranian born Swedish resident and expert in disaster medicine has been sentenced to death by Iranian authorities on charges of espionage. Dr. Djalai is a medical doctor and university lecturer. He has studied and taught in Sweden, Italy and Belgium. He was arrested in April last year when he was visiting…

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