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US concerned about Egyptian human rights

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Top US diplomat Antony Blinken said Egypt has more work to do on human rights amid calls for Washington to take a tougher stance...

Uganda security personnel beat journalists covering rights abuse petition

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Ugandan military and police officers beat and seriously injured journalists on Wednesday as they covered the delivery of a petition about human rights violations...

Zimbabwe court rules journalist danger to public, extends detention

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A Zimbabwean court ruled on Friday that a journalist charged with inciting violence was a danger to the public and extended his detention until...

Tanzania urged to end civic space crackdown

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Tanzania should allow peaceful gatherings ahead of elections in October and step back from “draconian” laws, UN appointed independent rights experts said. In a written...

UN rights experts condemn Israel’s annexation plan and US support

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UN human rights experts said on Tuesday that Israel’s plan to annex significant parts of the occupied West Bank would violate international law banning...

ISS: Magufuli is driving Tanzania further from human rights

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Tanzanian president John Magufuli continues to drive his country away from good governance, democracy and human rights. His latest move was to withdraw Tanzania’s...

Iranian violence on protesters denounced

Iranian security forces shot at protesters from helicopters and a rooftop and aimed at peoples’ heads using “severe violence” to quell anti-government unrest, UN...

Ethiopian human rights chief has his hands full

When Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed a former political prisoner head of the state-funded human rights commission, supporters hailed it as a sign...

UN human rights office in Burundi forced to close

Burundi forced the United Nations to shut its local human rights office after 23 years, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said. Hundreds...

Preoccupied Western powers fall silent on human rights

Global powers have become so diverted by populism and domestic discontent that they lack the capacity or inclination to defend human rights or even...

Burundi under fire for expelling UN human rights team

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Burundi's ambassador in Geneva struggled to explain to the UN Human Rights Council why his government threw out a UN team the...

Record number of states punishing human rights activism

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A record 29 states, including China, Iran and Saudi Arabia, have retaliated in the past year against citizens who cooperate with the...

Egypt defends its human rights position

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Egypt's United Nations envoy criticised UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein's remarks on systemic violence in the country, saying...

DR Congo faces UN deadline for human rights probe

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Congo has two days to heed UN calls to jointly investigate violence in Kasai province or risk having an international human rights...

Warning signs flashing in CAR senior UN man says

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Despite "vast improvement" in security in parts of the Central African Republic (CAR), there are still deep tensions and some fear a...

Egyptian court approves freezing assets of rights activists

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An Egyptian court on Wednesday approved a freeze on the assets of three human rights activists, one of them said, the latest...

Burundi suspends cooperation with U.N. office on human rights

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Burundi suspended its cooperation with a United Nations human rights office on Tuesday, a government spokesman said, amid a deepening row between...

UN rights forum sets up inquiry into Burundi killing and torture

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The top UN human rights forum agreed to set up a commission of inquiry to identify perpetrators of killings and torture in...

UN commission lists rights concerns in conflict-riven South Sudan

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A UN human rights commission said on Thursday it was concerned by intimidation of civil society activists, harassment of journalists, sexual violence...

World Bank accused of belittling Zimbabwe human rights abuses

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Human rights groups slammed the World Bank on Thursday over an internal report on Zimbabwe suggesting it would be a sign of...

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