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Turkish police officers go on trial over killing of Kurdish human rights lawyer | Middle East EyeMiddleeasteye - 2020-10-21 15:05
Human Rights Association: Sick prisoners must releasedANF - 2020-10-21 14:27
Head of IHD (Human Rights Association) Istanbul Branch Gülseren Yoleri reveals that the sick prisoners do not even want to go to the hospital anymore due to quarantine after transfers to hospitals, and says that those in the risk group should be released. ...
Turkey: Hopes of justice for assassinated human rights lawyer as three police officers go on trial | Amnesty InternationalAmnesty - 2020-10-21 11:34
'It's an ongoing battle': Bob Rae's push to move the needle on human rights at the UN - The Hill TimesHilltimes - 2020-10-21 08:55
Turkey: Justice for Rights Lawyer’s Killing | Human Rights WatchHRW - 2020-10-21 08:55
Michelle Bachelet discusses human rights with Microsoft President Brad Smith - GZERO MediaGzeromedia - 2020-10-21 06:02
Hope for justice in Turkey as police officers face trial for assassinated human rights lawyer – YubaNetYubanet - 2020-10-21 06:02
The meandering life of Dr. Selahaddin Rastgeldi, Kurdish interrogator of international human rights abuseRûdaw - 2020-10-21 01:39
Hope for justice in Turkey as police face trial for assassinated human rights lawyerAmnestyusa - 2020-10-20 22:24
Fiancee of Khashoggi, human rights group sue Saudi crown prince in U.S.Reuters - 2020-10-20 22:24
Elçi case: 'All negligent public officials should be included'ANF - 2020-10-20 20:33
The Human Rights Joint Platform called for the murder of Tahir Elçi not to be left in the dark. ...
Armenia/Azerbaijan: Don’t Attack Civilians | Human Rights WatchHRW - 2020-10-20 17:55
Shaparak Shajarizadeh wins human rights award for defence of women’s rights in Iran - The Globe and MailTheglobeandmail - 2020-10-20 06:45
PACE urges Turkey to take meaningful steps to improve democracy, rule of law and human rights - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-10-20 06:45
Turkey rejects UN human rights violation claims in Syria - Region - World - Ahram OnlineAhram - 2020-10-19 17:04
A U.N. Human Rights Parody - WSJWSJ - 2020-10-19 17:04
Turkey's press freedom crisis is worsening amid growing state capture of media: Human Rights Watch - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-10-19 17:04
Eritrea on UN Human Rights Council "fail to meet the minimal standards of a free democracy.”Geeskaafrika - 2020-10-19 17:04
Construction of Erdoğan’s palace continues despite bone findsANF - 2020-10-18 18:32
At the construction site of the presidential palace near Bitlis, workers have discovered parts of human skeletons. Nevertheless, the expansion of the building on the banks of the Van Lake on the edge of a historic cemetery, is continuing. ...
UK preparing sanctions over Belarus human rights violations – POLITICOPolitico - 2020-10-18 07:47
Inmate Released from Kurdish Prison: ISIS Used Us as Human Shields | Asharq AL-awsatAawsat - 2020-10-17 13:26
Russia Maintains Balance Of Power In The Syrian War, At The Expense Of Human Rights Violations – The Organization for World PeaceTheowp - 2020-10-16 15:05
Don't deserve unsolicited lecture on human rights: India takes on Pakistan, OIC and Turkey at UN- The New Indian ExpressNewindianexpress - 2020-10-16 11:53
Human Rights Groups Call on Greece to Investigate Migrant Pushbacks | GreekReporter.comGreekreporter - 2020-10-16 11:52
Iran: prominent human rights activist released over health concerns | World news | The GuardianThe Guardian - 2020-10-16 10:04
Turkey: Press Freedom Under Attack | Human Rights WatchHRW - 2020-10-16 10:04
Syria/Russia: Strategy Targeted Civilian Infrastructure | Human Rights WatchHRW - 2020-10-16 10:04
UN Watch Announces Human Rights Award For Iranian Women's Rights Activist Shaparak Shajarizadeh | Scoop NewsScoop - 2020-10-16 10:03
Pakistan re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council for the fifth time - Modern DiplomacyModerndiplomacy - 2020-10-16 10:03
Human Rights Foundation of Turkey responds to Erdoğan's remarks about Prof. Korur-Fincancı - englishBianet - 2020-10-16 10:03
Open letter to Members of the Hellenic Parliament calling for an investigation into border abuses | Human Rights WatchHRW - 2020-10-15 22:31
Algerian scholar talks French president's attitude towards human rights | MENAFN.COMMenafn - 2020-10-15 22:31
UN experts welcome release of Iranian human rights defenderRûdaw - 2020-10-15 13:57
Turkey: Turkmen Activist Faces Deportation | Human Rights WatchHRW - 2020-10-15 12:20
Turkish minister criticises EU ‘double standards’ on human rights and international law – Middle East MonitorMiddleeastmonitor - 2020-10-15 12:20
No vaccine for cruelty - The pandemic has eroded democracy and respect for human rights | International | The EconomistEconomist - 2020-10-15 12:20
Pandemic Dealt ‘Profound Blows’ to Human Rights Worldwide, High Commissioner Warns Third Committee, amid Calls for People-Centred Policies, Unbiased Response - World | ReliefWebReliefweb - 2020-10-15 11:32
Two Civil Activists Jailed in SanandajKurdistan Human Rights - 2020-10-14 02:13
During the past two days, two Kurdish civil activists, Shadman Bani Bashr and Afshar Fathi, were sent to Sanandaj Central Prison to serve their sentences. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has obtained… The post Two Civil Activists Jailed in Sanandaj ...
A Civilian Injured by a Landmine ExplosionKurdistan Human Rights - 2020-10-12 02:09
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that a Kurdish civilian ‘Khosrow Hassani’ was injured in a landmine explosion in Mariwan on Wednesday, October 7. The 38-year-old civilian is said to… The post A Civilian Injured by a Landmine Explos ...
Reuters: Turkey rejects UN human rights violation claims in Syria | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global VoiceKyivpost - 2020-10-10 16:17
Artsakh calls on international community to recognize human rights offenses by AzerbaijanArmenianweekly - 2020-10-10 16:17
Human rights council holds interactive dialogue with the fact-finding mission on Libya - Libya | ReliefWebReliefweb - 2020-10-10 16:16
UN Human Rights Council Passes Dual Venezuela Resolutions | Venezuelanalysis.comVenezuelanalysis - 2020-10-10 16:16
The Pact on Migration and Asylum | Human Rights WatchHRW - 2020-10-10 16:16
Third Committee delegates call for ‘renewed solidarity’ in addressing COVID-19 fallout, as concerns over human rights abuses stoke regional tensions - World | ReliefWebReliefweb - 2020-10-10 16:16
Armenia’s Human Rights Defender calls to stop humanitarian disaster – Public Radio of ArmeniaArmradio - 2020-10-10 16:16
Indonesian defense minister to visit US after 20-year ban over human rights abusesAlkhaleejtoday - 2020-10-10 16:16
Kosovo Suspends Expulsion of American Human Rights Lawyer - Exit - Explaining AlbaniaEXIT - 2020-10-10 16:16
A Number of Artists and Social Activists Arrested in TehranKurdistan Human Rights - 2020-10-10 02:06
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that Security forces in Tehran arrested at least three artists and social activists- Andisheh Sadri and Neda Pirkhezranian from Sanandaj, and Elvar Qolivand from… The post A Number of Artists and Soc ...
Iraqi Kurdistan government urged to free journalists, activistsE-Kurd - 2020-10-09 22:23
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Human rights groups have urged authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan to release a prominent journalist and an activist who had called for demonstrations over unpaid salaries of civil servants. Sherwan Sherwani, editor-in-chie ...
The Supreme Court Upheld the Amputation Sentence for Two other PrisonersKurdistan Human Rights - 2020-10-09 02:15
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that the amputation sentence of four fingers of the right hand” of two imprisoned brothers accused of robbery at Orumiyeh Central Prison, -Shahab and… The post The Supreme Court Upheld the Amputation ...
Human Rights Group Finds Portland Police Violated UN Guidelines During Protests - Blogtown - Portland MercuryPortlandmercury - 2020-10-08 22:49
Canada to stop military exports to Turkey if human rights abuses uncovered: Champagne - National | Globalnews.caGlobalnews - 2020-10-08 02:50
Canada suspends arms export permits to Turkey amid concerns of human-rights abuses | CTV NewsCtvnews - 2020-10-08 02:50
Greece: Investigate Pushbacks, Violence at Borders | Human Rights WatchHRW - 2020-10-08 02:50
Human Rights Association: Release rights defenders detained in Ağrı - englishBianet - 2020-10-08 02:50
Turkey Takes On China At UNGA; Laments Human Rights Violations Of Uighur MuslimsEurasiantimes - 2020-10-08 02:50
Condition of democracy and human rights has worsened in Turkey since pandemic: Freedom House - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-10-08 02:50
The Kurdish Human Rights Situation Report in September 2020Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2020-10-07 21:48
This is KMMK’s monthly report, September 2020, on the human rights situation in eastern Kurdistan. This report summarizes key human The post The Kurdish Human Rights Situation Report in September 2020 appeared first on Kurdistan Human Rights Association. ...
European Parliament Report on Turkey underlines serious concernsANF - 2020-10-07 10:39
The European Parliament yearly report on Turkey expressed concerns over the human rights situation in the country as well as the systemic lack of independence of the judiciary. ...
Quotation of the day on irrational risk aversion and the politics of fear….AEI - 2020-10-07 00:01
…. is from Heather Mac Donald’s City Journal article “Against Fear ” (bold added): We set highway speeding limits to maximize convenience at what we consider an acceptable risk to human life. It is statistically certain that every year, there will be tens ...
Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Media Offices Shut Down | Human Rights WatchHRW - 2020-10-06 20:13
29. September 2020 – Human rights campaign in WolfsburgThe Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2020-10-06 13:33
Arrest of pro-Kurdish politicians part of Turkish government policy to criminalize opposition: Human Rights Watch - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-10-05 20:01
#Turkey - Human rights lawyer Ebru Timtik dies after 238 day hunger strike - EU ReporterEureporter - 2020-10-05 16:30
Khashoggi killing’s anniversary brings calls for justice from journalists and human-rights advocates - MarketWatchMarketwatch - 2020-10-05 12:36
Armenia asks European Court of Human Rights to step in & take action over Turkish role in Azerbaijan’s 'attacks on civilians' — RT Russia & Former Soviet UnionRT - 2020-10-05 12:36
Two civilians killed, 84 kidnapped in Afrin in SeptemberANF - 2020-10-04 18:59
The human rights organization of Afrin registered 84 abductions by occupying forces in September, and only fourteen of those kidnapped have been released so far. On the other hand, three minors were married to Islamists. ...
Monthly Report; Arrests and Death Sentence Continue in KurdistanKurdistan Human Rights - 2020-10-04 02:01
According to statistics collected by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), at least 30 Kurdish Civilians and activists have been detained by security forces in the cities of Kamyaran, Sanandaj, Orumiyeh, Kermanshah,… The post Monthly Report; Arrests ...
Five Cyberspace Activists SummonedKurdistan Human Rights - 2020-10-04 02:01
“On October 1, 2020, five Cyberspace activists in Saqqez were summoned to court by the complaint of the former mayor of the city”, an informed source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network(KHRN).… The post Five Cyberspace Activists Summoned appeared firs ...
HRW: AKP uses 2014 protests as pretext for political crackdownANF - 2020-10-03 13:07
Human Rights Watch commented on Ankara court's decision to detain 17 current and former politicians and officials from the opposition HDP and impose judicial control conditions on three others released from custody. ...
Turkey: Politicians and Activists Detained | Human Rights WatchHRW - 2020-10-03 07:28
Bavê Şêx, mirovekî humanîst û şexsiyetekî vê sedsalêDiyarname - 2020-10-03 01:19
A conversation with Russell Sykes, former New York State Deputy Commissioner, on SNAP administrative challengesAEI - 2020-10-03 00:31
Russell Sykes, former New York State Deputy Commissioner and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program administrator, explores how Congress can help relieve the burden on state and local human service agencies. The post A conversation with Russell Sykes, ...
Turkey criticizes US human trafficking report – Middle East MonitorMiddleeastmonitor - 2020-10-02 11:06
Human Rights Campaign Foundation Celebrates First-Ever Online Global Summit - HRCHRC - 2020-10-02 07:44
The Value of a UK Strategy on Human Rights | Human Rights WatchHRW - 2020-10-02 07:44
Human rights: Reported reprisals continue unabated, says UN - World | ReliefWebReliefweb - 2020-10-02 07:44
Turkey: Man Dies After Military Custody | Human Rights WatchHRW - 2020-10-02 07:44
Reports on presence of mercenaries in Azerbaijan worrisome – Armenia’s Human Rights Defender – Public Radio of ArmeniaArmradio - 2020-10-02 07:44
Yale Professor Urges Kosovo to Stop Attempts to Expel American Human Rights Lawyer - Exit - Explaining AlbaniaEXIT - 2020-10-02 07:44
Human Rights Watch accuses Cypriot authorities of pushbacks to Lebanon - InfoMigrantsInfomigrants - 2020-09-30 16:43
Danger of Imminent Execution of Kurdish Political Prisoner, Lawyer Says – Center for Human Rights in IranIranhumanrights - 2020-09-30 12:03
Human Rights Groups Line Up Against Greece Over Alleged Refugee Pushbacks | archive , greece , general news | The National HeraldThenationalherald - 2020-09-30 11:02
Adoption of the outcome of the Universal Periodic Review of Turkey | Human Rights WatchHRW - 2020-09-30 07:22
Amnesty International India halts its work on upholding human rights in India due to reprisal for Government of India | Amnesty InternationalAmnesty - 2020-09-30 02:26
Human rights group launches two years after death of founder Jamal KhashoggiAl Monitor - 2020-09-30 02:26
Increased Business And Human Rights Risks And Regulations For Companies Operating In The Netherlands - Corporate/Commercial Law - NetherlandsMondaq - 2020-09-30 00:04
Moria: a catastrophe by design – Human rights | IPS JournalIps Journal - 2020-09-30 00:03
Turkish gov’t not serious about UN’s periodic human rights review process: Human Rights Watch - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2020-09-29 20:05
UN human rights experts slam Iranian wrestler’s execution | Arab NewsArabnews - 2020-09-29 18:04
Human rights advocate Fincancı elected to head Turkish Medical Association | AhvalAhvalnews - 2020-09-29 16:39
Implementing European Court of Human Rights judgments - NewsroomCOE - 2020-09-29 16:39
MRAP condemns Turkish racist Zero Tolerance Policy on KurdsANF - 2020-09-29 08:34
The NGO MRAP (Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l'amitié entre les peuples) submitted a written statement to the Forty-fifth session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva titled “Turkey: the racist Zero Tolerance Policy toward Kurds”. ...