Category - human rights abuses

  • July 19, 2017

    A court decision to remand six human rights defenders to pretrial detention on alleged terrorism charges without evidence of any criminal wrongdoing is a shameful day for Turkey’s judiciary, says Human Rights Watch.

  • July 19, 2017

    The Government’s 2017 drug strategy could risk contributing to the death penalty for drug offences overseas, human rights organisation Reprieve has said.

  • June 26, 2017

    China should immediately release five North Korean refugees held in Chinese detention and agree not to return them to North Korea, where they would face grave danger, says Human Rights Watch.

  • April 11, 2017

    Survival International has called on the UN expert on extrajudicial executions to condemn shoot on sight conservation policies.

  • March 6, 2017

    The Government is asking the High Court to use secret proceedings in a case brought by victims of a UK-US rendition during the ‘War on Terror’. This is the first time such powers are set to be used in a rendition victims’ case.

  • February 25, 2017

    The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, is in Egypt this weekend for talks with the President and Foreign Minister, according to reports.The visit comes amid concerns over abuses in Egypt, including torture and the use of the death penalty in mass trials of people who were arrested in connection to protests.

  • February 21, 2017

    The Law Society of Upper Canada’s selection of the imprisoned Saudi human rights lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair for its 2016 Human Rights Award highlights Saudi Arabia’s brutal repression of peaceful activists and dissidents, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

  • February 20, 2017

    A BBC investigation has revealed that tribal peoples living around a national park in India are facing arrest and beatings, torture and death under the Park’s notorious 'shoot-on-sight' policy.

  • January 16, 2017

    The international human rights organisation Reprieve has criticised the response of the UK Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, to Bahrain’s execution of three men.

  • January 12, 2017

    On the eve of the 15th anniversary of the first detainees arriving at the detention facility at the US naval base at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba, Amnesty International warned that the fate of the remaining detainees must not be left in the hands of the incoming president, Donald Trump.