Voicing deep concerns about the unfolding electoral crisis in Gabon, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday called for restraint and the upholding of international standards of human rights there. He expressed UN support for a transparent verification of its recent presidential election results.
A District Judge has refused to allow the Crown Prosecution Service to appeal against the acquittal of eight anti-arms trade activists who were charged with blockading the DSEI arms fair in London last September. The CPS application to appeal was refused on the basis it was "frivolous" and "misconceived".
Supporters of action against climate change are invited to gather in front of Hammersmith Magistrates Court at 9am on Tuesday 31 May 2016 for prayer and vigil as five Christian climate activists go on trial for whitewashing the walls of the Department for Energy and Climate Change
A protester who was under 18 at the time of the alleged offences for which he was convicted was among the 47 people executed in a single day in Saudi Arabia earlier this year, research by international human rights organisation Reprieve has found.