Human rights

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Lives of LGBTQ+ Afghans ‘dramatically worse’ under Taliban rule, finds survey
Human Rights Watch reports cases of mob attacks, gang-rape and death threats, with LGBTQ+ people living in fear and unable to flee

Ruchi Kumar

26, Jan, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Governments around the world used Covid to erode human rights – report
Transparency International ranking reveals decade of standstill on tackling corruption, with many countries reaching historic lows in 2021

Peter Beaumont

25, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Jailing of Syrian intelligence officer ‘step towards justice’, say former detainees
Anwar Raslan’s conviction in Germany sends signal that Assad regime systematically uses torture, say detention system survivors

Ruth Michaelson

13, Jan, 2022 @3:25 PM

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Brazilian turtle breeders shot dead along with teenage daughter
Activists mourn deaths in Amazon state of Pará as bodies of José Gomes, Márcia Nunes Lisboa and their daughter found by son

Sam Cowie

13, Jan, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Increased repression and violence a sign of weakness, says Human Rights Watch
Watchdog’s latest report argues autocrats around the world are getting desperate as opponents form coalitions to challenge them

Annie Kelly

13, Jan, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Calls for release of Kabul University professor detained by Taliban
Prof Faizullah Jalal, an outspoken critic of Afghanistan’s ruling group, was arrested for alleged remarks on social media

Ruchi Kumar

10, Jan, 2022 @4:45 PM

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Ethiopia lifts five-month suspension of Norwegian Refugee Council’s aid work
NRC, which was accused of spreading ‘misinformation’, says it will struggle to reach those in need as Tigray conflict enters third year

Kaamil Ahmed

06, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Tigrayans deported by Saudis ‘forcibly disappeared’ in Ethiopia – rights group
Thousands of Tigrayan migrants abused and deported from Saudi Arabia are forcibly detained in Ethiopia, Human Rights Watch says

Katie McQue

05, Jan, 2022 @5:10 PM

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‘I’d been set up’: the LGBTQ Kenyans ‘catfished’ for money via dating apps
A colonial law that criminalises ‘unnatural’ sexual acts leaves LGBTQ+ people prey to social media extortion and blackmail

Sarah Johnson in Nairobi

04, Jan, 2022 @8:30 AM

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House of healing: the Honduran sanctuary for female rights defenders
In one of the world’s most dangerous regions for environmental and human rights activists, La Siguata offers a safe space for women suffering trauma as a result of their work

Jeff Ernst in Tegucigalpa

03, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘It was civil war’: photographing Mexico’s women’s rights protests
Mahé Elipe captures the visceral anger as International Women’s Day protests turned into a violent clash with police

Sarah Johnson

30, Dec, 2021 @3:00 PM

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‘It’s so liberating’: India’s first salon run by transgender men
Founder Aryan Pasha wants La Beauté & Style to be an inclusive and comfortable space, as well as tackle prejudice and provide employment

Neeta Lal

24, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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