Human rights

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‘We planted a seed’: the Afghan artists who painted for freedom
The Taliban has whitewashed Kabul’s political murals – and those who created them have fled into exile

Ruchi Kumar

23, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘He cared when no one did’: Filipino human rights lawyer Chito Gascón dies of Covid
Gascón, who frequently clashed with Rodrigo Duterte over his ‘war on drugs’, has been hailed as a ‘true hero’ of democracy

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

20, Oct, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Has Interpol become the long arm of oppressive regimes?
Once used in the hunt for fugitive criminals, the global police agency’s most-wanted ‘red notice’ list now includes political refugees and dissidents

Josh Jacobs

17, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Italy using anti-mafia laws to scapegoat migrant boat drivers, report finds
A decades-long policy of criminalising asylum seekers is filling prisons with innocent men, according to analysis by rights groups

Lorenzo Tondo

15, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Giulio Regeni: trial of Egyptian security agents charged over death begins in Rome
The accused, all members of the National Security Agency, are being tried in absentia after the researcher’s kidnap and killing in Cairo

Ruth Michaelson in Rome

14, Oct, 2021 @9:36 AM

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‘They wanted to kill me’: the lawyer taking on police brutality in Kenya
Almost 20 years ago, a police shooting left David Makara without an arm and facing jail. Inspired by the blind lawyer who saved him, he now defends others facing injustice

Sarah Johnson

05, Oct, 2021 @10:01 AM

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‘We are fearful’: Indigenous Mexicans dread new military buildup on ancestral land
As the Tzeltal people resist huge infrastructure projects across Chiapas state, the new national guard barracks springing up are alarming many

Caitlin Cooper

04, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The climate crisis is destroying the human rights of those least responsible for it | Patrick Verkooijen and AK Abdul Momen
The UN must urgently appoint a special rapporteur on climate change and human rights to galvanise action on the biggest threat to fundamental freedoms

Patrick Verkooijen and AK Abdul Momen

30, Sep, 2021 @11:20 AM

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Fears grow for photojournalist arrested by Taliban as executions resume
Taliban deny Morteza Samadi, 21, has been sentenced to death but family concerned for his safety after he was detained while covering women’s protests in Herat

Zahra Joya and Ruchi Kumar

29, Sep, 2021 @1:26 PM

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Philippines’ youth call for systemic change at climate protest
Protesters parading an effigy of Rodrigo Duterte in Manila call for policies that prioritise people and planet

Carmela Fonbuena

24, Sep, 2021 @4:09 PM

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New evidence suggests spyware used to surveil Emirati activist Alaa Al-Siddiq
Citizen Lab confirms human rights campaigner probably hacked by a government client of NSO Group from 2015 to 2020

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

24, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Top Thai union leader ‘targeted’ with jail for rail safety campaign
Case is ‘major blow’ in country with weak workers’ rights and puts trade deals in question, says Human Rights Watch

Rebecca Ratcliffe

21, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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