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New York: A ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia may have officially ended at the weekend, but on Wednesday, nine United Nations experts called for the immediate release of a number of women’s rights defenders who were imprisoned following a government crackdown which began in mid-May. more
Poland: Peaceful protesters defy escalating assault on freedom of assembly, says Amnesty report

Warsaw: Despite an escalating crackdown on peaceful protest, people in Poland continue to take to the streets and courageously demonstrate against abuse of their rights and threats to the ...

US border police temporarily halt criminal prosecution of migrants

Washington: US border police have suspended criminal prosecution of illegal migrants who enter the country with their children, reports said on Tuesday.

OHCHR Report on Kashmir human rights is seriously flawed and biased, says European think tank group

Amsterdam: The human rights report on Kashmir by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) glosses over the cross-border terrorism exported by Pakistan w ...

US migrant children policy reversal, still ‘fails’ thousands of detained youngsters: UN rights experts

New York: The United States government decision to end its border policy of forcibly separating migrant children from their parents, does not help thousands of youngsters already in deten ...

Human rights chief calls for international probe on Venezuela, following ‘shocking accounts of extrajudicial killings’

New York: In Venezuela, “credible, shocking accounts of extrajudicial killings” and impunity for perpetrators, indicate that the rule of law “is virtually absent”, ...

UN mobilizes in Rohingya camps to support babies born of rape; young mothers face stigma

New York: Despite challenges brought on by the arrival of the monsoon season this month, United Nations agencies in Bangladesh continue to support nearly one million Rohingya refugees, in ...

Myanmar: New UN envoy offers to serve ‘as a bridge’, recognizes ‘positive steps’ over Rakhine state

New York: Focussing on “listening to all sides” the new United Nations Special Envoy on Myanmar praised “recent positive steps” taken by the government and United ...

Hungary’s laws on helping vulnerable foreigners are ‘blatantly xenophobic’: UN rights chief

New York: Hungarian legislation that criminalizes anyone who supports asylum seekers and other vulnerable individuals is “blatantly xenophobic”, “shameful” and &ld ...

Whistleblowers say Medecins Sans Frontieres staffs used prostitutes in Africa

London: Use of local prostitutes by staffs at international charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) are rampant, whistleblowers told the BBC Victoria Derbyshire program ...