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New York: The deteriorating health of Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain Al-Hathloul is “deeply alarming”, UN-appointed rights experts said on Wednesday, calling for her release along with “all other women human rights defenders in detention”. more
Rape is wrong but death penalty, castration, not the answer: UN rights chief

New York: While perpetrators of rape and other forms of sexual violence must be held accountable, capital punishment and torture are not the answer, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rig ...

Gilgit-Baltistan: Massive protest demands release of political prisoners

Quetta: Demanding release of political prisoners, a massive protest was held in Gilgit-Baltistan area of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) recently.

New report highlights value of UN’s human rights work in the field

New York: The UN’s work in promoting dialogue between Arabic and Kurdish groups in Iraq is just one example of how human rights personnel are playing a critical role at the Organiza ...

Guinea: Steer clear of campaign hate speech, top UN officials warn

New York: Given the history of intercommunal violence in Guinea, two high-level UN Officials voiced concern on Tuesday over the risk of “incitement to hostility, discrimination or v ...

DR Congo: Children suffering ‘unrelenting violence’, UNICEF deeply concerned

New York: Thousands of children continue to suffer grievously as unrelenting violence persists across eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) ...

Lahore HC acquits Christian man, human rights group appreciates

Lahore: The Lahore High Court recently acquitted a Christian man who was sentenced to death on blasphemy charges six years ago, earning appreciation from rights groups like Human Rights F ...

Iraq urged to investigate attacks on women human rights defenders

New York: UN-appointed independent rights experts have urged the Iraqi authorities to investigate the murder of a female human rights defender, and the attempted killing of another, targe ...

‘Eyes and ears’ of Human Rights Council facing funding crisis

New York: The work of UN-appointed independent rights experts is at risk from a critical lack of funding, they warned on Monday.

PoK human rights abuse: Activist Shabir Choudhry expresses discontent on UK lawmaker’s silence

London: A key political activist from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) Shabir Choudhry has expressed his displeasure over UK’s Labour MP Debbie Abrahams’ ‘silence’ ...