March 29, 2015
by Emelina Perez
Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Sunday that riot police in Kuwait disbanded protests this week, arresting 16 protesters who may be charged with attacking law enforcement officers and illegal gathering. The demonstrators were seeking democratic reforms including new parliamentary elections, ...[read more]
March 27, 2015
by Taylor Brailey
The Turkish Parliament on Friday approved a controversial security bill giving police more powers to search, arrest and use firearms. The bill passed with a vote of 199 to 32. Last month, the government withdrew a more expansive version of this bill after a debate on the proposed law led to a ...[read more]
March 19, 2015
by Laura DeGeer
UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee on Wednesday called on state authorities to address ongoing challenges to the democratic reform process in Myanmar. Recent studies found that excessive force has been used against civilians within the country. Although ...[read more]
March 19, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in federal court on Thursday in an effort to obtain documents from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regarding their behavior detection program used in airports across the country to ...[read more]
March 19, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Wednesday condemned the a trial of former Maldives president Mohammed Nasheed. The commissioner found several flaws in the trial process including: the trial beginning one day after Nasheed's arrest and sentencing completed after only ...[read more]
March 18, 2015
by Peter Snyder
Serbian police on Wednesday arrested eight men suspected of having a direct role in the killing of more than 1,000 Muslim men and boys during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. In July 1995 more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were executed in Srebrenica and the surrounding area over a period ...[read more]
March 17, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
Authorities in the Republic of Senegal arrested Amadou Sall on Monday, a lawyer for ex-government official Karim Wade who is facing corruption charges. It is believed Sall was arrested for remarks he made at a recent political event. Wade is awaiting a verdict on charges of corruption and ...[read more]
March 17, 2015
by Addison Morris
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha called Tuesday for a limit to the use of martial law that has been in place since May. Under martial law, all political protests have been banned and the military possesses unbridled authority to arrest and detain citizens. Prayuth stressed that the Thai ...[read more]
March 16, 2015
by William Helbling
Malaysia officials on Monday arrested the daughter of jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim for alleged acts of sedition. Lawmaker Nurul Izzah Anwar was reportedly arrested and detained specifically for a speech she made last week criticizing the jailing of her father. Anwar Ibrahim's conviction ...[read more]
March 14, 2015
by William Helbling
The Criminal Court of Maldives on Friday sentenced former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed to 13 years in prison for terrorism-related charges. The charges relate to actions taken three years ago by the former President which included the arrest and detainment of a top judge. The Maldives judge ...[read more]

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