April 11, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
A German court in Nuremberg on Friday rejected the appeal of bishop Richard Williamson, who was convicted of denying the Holocaust during a TV interview, finding him ?1,800. The conviction stemmed from an interview to Swedish TV channel SVT1, broadcast in January 2009, in which Williamson said... ...[read more]
April 4, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the US against resuming military assistance to Egypt until the country begins to make progress on developing basic freedoms or on its democratic transition. On Friday the group released a letter it sent to Secretary of State John Kerry earlier this week, shortly ...[read more]
April 3, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
A Turkish official said Thursday that the government has lifted a ban on Twitter following a Constitutional Court ruling Wednesday. The court stated that the ban violated both individual rights as well as the freedom of expression. This decision came a week after an Istanbul court ruled against ...[read more]
March 7, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Twenty-seven member states of the United Nations (UN) released a joint statement expressing concern about the escalating violence in Egypt. The statement stresses the UN's concern for Egypt's restrictions on the freedom to peaceably assembly, expression and association. The declaration states ...[read more]
March 6, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A group of UN independent experts on Thursday asked Venezuela's government to provide a clear answer to allegations of arbitrary detention and excessive force against journalists, media workers and demonstrators during the country's recent protests. The group, which included Special Rapporteur on ...[read more]
February 4, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Amnesty International (AI) on Monday criticized a recently enacted Saudi Arabian counterterrorism law that it claims will entrench existing patterns of human rights violations. "This disturbing new law confirms our worst fears," said Said Boumedouha, AI's Middle East and North Africa Program ...[read more]
December 17, 2013
by Taylor Gillan
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that prosecutions for denying that the killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in 1915 was a genocide are an attack on freedom of expression. The court calledthe right to openly discuss questions of a sensitive and controversial nature one ...[read more]
October 31, 2013
by Lauren Laing
Zimbabwe's highest court on Wednesday rebuked state prosecutors who have been pursuing actions against people for insulting President Robert Mugabe. The court said that this kind of prosecution only brought more disrespect to Mugabe, who has been Zimbabwe's president since the country's ...[read more]
October 3, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday began a campaign for the tens of thousands of political activists that they claim are being detained in Syria for their peaceful activity. "Lost in Syria's Black Hole" tells the story of Syrian individuals who have been detained since the start of the Syrian ...[read more]
September 24, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran Ahmed Shaheed on Wednesday hailed the recent release of more than a dozen prisoners of conscience but urged the government to release hundreds of other prisoners detained "solely for exercising their rights ...[read more]

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