May 23, 2015
by Taylor Gillan
The United Nations Security Council on Saturday adopted a resolution which encourages increased cooperation in preventing the "illicit transfer, destabilizing, accumulation and misuse" of weapons, including small arms and light weapons. The resolution was adopted after a vote of nine in favor and ...[read more]
May 22, 2015
by Brittany Felder
South Sudan government troops are committing human rights abuses, such as abusing civilians and lighting villages on fire amid ongoing fighting in the region, Amnesty International (AI) reported Thursday. AI has also received reports that South Sudan government troops have committed other ...[read more]
May 19, 2015
by Valerie Howell
An Egyptian court sentenced 30 members of the Muslim Brotherhood on Monday to life imprisonment on charges of violent behavior. The largest case concerned 17 out of the 30 defendants and included charges stemming from attempts made on the lives of protestors in Mansoura. Of the 17, 15 were charged ...[read more]
May 13, 2015
by Matt Belenky
Eight supporters of former Egpytian president Mohamed Morsi were sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for illegal protests and acts of violence committed in Cairo's eastern Al-Marg district in July 2014. The defendants allegedly chanted against the army and the police, in addition to damaging ...[read more]
May 11, 2015
by Emelina Perez
The UN Human Rights Council on Monday reviewed the US human rights record as part of its Universal Periodic Reviews, expressing concern over excessive use of force by law enforcement, racial discrimination, and minority rights, particularly for African Americans. Participating nations recommended ...[read more]
May 9, 2015
by Emelina Perez
Forces led by Saudi Arabia ordered civilians in northern Yemen to evacuate the area by Friday afternoon, declaring that the entire region would be deemed a military target, but also announced plans for a ceasefire next week. The coalition dropped leaflets in the area warning they would strike ...[read more]
May 9, 2015
by Taylor Gillan
A United Nations body responsible for protecting displaced people on Friday warned that many of the promising developments made in recent refugee history in Africa are at risk of being undone as over 50,000 people have fled Burundi in response to the start of the pre-election violence that began ...[read more]
May 4, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
An Egyptian court on Monday upheld death sentences for five members of the Muslim Brotherhood on charges of killing policemen in 2013. The charges include attempted murder, weapons possession and violence stemming from an incident known as the "Kerdasa massacre," when supporters of the former ...[read more]
April 28, 2015
by Kimberly Bennett
Amnesty International (AI) USA Executive Director Steven Hawkins on Tuesday urged Baltimore police to exercise restraint during protests, prioritize non-violent means and limit the use of force. The statement comes amid protests over the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray while he was in ...[read more]
April 26, 2015
by Taylor Gillan
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday said that the trial of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi was "badly flawed" and compromised by due process violations. The former president was convicted on April 21 for inciting violence and ordering the killing and torturing of protesters in 2012 and ...[read more]

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