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NGO accuses Minsk after Belarusian activist found dead in Ukraine
Vitali Shishov led a group helping Belarusians flee repression in the country and went missing while jogging on Monday.
Jailed Belarus journalist needs urgent hospital care, says press union
Andrei Skurko was arrested earlier this month when authorities raided prominent Nasha Niva newspaper. He has reportedly been infected with COVID-19 while in detention.
Sweden prosecutes former Iranian official for 1988 mass executions
A former Iranian official will face trial in Sweden over his suspected role in mass executions of political prisoners during the Iran-Iraq war.
Tens of thousands march in Berlin's iconic Pride parade
Tens of thousands took to the streets of Berlin for the annual Christopher Street Day Pride parade
Hungary used malware 'to spy on critical journalists and politicians'
The military-grade malware by the NSO Group infects phones, allowing the operator to access messages, photos, emails, and location data as well as surreptitiously control the device's microphones and cameras.
Nine out of ten hate crimes going unreported, EU report claims
Many hate crime victims do not report attacks because they find the process too bureaucratic or do not trust the police, a new report from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights found.
France probes claims that retailers used forced Uyghur labour
France is investigating claims that global retailers, including Uniqlo and the makers of Skechers shoes and Zara clothes, rely on forced labour of minorities in China.
UN human rights chief says reparations needed for people facing racism
The report from Michelle Bachelet, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, offers a sweeping look at the roots of centuries of mistreatment faced by Africans and people of African descent, notably from the transatlantic slave trade.
Spain violated free speech rights of ETA politician, court rules
The former politician has been sentenced to prison in Spain for honouring a deceased ETA activist in a speech in 2008.
UN warns world in 'severe cascade of human rights setbacks'
The United Nations' Human Rights chief called for "concerted action" to recover from "the most wide-reaching and severe cascade of human rights setbacks in our lifetimes."
Activists block traffic on Bosnia-Croatia border over migrant rights
About 100 people descended on Maljevac, Croatia to call for an end to pushbacks and the dissolution of EU border agency Frontex.
Amnesty alleges 'crimes against humanity' by new Iranian president
The human rights organization says Judge Ebrahim Raisi should be investigated for his part in the 1988 mass killings of political prisoners in Iran.
Where is best to live and work for LGBTQ+ digital nomads?
For Pride Month, we took a closer look at the best cities around the world for LGBTQIA+ remote workers.
Warsaw pride parade returns amid backlash against LGBT rights
This year's Equality Parade takes place amid growing concerns over the rise of anti-LGBT legislation and rhetoric in Poland and Hungary.
Hungary votes on anti-LGBT bills amid protests
Thousands of protesters urged the Hungarian Parliament to vote against bills banning any content portraying or promoting homosexuality to young people.
How LGBTQ+ people are excluded from freedom of movement in the EU
When some countries don’t even recognise a same-sex registered partner under certain circumstances, just how free is the EU’s free movement?
Fragile peace holds in Gaza but tensions with Israel remain
On Friday protesters hurled stones at Israeli security forces amid clashes in the village of Baita, south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Health Ministry claimed a 26-year-old man was killed and two more injured by live fire.
Belarusian opposition politician sentenced to 7 years in prison
Pavel Seviarynets was sentenced along with six other activists on Tuesday amid international fury over Minsk's forced diversion of a passenger jet to arrest an opposition journalist.
France's top court rejects move to restrict images of police
France's constitutional council rejects controversial move to restrict images of police
Two Israeli groups excluded from Norway's Sovereign Wealth Fund
The world's largest sovereign wealth fund has excluded two Israeli groups involved in developing settlements in the West Bank.
Diplomats from 40 countries call on Poland to protect LGBTQ rights
The Polish government has come under international criticism in recent years for promoting "LGBT free zones" and fueling homophobic rhetoric.
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Women who risk Europe’s migration routes face stigma back in Guinea
Fatoumata is one of the few Guinean women who took an irregular migration route to Europe. But when she had to return home, she faced a similar kind of stigma that follows men who fail on their migration journeys.
Brazil: Rio's deadly police shootout prompts claims of abuse
25 people died in a massive police raid against drug traffickers in a Brazilian favela.
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"This is a terrifying moment for women in Afghanistan," writes Heather Barr from Human Rights Watch. "The April 14 announcement that US troops will leave Afghanistan before September 11 has created a new level of fear in a country already devastated by 40 years of war."
Israel guilty of apartheid and persecution, says rights watchdog
Human Rights Watch joins a growing number of rights groups who view the conflict not primarily as a land dispute but as a single regime in which Palestinians are systematically denied basic rights granted to Jews.
Denmark accused of 'sacrificing the future' of Syrian children
Denmark has said it is safe for Syrian families to return to their home country, but immigration and children's rights advocates do not agree