Chinese regime uses psychiatric hospitals to torture dissidents
On October 9, one day before the commemoration of World Mental Health Day, a Chinese dissident named Jie Lijian staged a demonstration with others showing how the CCP tortures patients in psychiatric hospitals. The protest was held at the Hollywood Walk of Fame in California. Jie demonstrated and explained to the ...
Amnesty International is leaving Hong Kong for fear of the repressive arm of the Chinese regime on the island.
Amnesty International says that the persecution it suffers in Hong Kong due to the security law imposed by the Chinese regime on the island has forced it to decide to close its offices after almost 40 years of presence in the city. According to South China Morning Post (SCMP), Amnesty, with its ...
Protesters bring Hong Kong’s airport to a standstill
Hong Kong’s international airport was shut down on Monday, August 12, as thousands of demonstrators spontaneously gathered to protest police violence that injured at least several people over the weekend. Clashes between riot police and protesters have become increasingly fierce during the past week, as police have fired rubber bullets and ...
Amnesty accuses Myanmar military of new ‘war crimes’ in Rakhine state
Human rights watchdog lists numerous 'war crimes' carried out by Myanmar troops, including extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests, torture and enforced disappearances
Iranian lawyers join global backlash to Iran’s sentencing of rights defender
In open letter dated Tuesday and sent to VOA Persian, group of 16 Iranian lawyers said multiyear sentencing of fellow lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh violates Iran's human rights commitments
Amnesty urges moratorium on S. Sudan executions
Rights group says at least seven men were put to death in February, equal to the total for all of 2018
South Sudan executed 7 people in February
All the victims were men, three were from the same family, and all were hanged
Rights group: Inmate’s relative says Iranian guards attacked female prisoners
Abdorrahman Boroumand Center says a relative of a detainee at Qarchak women's prison near Tehran reported guards beat and tear gassed protesting inmates
Iranian Dervish woman’s health declines in prison
Majzooban Noor news outlet covering Iran’s Dervish minority quotes cellmates of Shokoufeh Yadollahi as saying she has suffered severe headaches and weakness from secondhand smoke exposure
Sudan protests death toll reaches 24, panel says
Protests broke out in December over rising food prices and cash shortages
Amnesty: Over 3,600 killed in Nigeria’s farmer-herder violence
Violence between farmers and nomadic herders is on the increase in Nigeria over access to fertile land and water, which is becoming scarce in the face of drought and rapid population growth
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