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Uzbek human rights activist dies in prison

The Uzbekistan government should immediately allow an independent investigation into the enforced disappearance and death in prison of a human rights and opposition activist Nuraddin Jumaniyazov, Human Rights Watch said today. 175 more words

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Tanzania’s president won't let pregnant girls come back to school

Tanzania has promised to build a nation where everyone should have the opportunity to get a high school diploma, except if you’re a pregnant teenage girl. 418 more words

“Just Let Us Be”. Discrimination Against LGBT Students in the Philippines

This report documents the range of abuses against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students in secondary school. It details widespread bullying and harassment, discriminatory policies and practices, and an absence of supportive resources that undermine the right to education under international law and put LGBT youth at risk. 13 more words

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“One Day I’ll Kill You”. Impunity in Domestic Violence Cases in the Brazilian State of Roraima

This report examines systemic problems in responding to domestic violence in the state. Human Rights Watch documented 31 cases of domestic violence, and interviewed victims, police, and justice officials. 28 more words

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Report alleges police mistreatment of indigenous women in Saskatchewan

Indigenous women in Saskatchewan have been subjected to violence, invasive strip searches and other mistreatment by police, says a report from a human rights watchdog group that was quickly criticized by some police agencies. 697 more words

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No Country for Human Rights Activists. Assaults on Bloggers and Democracy Campaigners in Vietnam

This report highlights 36 incidents in which unknown men in civilian clothes beat rights campaigners and bloggers between January 2015 and April 2017, often resulting in serious injuries. 30 more words

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Amnesty Attempts To Water Down And Suppress Its Own Position On Yemen

16 June 2017 | Michael Brull | New Matilda

The international human rights giant appears to be wavering on human rights abuses in the Middle East, writes Michael Brull. 273 more words