The sentencing of prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab to five years in prison for peacefully expressing his opinions online illustrates the Bahraini authorities’ utter contempt for freedom of expression, said Amnesty International.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry hosted a meeting with foreign ambassadors in Tehran to brief the envoys on the country’s human rights achievements as part of plans to promote cooperation with other states in promoting human rights.
Human Rights Watch has urged Myanmar's military to ensure humanitarian aid reaches all civilians who have been caught in fighting between the army and an ethnic armed group in the country's northern state of Kachin.
Human Rights Watch has warned about the deterioration of human rights situation in Bahrain, saying the ruling Al Khalifah regime used fabricated charges last year to harass, intimidate, and imprison human rights advocates and their relatives.
The British government’s European Union withdrawal bill will create a human rights deficit in the country, leaving many different groups in society without adequate protection, UK rights organizations have warned.
The UN Human Rights Office has revealed several human rights violations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), censuring Abu Dhabi in a report over its crackdown on activists, vague “anti-terror” law and censorship.
Iran has reacted to a recent rights resolution adopted by the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly censuring Tehran for alleged “human rights abuses,” noting that some backers of the resolution were themselves among major and “discredited” violators of human rights and supporters of terrorism.
A senior Iranian diplomat has blasted Canada for proposing a “politically-motivated” UN resolution on the situation of human rights in Iran, while Ottawa, itself, has long been involved in a broad range of human rights abuses at home and elsewhere.
The US government’s support for Saudi Arabia in its brutal war against Yemen highlights that Washington and Riyadh threaten human rights and are indifferent to human suffering, says an American analyst.
Myanmar’s authorities came under intensifying pressure on Thursday over the Rohingya refugee crisis, with the United Nations secretary general calling it a “human rights nightmare” that has driven more than a half-million civilians into Bangladesh in the past nth.