Russia: Chechen human rights activist jailed
30 March 2019 | 1:53 pm
Oyub Titiyev, who had exposed abuses by security forces in Chechnya, will spend four years in a penal colony. His family said the ruling was an effort by authorities 'to silence and disgrace him.'
11 Apr 2021
Locals in Dawei, a city in Myanmar's south, attend the funeral of Kyaw Min Latt, 17, who was shot by security forces on March 27 while riding a motorbike.
11 Apr 2021
G7 foreign ministers have expressed concern about human rights violations in Ethiopia's conflict-ridden Tigray. They also welcomed an announcement that Eritrean troops would withdraw from the region.
12 Apr 2021
Activists say scores of people were killed in one day in Myanmar's Bago as troops and police fired rifle grenades at anti-coup protesters. Injured demonstrators were reportedly denied medical assistance.
25 Apr 2021
Japan says it is asking Myanmar to free a Japanese journalist who has been taken into custody amid a crackdown on the opposition.
22 Apr 2021
Security forces broke up a protest in Myanmar’s southern city of Dawei, arresting four demonstrators and a reporter according to Dawei Watch media outlet, which also said live rounds were used.
26 Apr 2021
Fresh clashes break out between Palestinians and police after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for "calm on all sides" after several nights of unrest in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem. There have been nightly disturbances since the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on April 13, amid Palestinian anger over police blocking off access to the promenade around the walls of the Old City and a ban on gatherings.
6 Jul 2021
The villagers reportedly defended themselves with swords and home-made rifles against members of the ruling military junta. The soldiers "shot everything that moved," according to one resident.
28 Jul 2021
Fernando Karadima was a key figure in a sexual abuse case that sent shockwaves through the Catholic Church. Aged 90, he died of bronchopneumonia and kidney failure in a nursing home.
30 Jul 2021
Those targeted include an armed group that killed a Kurdish politician and eight individuals tied to the Syrian government and President Bashar Assad.
5 Aug 2021
Afghans in Jalalabad city chant "Allah-u Akbar" (God is greatest) in support of the Afghan security forces, as part of calls to gather on rooftops at 9 pm following similar scenes the night before in the western city of Herat, that is under siege, after government forces countered the latest Taliban assault.
26 Sep 2021
Security forces in Mapastepec, southern Mexico, block a caravan of several hundred mostly Central American migrants, including children, heading for the United States on foot.
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A small group of women rallied in the Afghan capital for the first time in months, demanding a return of their freedoms, after the Taliban reneged on promises to maintain the marginal gains women made in recent years.
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The Chinese military responded to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan by launching a series of drills after she left. The drills have not just caused political tensions. They have also impacted everyday life along the Taiwanese shoreline.
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The aftermath of elections in Kenya have been calmer than previous years. Even though the defeated presidential candidate has rejected the results, citizens are simply keen to get on with their lives.