Militias chase migrants in the US
Jim Benvie is the leader of a controversial armed vigilante group in the US. Heavily-armed members of this group go out every night to find and detain people crossing the border. Human rights organizations are outraged.
'Locked up in hell:' China's forced disappearances
Since 2017, Chinese authorities have taken human rights lawyers, activists and writers to secret detention centers were deprived of freedom and dignity, they are expected to confess to crimes.
UN's Bachelet warns Cameroon risks further descent into violence
Cameroon may fall further into violence if the government does not stop hate speech by politicians and heavy-handed tactics by security forces, the U.N. human rights chief said on Wednesday.
Russian lawmakers to vote on Council of Europe boycott
The Russian parliament is set to vote on sending representatives back to the Council of Europe and resuming funding of the organization. Human rights advocates fear Moscow may leave the organization completely.
Death toll in Syria falls in 2018
The Syrian Observatory on Human Rights has said 20,000 people were killed this year in Syria's civil war. It's a record low in a conflict that has already claimed half a million lives — and that could flare up again.
Russian government withholds funding for prominent NGO
"For Human Rights," an NGO led by Lev Ponomaryov, is fighting to keep afloat. The NGO advises relatives of young people accused of being extremists under vague anti-extremism legislation that has left room for broad interpretation.
Almost 300 Malians killed this year in militia clashes: U.N.
The UN Human Rights Office is concerned about a spike in inter-communal violence in Mali which has led to serious human rights abuses by militia groups
Syrian death toll passes 100
At least 112 people have died after a bomb a bomb hit buses carrying evacuees on Saturday from besieged Syrian towns, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Biafra: ECOWAS court dismisses Nigerian govt's objection on Nnamdi Kanu
ECOWAS Community Court of Justice dismissed the Nigerian Government’s preliminary objections in the suit filed by the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu and two others for the enforcement of their fundamental human rights.