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18 Jan 2019
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.
3 Jan 2019
We're living in an area of extremist groups that dislike diversity, pluralism, human rights and equality, the head of a British commission countering extremism told DW. And it's not going to get better anytime soon.
1 Jan 2019
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.
15 Aug 2018
"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.
25 Jul 2018
Human rights campaigners in Pakistan accuse the military of interfering to favor Imran Khan over Nawaz Sharif in the upcoming election. Many journalists say they have suffered intimidation for their reporting.
20 Jul 2018
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
17 Apr 2017
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.
8 Mar 2017
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.
7 Mar 2017
Human rights training - US, UK governments to partner with Nigeria Police.
6 Feb 2017
Anti-Buhari Protest: Buhari's human rights must not be abused - NHRC Former Chair, Chidi Odinkalu.

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