Saudi woman handed death sentence for killing Bangladeshi maid | Human Rights News

Saudi court sentences Ayesha al-Jizani to death for killing Bangladeshi maid Abiron Begum in March 2019, says Bangladeshi official. A criminal court in Saudi Arabia has handed the death sentence … Read More

Nine Hong Kong activists go on trial over huge democracy rally | Hong Kong Protests News

Two plead guilty with veteran politician Martin Lee among those in the dock over one of 2019’s biggest democracy protests. Two former Hong Kong legislators have pleaded guilty to charges … Read More

Canada, US and allies denounce ‘immoral’ arbitrary detentions | Human Rights News

Canada, the US and 56 other countries endorse declaration condemning the political detention of foreign nationals. Canada, the United States and a coalition of 56 other countries have endorsed a … Read More

UAE jails Jordanian for 10 years for criticising Jordan’s gov’t | Human Rights News

The decision by a United Arab Emirates court to sentence a Jordanian resident to 10 years in prison in October for criticising Jordan’s government was based entirely on a series … Read More

Critics denounce Lebanese justice system after activist’s killing | Human Rights News

Beirut, Lebanon – Rasha al-Ameen was holding up a placard bearing photographs of Lokman Slim, the Lebanese writer, activist and prominent Hezbollah critic, who was shot dead last week. She … Read More

Hundreds of thousands swell Myanmar protests against coup | Human Rights News

Anti-coup protesters in Myanmar clashed with police as hundreds of thousands joined nationwide pro-democracy demonstrations in defiance of the military government’s call to halt mass gatherings. The United Nations human … Read More

The Saudi women’s rights activists who remain behind bars | Human Rights News

Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul was released from prison on Wednesday, but several others remain in detention. Rights groups have welcomed the release of women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul from prison, … Read More