Human Rights

Political Prisoners In Iran Stage Hunger Strike

29 years after Iranian officials brutally executed 30,000 political prisoners in the Iranian uprising of 1988, many people are beginning to publicly speaking up about the horrible conditions modern political prisoners are still forced to live in. To draw international attention and press to the issue, political prisoners throughout Iran have staged a massive non-violent hunger strike.

4 Years Since The Rabaa Massacre, No One Has Been Held Accountable

4 years to the day, not a single Government official has been held accountable for their role in the Rabaa Massacre of 2013, during which Government forces led by President al-Sisi, whom had assumed control of the country through military coup 2 weeks earlier, literally slaughtered over 1,000 protestors in the streets of Cairo for opposing his rule. In the years to follow, as many as 1,700 people have been “disappeared” by Sisi’s regime, hundreds more have been incarcerated and journalists whom report on these events continue to be imprisoned without trial.

Duterte Doubles Down On Countries Drug War

Speaking towards protestors at his 2nd State of The Union address, Duterte did not shy away from international criticism regarding his administrations brutal crackdown on drugs. On the contrary, Duterte promises to be even more “unrelenting” in his 2nd year in office.

United Nations To Formally Investigate Democratic Republic of Congo for Various Human Rights Violations

Since August of 2016, more than 3,300 innocent civilians have been killed, 1.3 million people have become displaced and over 600 schools have been destroyed. As a result, the United Nations Council on Human Rights has sent in an international envoy to investigate these crimes and determine if Congolese Army leaders should be brought in front of the International Criminal Court.

Israel Announces Major Power Cuts To Gaza Residents

After forcing further power cuts upon the residents of Gaza, Amnesty International is calling on the United Nations and international community to condemn Israel’s actions. Amnesty has taken the occasion to remind the world that Israel’s continued blockade of the region is illegal, that Israel is directly responsible for the humanitarian crisis which has ensued there and has been violating international law on this matter for decades.

Russia Bans Human Rights Groups Ahead of 2018 Election

Ahead of the 2018 Presidential Election, Russia has blacklisted 7 Human Rights Groups from the country, including three more today. Russian officials say these groups could be used to disseminate information that might paint the Government of Russia and its leaders in a negative light, undermining the election in the process.