Jul 02, 2020

Oromo: 80 Killed in Clashes After Singer's Murder

Two days of civil unrest in Ethiopia has led to the deaths of 80 people. The unrest was caused by the murder of an Oromo singer Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, whose music "was the soundtrack to a generation of young Oromos who led the protests" in 2018. According to the Guardian, these most recent protests "tapped into grievances fuelled by decades of government repression". Moreover, the arrest...

Jul 02, 2020

Oromo: 80 Killed in Clashes After Singer's...

Two days of civil unrest in Ethiopia has led to the deaths of 80 people. The unrest was caused by the murder of an Oromo singer Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, whose music "was the soundtrack to a...

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Jul 01, 2020

Pakistan: UN Experts Appalled By Disappearance...

On 13 November 2019, Idris Khattak, a leading human rights defender in Pakistan, went missing. Despite calls for over six months from the UN for Pakistan to disclose his whereabouts, nothing was disclosed....

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Jul 01, 2020

East Turkestan: Researchers Find that China's...

New evidence shows that China was using aggressive technology to monitor and stalk Uyghurs back in 2013, far before more noticeable surveillance became known to the international community. Revelations...

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Jun 30, 2020

Hong Kong: China Further Usurps Hong Kong Aut...

A new Chinese National Security Law, which will allow amongst others China to extradite people from Hong Kong it deems as criminals to the mainland, has been passed by Chinese lawmakers. Included in the...

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Jun 30, 2020

Western Togoland: Ghanaian Opposition Condemns...

The National Democratic Congress (NDC), the main political opposition in Ghana, has condemned the military deployment in Western Togoland (Volta Region) ahead of the 2020 Ghanaian elections. The move has...

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Jun 30, 2020

Iranian Kurdistan: Kurdish Activist May Have Been...

Iranian Kurdish Hedayat Abdollahpour was a political activist who had been arrested by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and sentenced to death. As Abdollahpour’s family, lawyers and international...

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Jun 29, 2020

China: UN Experts Call For Measures To Protect...

The United Nations experts call on the international community and the Human Rights Council to take urgent and concrete action to ensure China respects human rights and abides by its international obligations,...

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Jun 26, 2020

U.S House Passes Bill to Establish D.C Stateh...

Today [26 June 2020], the U.S House of Representatives passed a bill establishing DC statehood. Written by DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, HR 51 had 226 cosponsors and breezed through the House of...

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