May 24, 2019

Catalonia: Political Prisoners Take Seats in New Spanish Parliament

On 21 May 2019, five Catalan political prisoners who won seats in the lower house of the Spanish Parliament after last month’s [April 2019] election, took their seats in the new parliament under tight security supervision. As they took the oath of allegiance to the Spanish constitution, they departed from the parliamentary script by stating that the Catalan referendum for independence constituted...

May 24, 2019

Catalonia: Political Prisoners Take Seats in New...

On 21 May 2019, five Catalan political prisoners who won seats in the lower house of the Spanish Parliament after last month’s [April 2019] election, took their seats in the new parliament under...

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May 23, 2019

Batwa: New Study Shows People is Less Integrated...

A new study on the status of historically marginalised people in Rwanda, such as the Batwa, in the government’s socio-economic programs has found that they are less integrated into social welfare...

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May 23, 2019

Sindh: Activists Raise Concern over Human Rights...

Activists gathered at the WSC event “Rights, security and development in Sindh” in Washington, D.C., on 30 April 2019, to discuss the state-run human rights violations the region is facing....

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May 23, 2019

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Series of New Arrests...

In Bangladesh, a series of new arrests of human rights activists, journalists and lawyers occurred in the week of 13 May 2019. These arrests follow the passing of the Digital Security Act 2018 by the Bangladesh...

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May 20, 2019

Somaliland: Celebrating 28th Anniversary of Independence...

On Saturday 18 May 2019, celebrations throughout Somaliland were held for the 28th anniversary of its independence declaration from Somalia. In the context of these celebrations, Somaliland, who now issues...

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May 17, 2019

East Turkestan: Report Highlights Chinese Linguistic...

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has published a new special report: Resisting Chinese Linguistic Imperialism: Abduweli Ayup and the Movement for Uyghur Mother Tongue-Based Education. The report...

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May 17, 2019

Ogoni: Environmental Justice and Resource Equity...

Yesterday [16 May 2019], people in Niger Delta region commemorated Major Isaac Jasper Adaka Boro, one of the pioneers of minority rights activism in Nigeria who inspired thousands, including Ken Saro Wiwa,...

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May 17, 2019

Taiwan: First Asian Country to Legalize Same-Sex...

Last Friday [10 May 2019], thousands of gay rights supporters gathered in Taipei, in front of the Parliament. Two years ago, Taiwan’s constitutional court ruled that the denial of marriage rights...

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