A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.
After being arrested in Bangkok yesterday morning, human rights lawyer and pro-democracy activist leader Anon Nampa is apparently being flown up to Chiang Mai.
Hejaaz Hizbullah was arrested under a terrorism law over allegations rights groups say lack “any credible evidence”.
The release of a documentary film has given Nasrin Sotoudeh a new voice for her determination to campaign for justice in Iran.
The European Union has agreed to level sanctions over the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Cairo has executed another 15 political detainees whose families are accusing the state of torture and refusing to hand over the bodies.
Israel has stopped granting any visas to employees at the United Nations’ human rights agency, effectively forcing the body’s top staff to leave.
Time and again, human rights organisations have called for independent investigation of mounting cases of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, arrests and filing of trumped-up cases, to name a few.
In a report, Amnesty International found at least 41 per cent of women who had been abused online feared for their physical safety and 24 per cent feared for their family’s safety.
Renowned anti-apartheid struggle and human rights lawyer, Priscilla Jana, passed away on Saturday.