The unrest is the worst street violence since Nigeria's return to civilian rule in 1999 and the most serious political crisis confronting President Muhammadu Buhari, a former head of a military regime who came to power at the ballot box in 2015.
Amnesty International documents that Gulf’s Arab monarchies have used the pandemic as a pretext to increase repressive measures.
Accused of brutality, extrajudicial killings and extortion one police unit in Nigeria has sparked a movement to rein in its excesses.
India has frozen the rights group's bank accounts, forcing it to let go of staff and pause all ongoing campaign and research work.
The open letter comes as scores of human rights groups ask the International Olympic Committee to strip Beijing of the 2022 winter games.
Branding the Yazidis as heretics, Daesh slaughtered thousands of men, abducted women and girls and forced boys to fight on its behalf. A new report shows that nearly 2,000 Yazidi children are still without the care they need.
Rights groups have accused Myanmar's security forces of committing atrocities in various villages, including Gu Dar Pyin, where they say at least five shallow mass graves had been found.
Maria Ressa, 56, and her news site Rappler have been the target of legal action and probes after publishing stories critical of Duterte's policies, including his drug war that has killed thousands.
The war between Houthi rebels and pro-government forces escalated in 2015 when a Saudi-led military coalition intervened against the rebels who control large parts of Yemen including the capital Sanaa.
There are innumerable accounts from local sources and media as well as rights organisations that contradict the US claim.
The World Health Organization says burials are safe for Covid-19 victims. So why is Sri Lanka's government insisting on cremating all bodies?
Amnesty International criticised the arrest of several individuals over expressing their views and called for all in custody to be released.
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