In its latest report, London-based Amnesty International draws attention to miscarriages of police work, urging 'legally-binding global controls on the manufacture and trade in less lethal weapons'.
Tunisia's President Kais Saied has denied racism following an outcry against his remarks in which he said migrants were behind most crimes in the North African country.
UK’s official scheme to divert people from terrorism, Prevent, funded with 40m GBP ($48.3m), was reviewed by William Shawcross recently. His detractors say the review is far from independent and that it targets Muslim communities.
Tensions remain high in capital Dhaka ahead of planned Saturday rally, which opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party says would draw hundreds of thousands of supporters to demand PM Sheikh Hasina step down.
Bahrain held the first round of parliamentary elections on November 12 and followed up with a second round on November 19 to fill seats in its 40-seat parliament that advises King Hamad.
Amnesty says it has been told by civilians they had endured "abusive screening processes" – known as filtration – which sometimes resulted in arbitrary detention, torture and other ill-treatment.
Settler violence has a history of targeting the Israeli security establishment, which willingly turns a blind eye to it.
The Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture members decided they had “no other option but to suspend” their 12-day visit, which was due to run until October 27.
Late dictator Ferdinand Marcos falsely claimed that human rights organisations had never visited the Philippines and that their claims of torture, abuse and mistreatment were untrue.
Vice President Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue announced that the central African nation has abolished the death penalty, calling it a “unique moment.”
The government said the assault, which left 10 soldiers dead and several wounded, was aimed at cutting off a key route to the blockaded city of Taiz and undermined peace efforts.
Hundreds of armed troops have raided a protest camp outside the president's office in Colombo, drawing condemnation from international human rights groups.
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