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Cambodia uses coronavirus crisis to arrest 17 critics: rights group

Cambodia uses coronavirus crisis to arrest 17 critics: rights group

The Cambodian government has used the coronavirus outbreak to lock up opposition activists and others expressing concern about the virus and the government's response ...

Somali rights group flays NYT report; lauds Qatar's positive role

Somali rights group flays NYT report; lauds Qatar's positive role

A leading Somali human rights group has strongly criticised an attempt by vested interests to blame Qatar for an attack in Bossasso, Puntland and cautioned the Somali people ...

Venezuela arrests 15 military officials over vote: rights group

Venezuela arrests 15 military officials over vote: rights group

Venezuela arrested at least 15 military officials around the time of its widely criticized weekend presidential election, according to a local rights group, adding to scores already detained ...

UN group says rule of law 'under siege' in Maldives

UN group says rule of law 'under siege' in Maldives

A UN rights group said on Monday the detention of two Supreme Court judges in the tiny Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives was an attack on the independence of the judiciary and undermined the rule of law.

Lebanon choked by burning garbage, rights group says

Lebanon choked by burning garbage, rights group says

People and municipalities have resorted to burning garbage in Lebanon as a result of government mismanagement and it may badly damage the health of nearby residents, Human Rights Watch said on Friday.

Rights group says Thai anti-junta activist abducted in Laos

Rights group says Thai anti-junta activist abducted in Laos

An exiled Thai opposition activist and outspoken critic of Thailand's ruling junta has been abducted in Laos, a rights group said on Tuesday, calling on authorities in Thailand and Laos to investigate the disappearance.

Saudi writer jailed for seven years: watchdog

Saudi writer jailed for seven years: watchdog

A Saudi writer has been sentenced to seven years in prison for offences including having contact with foreign journalists, a rights group said on Thursday, part of what activists call "an intensified crackdown".

‘Refugees being driven to suicide on Nauru’

‘Refugees being driven to suicide on Nauru’

Many of the 410 asylum seekers held on a tiny Pacific Island are being driven to attempt suicide to escape the prison-like conditions they face in indefinite detention on behalf of Australia ...

Rights group slams woman's 'brutal' murder in NW Pakistan

Rights group slams woman's 'brutal' murder in NW Pakistan

A Pakistani rights group Friday condemned a village council for ordering the brutal murder of a young woman after she helped a friend to elope.