Stories about Human Rights from May, 2021
"Which law punishes trans [women] for wearing a skirt?" Nobody should be imprisoned based on mere suspicion without proof, argues the defense counsel for Shakiro and Patricia.
The security bureau warned that under the Public Order Ordinance, offenders will face up to five years in prison for attending, or one year for promoting, the vigil.
"We have an overwhelming task and we should assume a leading role during the mobilization"
How do Muslim women feel in Prague, and how does Female Ramadan in Prague go?
Trinidad and Tobago edges closer to amending its Equal Opportunity Act to include sexual orientation
Discussions about the need to amend Trinidad and Tobago's Equal Opportunity Act have reignited after one of the country's biggest banks made a major move towards diversity and inclusion.
On May 20, the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the Azerbaijani government to release all Armenian prisoners of war and civilian captives.
Pratasevich was formerly an administrator of NEXTA-Live, the Telegram channel covering the anti-government protests in Belarus. He is currently editor-in-chief of Belarus Golovnogo Mozga, another independent media outlet.
Of horror, pain, anger and resistance, Gazans wrote on social media about how they suffered from Israeli bombing, attempted to escape death or coexisted with it.
The trauma and memory of the deportation remain central to the history and identity of the Crimean Tatars and have gained renewed attention since Russia's occupation of Crimea in 2014.
In Kenya's male-dominated online space, women are often targets of verbal abuse.
Fifteen political parties in Georgia have signed a statement outlining their commitment to protecting the rights of queer people.
Support for the government's response to the pandemic wavered by December 2020, as many Germans began to feel "mask-tired" and frustrated by a problematic vaccine rollout campaign.
Nepal is devastated by the second wave of Coronavirus. The infection rate is rising sharply and the health infrastructure is crumbling, Nepal has asked for international support.
"These young people were arrested for trying to protect Phnom Penh’s largest lake and preserve it for current and future generations."
Turkey introduced fresh lockdown measures on April 29 in a bid to curb a new COVID-19 wave -- but international holidaymakers are exempt from them.
"From former political prisoners to the wives of jailed activists to ordinary citizens, many women have been subjected to mistreatment and harassment one way or another."
Israeli settlers’ aggressive takeover of Palestinian homes in Jerusalem is part of a decades-long struggle
Tensions have brewed in the occupied territories of Palestine for weeks, starting with Israel assaulting Muslim's holy site of Al-Aqsa Mosque, evicting Jerusalemites from their homes and restricting their movement.
Journalists, K-Pop fans, and community radio stations fight to share information on the country's protests.
The Indigenous guard protects protestors by setting up humanitarian corridors
Known for its beautiful green valleys, tea cultivation, and beekeeping, the idyllic valley in Rize province is facing its most serious environmental threat yet.
Who is artist Luis Manuel Otero, symbol of the resistance and thorn in the side of the Cuban regime?
Events surrounding the life of Luis Manuel Otero unleashed an unprecedented international media campaign in his support, and have even influenced the course of relations between the U.S. and Cuba.