Daily Archives: October 7, 2018

Iran Violates Human Rights Laws In Execution Of Zeinab Sekaanvand

Zeinab Sekaanvand, a 24-year-old Kurdish national, was executed in Iran’s Urumieh Central Prison on Tuesday, October the 2nd. Accused of murdering her husband in 2012 at the mere age of 17, Zeinab had not received a fair trial. Philip Luther, Amnesty’s Research and Advocacy Director for the Middle East and […]

South Korea Claims to Crack Down on “Fake News,” Posing a Threat to Free Speech

This Tuesday, South Korea declared that it would crack down on fake news, attempting to eradicate what it called the ultimate “destroyer of democracy.” Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon called for the crackdown, maintaining that the spread of fake news in South Korea endangers both the privacy of citizens and national […]

Germany Has Approved Controversial Arms Sale To Saudi Arabia

Germany has approved a controversial arms sale to Saudi Arabia, even though the country agreed earlier this year to halt sales to states involved in the Yemen conflict. The Germany Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Peter Altmaier, wrote a letter to the German parliament discussing the approval of […]