Daily Archives: March 16, 2019

Volatile Afghani Peace Process Risks Undermining Human Freedoms

Afghanistan’s people fear America’s rushed peace process this week considering troop withdrawal estimated to take place within the next five years. Peace talks are currently underway in Qatar with US and Taliban representatives announcing a great leap forward towards ending the war although military withdrawal threatens to jeopardize the Afghani […]

Protests Against President Bouteflika Growing Across Algeria

The third week of protests in Algeria kicked off on Monday with the beginning of a general strike in major sectors of the country’s economy, including within its largest sector – energy production. The protests have been ongoing since a rally on February 22nd, 2019, opposed current president Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s declaring […]

UN Says Israeli Security Forces May Be Guilty Of War Crimes Over Palestinian Deaths In Gaza

The United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the protests in Occupied Palestinian Territory stated that Israeli security forces are accountable for 189 deaths in the Gaza strip that occurred in 2018, among them 35 children. The report, published on 28th February, also put the number of injuries by live […]

Last Refugee Children Leave Australian ‘Processing Centre’ On Nauru 1

The last children refugees to be held in Australia’s privately run ‘regional processing centre’ on Nauru have left for the United States as of this month. The detention facility on the small island nation in the South Pacific has long been used as part of Australia’s hardline “Stop the Boats” […]

Myanmar Deviating From Peaceful Democracy

When Myanmar held its first openly contested elections in 2015, there was hope for change. Four years later and the political landscape of the South East Asian nation has transformed in unexpected ways. A United Nations (UN) report reveals the situation in Myanmar has worsened over time. UN Human Rights […]

Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Sentenced To Seven Years’ Prison

Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced by Iran’s highest court to seven years in prison following a trial for security charges. Judge Mohammad Moghiseh of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court confirmed this through a statement to local media on Monday. He said that Sotoudeh had been sentenced to five […]