Tag: Human Rights

Intervention: 14-year-old student killed during police operation in Rio
Brazil News

Intervention: 14-year-old student killed during police operation in Rio

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Death of poor student from the favela sparked outrage against the federal military intervention in force since February Protester holds Marcos Vinícius’ school uniform with blood stain; 14-year-old student is yet another victim of police operations in Rio / Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil by Brasil de Fato/ The Dawn News/ June 27, 2018  […]

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine Erdogan greet supporters at the AKP headquarters in Ankara, Turkey June 25, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
News Turkey

After re-election, Erdogan likely to tighten grip on Turkey

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The elections were the first after a constitutional referendum in 2017 that bestows massive powers on the President The Dawn News / June 24, 2018 Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a second consecutive term in Turkey’s presidential elections on Sunday, extending his 15-year rule over the country. The victory gives him […]

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Sara Quiñones and Naka Mandinga in 2016 denouncing the human rights situation of the Afro-Colombian communities. Sara and her mother were arrested on Friday.
News Solidarity

Colombia jails 30 social leaders who support peace process

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Mother and daughter who were displaced from their land among the detained By Zoe PC / The Dawn News / April 23, 2018 On April 20, Colombian human rights organizations in the south-west of the country denounced the mass arrests of leaders and human rights defenders in the departments of […]

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Why are People ‘Disappearing’ in Pakistan?
Analysis

Why are People ‘Disappearing’ in Pakistan?

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Many of the ‘missing persons’ are allegedly picked up by the country’s notorious intelligence services and tortured. By V. Arun Kumar/  Newsclick/ The Dawn News/ April 20, 2018 Raza Khan, a young social activist, vanished like many others without any trace. Many suspect the hands of Pakistan’s powerful intelligence services. […]

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Fotos of forcibly disappeared people in Colombia
Analysis Colombia

Targeting of activists continues in Colombia

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Two murders over the Easter weekend highlight the danger human rights defenders are in despite the ongoing peace process By Zoe PC / The Dawn News / April 4 Peasants, Afro-Colombians, indigenous people, women, social leaders, human rights defenders, trade unionists and essentially anyone in Colombia fighting for peace, social […]

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