Ugandas brutal treatment of MPs is enabled by global indifference | Robert Amsterdam

, , , , , , ,

MPs including the Afropop musician turned politician Bobi Wine are allegedly being tortured. The Magnitsky Act can curb this shocking abuse, says lawyer Robert Amsterdam In a country with such a complex and often conflict-prone history, acts of political violence and intimidation are common enough to be unremarkable. But this past week in Uganda has […]

Read More...

‘You hate us that much?’ Mother of refugee who killed himself on Nauru berates Australia

, , , , , ,

Fazileh Mansour Beigi has pleaded with the Australian Border Force to give her son Fariborzs body back so she can bury him The mother of Fariborz Karami, the Iranian asylum seeker Mansour Beigi repeatedly pleaded for help for her two sons, arguing they were severely depressed and in danger. Just two days before Karamis death, […]

Read More...

The Guardian view on Gaza shootings: stop killing unarmed civilians | Editorial

, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Editorial: Channelling a reckless Donald Trump, Israeli ministers appear to have adopted a dangerous mindset: to destroy the national aspirations of the Palestinians by military force It is inexcusable for soldiers of a military, especially those under democratic civilian control, to shoot and kill protesters, almost all of whom were unarmed, and who pose no […]

Read More...

Death of Liu Xiaobo: activists scorn Trump for hailing ‘terrific’ Xi

, , , , ,

The US presidents praise for Chinas leader was shameful coming after the death of the Nobel-winning political prisoner Human rights activists have poured scorn on Donald Trump for showering Chinas terrific president Xi Jinping with praise just hours after one of the worlds most famous political prisoners died in the custody of Chinese security services. […]

Read More...

China’s ‘war on law’: victims’ wives tell US Congress of torture and trauma

, , , ,

Women whose husbands were targets of Communist party crackdown on human rights lawyers call for US sanctions The wives of some of the most prominent victims of a congressional hearing in Washington on Thursday, the women, whose husbands were among the key targets of a Communist party offensive against human rights lawyers, detailed the physical […]

Read More...

New human rights to protect against ‘mind hacking’ and brain data theft proposed

, , , ,

A response to advances in neurotechnology that can read or alter brain activity, new human rights would protect people from theft, abuse and hacking New human rights that would protect people from having their thoughts and other brain information stolen, abused or hacked have been proposed by researchers. The move is a response to the […]

Read More...