Saudi Arabia: 37 put to death in shocking execution spree

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The execution of 37 people convicted on “terrorism” charges marks an alarming escalation in Saudi Arabia’s use of the death penalty, said Amnesty International today. Among those put to death was a young man who was convicted of a crime that took place while he was under the age of 18.Continue Reading

Saudi Arabia Rebuked for First Time by Fellow Members of U.N. Rights Council

Delegates at the opening day of the United Nations Human Rights Council last month in Geneva. Thirty-six nations in the body rebuked Saudi Arabia for its human rights record on Thursday.CreditCreditFabrice Coffrini/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

GENEVA — Dozens of Western countries rebuked Saudi Arabia for its aggressive crackdown on free expression in a landmark initiative on Thursday in the United Nations’ top human rights body.

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How to tackle Islamophobia – the best strategies from around Europe

A growing body of research points to the proliferation of Islamophobia across Europe in recent years. In the UK, record numbers of Islamophobic hate crimes were recorded in 2017, and across the continent there have been similar findings on the growth of explicit Islamophobia.Continue Reading

Abuse against Muslims in China cries out for international action: Human Rights groups (VIDEO)

Abuse against Muslims in China cries out for international action: Human Rights groups
Geneva: Seeking to galvanize an international response to allegations of widespread abuses, human rights groups on Monday called for a United Nations investigation into China’s mass detention of Muslims in the western region of Xinjiang. The rights organizations urged the UN to set up an international fact-finding mission during its session that starts at the end of February.Continue Reading

UAE’s reckless support of militias paving way for war crimes in Yemen

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Amnesty International published an open source investigation on Wednesday, reporting on increasing violence and danger in the Yemen conflict, with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ‘recklessly’ supporting militias with heavy and developed weapons.Continue Reading