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Amnesty International issues travel warning for US
The human rights organization warns gun violence has led to a "human rights crisis" in the US. The killings of 31 people in attacks at the weekend have renewed pressure on President Trump to strengthen gun controls.
Militias chase migrants in the US
Jim Benvie is the leader of a controversial armed vigilante group in the US. Heavily-armed members of this group go out every night to find and detain people crossing the border. Human rights organizations are outraged.
'Locked up in hell:' China's forced disappearances
Since 2017, Chinese authorities have taken human rights lawyers, activists and writers to secret detention centers were deprived of freedom and dignity, they are expected to confess to crimes.
Indigenous Australians challenge government over climate at UN
In the first case of its kind, an indigenous group is accusing the Australian government of violating their human rights by not taking action on climate change. They say their culture and homeland are at risk.
UN's Bachelet warns Cameroon risks further descent into violence
Cameroon may fall further into violence if the government does not stop hate speech by politicians and heavy-handed tactics by security forces, the U.N. human rights chief said on Wednesday.
Russian lawmakers to vote on Council of Europe boycott
The Russian parliament is set to vote on sending representatives back to the Council of Europe and resuming funding of the organization. Human rights advocates fear Moscow may leave the organization completely.
Challenge extremists instead of staying silent
We're living in an area of extremist groups that dislike diversity, pluralism, human rights and equality, the head of a British commission countering extremism told DW. And it's not going to get better anytime soon.
Death toll in Syria falls in 2018
The Syrian Observatory on Human Rights has said 20,000 people were killed this year in Syria's civil war. It's a record low in a conflict that has already claimed half a million lives — and that could flare up again.
Russian government withholds funding for prominent NGO
15 Aug 2018
"For Human Rights," an NGO led by Lev Ponomaryov, is fighting to keep afloat. The NGO advises relatives of young people accused of being extremists under vague anti-extremism legislation that has left room for broad interpretation.
Pakistan military accused of interfering ahead of vote
25 Jul 2018
Human rights campaigners in Pakistan accuse the military of interfering to favor Imran Khan over Nawaz Sharif in the upcoming election. Many journalists say they have suffered intimidation for their reporting.
Almost 300 Malians killed this year in militia clashes: U.N.
20 Jul 2018
The UN Human Rights Office is concerned about a spike in inter-communal violence in Mali which has led to serious human rights abuses by militia groups
Syrian death toll passes 100
17 Apr 2017
At least 112 people have died after a bomb a bomb hit buses carrying evacuees on Saturday from besieged Syrian towns, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.