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New York: Following weeks of civil unrest in Nicaragua, a group of 11 UN independent human rights experts urged the Government on Thursday to stop the violent repression of protestors, which has left at least 317 people dead and 1,830 injured, stressing that "no one should be detained for the exercise of their human rights”. more
UN urges protection of indigenous peoples’ rights during migration

New York: Marking the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, UN Secretary-General António Guterres put a spotlight on the factors pushing indigenous people to m ...

International forums slam Bangladeshi government over Sahidul Alam's detention

Dhaka: Outraged over the detention of acclaimed international photographer Sahidul Alam in his home country Bangladesh for his criticism of the government, several international forums ha ...

Bangladesh: Detained photographer Shahidul Alam moved to hospital, Indian photographer Raghu Rai urges Sheikh Hasina for his release

Dhaka: Internationally acclaimed photographer and activist Shahidul Alam, taken into custody by Bangladesh police for his criticism of the Government, was on Wednesday moved to the hospit ...

‘Immense’ needs of migrants making perilous journey between Yemen and Horn of Africa prompts $45 million UN migration agency appeal

New York: As conflicts and natural disasters have sharply deteriorated living conditions in the Horn of Africa and Yemen, more and more people have been crossing the Gulf of Aden in both ...

Rights experts call for greater protection of indigenous people during migration

New York: Governments are being urged to ensure that the rights of indigenous peoples are recognized, whether they are living on their traditional lands or forced to move elsewhere.

Key Brazilian border crossing for Venezuela refugees reopens as asylum numbers pass last year's total

New York: Some 117,000 Venezuelans have claimed asylum already this year — more than for the whole of 2017 — the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday, after welcoming a d ...

Human Rights Watch asks Bangladesh government to stop attacks on student protesters, critics

Dhaka: Instead of prosecuting those responsible for unlawfully attacking student protesters demanding road safety, Bangladesh authorities are arresting students and targeting activists an ...

Sun Wenguang: Chinese police shuts down critic's live interview

Beijing: In a case of human rights violation, the police in China intervened and took down a live interview that featured prominent critic Sun Wenguang, reports said.

UN human rights body strongly condemns recent ‘shocking attacks’ against civilians in south-west Syria

New York: The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued a strongly-worded statement on Tuesday, denouncing last week’s brutal killings and raids by members ...