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Eight youth activists from the Azerbaijani civic movement NIDA were sentenced to between six and eight years’ imprisonment on 6 May. The decision of the appeals court is expected on 11 July.
Isabel, a sex worker in the city of Niterói, was assaulted and threatened after she publicly denounced the rape and extortion of sex workers by police during illegal raids and evictions on 23 May....
Civilians caught up in the Iraqi conflict must be protected. The US government must address the Iraqi central government’s abysmal human rights record and push for overdue reforms.
Amira Osman Hamed, a Sudanese women’s rights activist, continues to face charges of ‘indecent dress’ for refusing to wear a headscarf.