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Sri Lanka should reverse a new regulation that unlawfully restricts protests in large areas of the capital, Colombo. On September 24, a day after the measure was issued, police arrested 84 people and used tear gas and a water cannon to disperse protesters.

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Iranians are still taking to the streets following the death of Mahsa Amini. ICYMI: Last week, we discussed the significance of these protests and the growing popular discontent with compulsory hijab laws. Listen here ⤵️

Governing for all means protecting the rights of all. What will a Giorgia Meloni-led government mean for human rights in Italy?

Mexican women with disabilities experience a shockingly high rate of domestic violence, a new government survey has found.

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The New Italian Government Poses A Human Rights Challenge

Trial of Rwanda Genocide Suspect Begins in The Hague

Violence, harassment of journalists, and attempts to undermine trust in the electoral system have increased in the run-up to Brazil's elections on October 30. Authorities should ensure that Brazilians can exercise their right to vote freely and safely.

Brazil: Uphold the Right to Vote Freely and Safely

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Pakistan’s Senate should urgently pass a bill that would make torture a criminal offense.

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NEW from @hrw  and @amnesty : In Western Tigray, widespread abuses against the Tigrayan population amount to crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing.

The government of India’s Prime Minister Modi is presiding over a dangerous regression in free speech rights in pursuit of its Hindu nationalist agenda. #FarmersProtest 

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Quote of the Day, by @TiranaHassan  The situation in #Myanmar  requires an urgent response from the international community.

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Israeli officials are committing the crimes of apartheid and persecution. The world needs to act on behalf of the millions of Palestinians being institutionally discriminated against. #Courage2FightApartheid 

This is rare 1920s footage of Greenwood, an African-American enclave in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Greenwood’s abundance of Black-owned businesses and its prosperity earned it the nickname “Black Wall Street.” But 99 years ago, angry white mobs burned it to the ground. #TulsaRaceMassacre 

Thailand: Water Cannon Used Against Peaceful Activists

"It is our right. Hijab is our right." A hijab ban in Karnataka, India is violating the right to express one's religious beliefs.

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