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On 23 July, Senior United Nations officials as well as the UN Security Council strongly condemned an attack on a peaceful demonstration in the Afghan capital.
On 21 July, the Office of the Commissioner in the Republic of Armenia said that some journalists had suffered during clashes with the police in Yerevan.
On 21 July, Amnesty International said that the Hong Kong authorities’ prosecution of three pro-democracy student leaders sends a chilling warning for freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in the city.
On 19 July, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein called on the Turkish authorities to respond to the attempted military coup on 15 July by reinforcing the protection of human rights and strengthening democratic institutions and checks and balances.
Almost a quarter of a million children in parts of Nigeria's Borno state formerly controlled by Boko Haram are suffering from severe malnutrition, the UN children's agency says. Tens of thousands will die if treatment does not reach them soon, UNICEF warns.
With so many youth either jobless or “working poor,” more investment is needed to empower them through skills development, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on World Youth Skills Day on 15 July.
Development banks should respect human rights in their investments around the world and ensure their activities are not putting human rights defenders at risk, the Coalition on Human Rights in Development said on 14 July in a joint petition signed by 154 development, human rights, and environment groups.
Local justice organisations and the American Civil Liberties Union sued local and state officials and law enforcement agencies in federal court on Wednesday, accusing them of abusing peaceful protesters and violating their constitutional rights.
Egypt's security services had forcibly made hundreds of people disappear and tortured them in the past year to try to tackle dissent, Amnesty International said on 13 July.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) called on the Thai authorities to withdraw all charges against Taweesak Kerdpoka, a reporter for the independent news website Prachatai, who was arrested on 10 July while covering the activities of members of the opposition New Democracy Movement (NDM) and was released on bail on 11 July.