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The head of Egyptian Syndicate of Journalists and two of the union’s board members are to stand trial for harboring colleagues wanted by authorities and "spreading false news", a statement by the Cairo prosecution office said on 30 May.
Dozens of detainees held in dire conditions in poorly ventilated metal shipping containers, fed only once or twice a week and given insufficient drinking water are at risk of death, warned Amnesty International on 27 May.
France is preparing to host two million visitors at the showpiece Euro 2016 football tournament in two weeks, and the
On 25 May, an overcrowded boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, killing at least five. 562 people had been pulled to safety off the coast of Libya.
25 May is now widely known as Missing Children’s Day, with the
At least three people have died in western Kenya during opposition protests calling for electoral reforms, police say.
On 23 May, Amnesty International urged all states to ensure that no party to the conflict in Yemen is supplied — either directly or indirectly — with weapons, munitions, military equipment or technology that would be used in the conflict until they stop serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law.
Human rights activists call on authorities to investigate police misconduct during Hindu spring festival in Dushanbe
The NGO Coalition Against Torture called on the Tajik authorities to promptly investigate the police actions during Celebrations marking a Hindu spring festival in Dushanbe, BBC reported on 20 May.
On 18 May, the United Nations refugee agency launched the Nobody Left Outside campaign that calls on the private sector to contribute funds for shelter solutions for two million refugees.
A week of strikes has begun in France in response to new labour reforms introduced without parliament’s approval. Though the reforms have already been forced through, supporters of industrial action remain undeterred.