14 December 2015

Famous Chinese human rights activist and lawyer faces up to twenty years in prison

14 December 2015

Human rights activist and lawyer Pu Zhiqiang was put on trial in Beijing. He has been under arrest for more than year and a half.

09 December 2015

Protection of children from sexual violence

09 December 2015

On 7 December, the first report on how European states are protecting children against sexual abuse in the circle of trust was published. New report on sexual abuse of children recommends covering all perpetrators by law and improving data collection.

07 December 2015

Yemen: Staff of the International Committee of the Red Cross still held captive

07 December 2015

On 1 December, in Sanaa, gunmen abducted two staff members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) which provides assistance to citizens affected by the local armed conflict.

03 December 2015

Human Rights Watch: Journalist unlawfully arrested in Egypt

03 December 2015

On 1 December, Human Rights Watch reported that journalist Ismail  al-Iskandrani  who had reported on Islamist movements and developments in the Sinai Peninsula was unlawfully arrested in Egypt.

01 December 2015

Hungary’s response to refugee challenge falls short on human rights

01 December 2015

In 2015, Hungary has been confronted with an unprecedented task in the field of migration. 400,000 people arrived at its borders in search of international protection. 

30 November 2015

Sharp increase in number of death sentences is fixed in Saudi Arabia

30 November 2015

In 2015 sharp increase in the number of death sentences due to the arbitrary and secretive nature of court decisions is fixed in Saudi Arabia, said media. 

27 November 2015

Chinese journalist released from jail over illness

27 November 2015

On 26 November, Chinese media reported that journalist Gao Yu jailed for leaking state secrets has received a reduced sentence from seven years to five years in prison.

25 November 2015

Reporters Without Borders called on Bahraini authorities to overturn photographer’s sentence

25 November 2015

Reporters Without Borders called on Bahraini authorities to overturn the sentence of freelance photographer Sayed Ahmed Al Mousawi who was sentenced on 23 November to 10 years in prison on a terrorism charge for covering  pro-democracy demonstrations.

23 November 2015
UN adopted resolution on fight against Islamic State

UN adopted resolution on fight against Islamic State

23 November 2015

On 20 November, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution introduced by France that calls on states to redouble efforts to prevent and suppress terrorist attacks by the extremist militant groups, the BBC reported on Saturday. 

20 November 2015

Amnesty International called on Moroccan authorities to drop charges against activists

20 November 2015

On 18 November, Amnesty International claimed that the trial of Moroccan activists who had used mobile application on citizen journalism is a blatant attack on freedom of expression.