Singapore

Singaporean artist jailed after peaceful protest

Human rights groups denounce two-week sentence as an affront to free speech and call for Seelan Palay's release.

Singaporean artist jailed after peaceful protest

Saudi Arabia

Khashoggi disappearance: 'An abysmal new low'

Activists say far from silencing Khashoggi, Saudi authorities have turned him into an 'icon for press freedom'.

Khashoggi disappearance: 'An abysmal new low'

Saudi Arabia

Turkey seeks access to search Saudi consulate in Khashoggi case

Saudi ambassador summoned to request 'full cooperation' with probe into disappearance of Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi.

Turkey seeks access to search Saudi consulate in Khashoggi case

Croatia

Council of Europe urges Croatia to probe police abuse allegations

Numerous rights groups have reported on violent pushbacks of migrants, but Croatia denies the allegations.

Council of Europe urges Croatia to probe police abuse allegations

Rohingya

India criticised for deporting seven Rohingya men to Myanmar

India has deported its first group of Rohingya, raising fears of further repatriations.

Bangladesh

Bangladesh photographer remains in jail; protests at UN

Shahidul Alam remains locked in Dhaka jail for more than 50 days as calls for his release reach United Nations summit.

'Jail can't break his spirit': Bangladesh photographer's wife

Philippines

Duterte: My only sin is extrajudicial killings

Activists call for prosecution as Philippines president apparently admits to responsibility for killings in 'drugs war'.

Rodrigo Duterte: 'My only sin is extrajudicial killings'

Egypt

Rights group calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics

Amnesty International calls on the Egyptian government to release people held for peacefully expressing opinions.

Rights group calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics

Africa

Anglophone Cameroon violence 'spirals out of control'

Rights group says it has authenticated a video showing separatists with the decapitated head of a policeman.

Amnesty: Violence in Cameroon's anglophone regions escalates

Zimbabwe

Public assembly banned in Zimbabwe capital amid cholera outbreak

No public gatherings allowed as part of an emergency response to the outbreak that has killed 21 people so far.

Public assembly banned in Zimbabwe capital amid cholera outbreak

Human Rights

Gun violence in the US is a 'human rights crisis'

Rights group says 'all aspects of American life are compromised' due to lack of proper gun regulation.

Gun violence in the US is a human rights crisis: Amnesty

Asia

Myanmar rejects ICC ruling to probe Rohingya deportations

A day after ICC's unprecedented ruling, Myanmar says it has no obligation to respect it.

Myanmar rejects ICC ruling to probe Rohingya deportations

United Arab Emirates

UAE used Israeli spyware 'to target Qatari emir, Saudi prince'

Emails obtained by the New York Times appear to show purchase of software created by Israeli NSO group.

UAE used Israeli spyware 'to target Qatari emir, Saudi prince'

Asia

British-Bangladeshi citizen detained since 2016 cafe attack freed

Hasnat Karim is released after two years behind bars over the 2016 restaurant attack in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka.

British-Bangladeshi citizen detained since 2016 cafe attack freed

Opinion

Beyond skyscrapers and parks, little has changed in Chechnya

The absurd, Kafkaesque trial of Oyub Titiev proves the Chechen Republic's impressive makeover is only skin deep.

Anna Neistat

by Anna Neistat

Anna Neistat