Saudi Arabia: Three Saudi Arabian Human Rights Advocates Awarded the 2018 Right Livelihood Award | News
Malaysia: Charges Against Eric Paulsen and S Arutchelvan Dropped | News
Turkey: Taner Kilic Released | News
Canada: TWU Removes Community Covenant | News
Thailand: 14 migrant worker acquitted of criminal defamation and other charges | News
Turkey: Mustafa Aydin Released | News

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Saudi Arabia: Three Saudi Arabian Human Rights Advocates Awarded the 2018 Right Livelihood Award | News

Mohammad al-Qahtani (left), Waleed Abu al-Khair, and Abdullah al-Hamid (right) September 2018 On September 24 2018 Waleed Abu al-Khair, Mohammad al-Qahtani, and Abdullah al-Hamid, three internationally respected human rights advocates arbitrarily imprisoned in Saudi Arabia, were awarded the … [Read more...]

Malaysia: Charges Against Eric Paulsen and S Arutchelvan Dropped | News

Eric Paulsen (human rights lawyer) and S Arutchelvan (Parti Sosialis Malaysia leader) Photo Credit: Malay Mail August 2018 Sedition charges against human rights lawyer Eric Paulsen and Parti Sosialis Malaysia leader S Arutchelvan have been dropped after the prosecution indicated they did not … [Read more...]

Turkey: Taner Kilic Released | News

Taner Kilic with his family Photo Credit: Amnesty August 2018 Taner Kilic, the Honorary Chair of Amnesty International Turkey, has been released after spending more than fourteen months in prison. The release pending trial was ordered after a monthly review of his imprisonment by the Istanbul … [Read more...]

Canada: TWU Removes Community Covenant | News

Supreme Court of Canada Photo Credit: Adrian Lee August 2018 The Trinity Western University (TWU) Board of Governors voted to remove the mandatory requirement that students sign the Community Covenant as a condition of attendance. The Covenant, which bars sexual intimacy other than between a … [Read more...]

Thailand: 14 migrant worker acquitted of criminal defamation and other charges | News

Photo Credit: Human Rights Watch 11 July 2018 14 migrant workers employed by the Thammakaset Co. Ltd. chicken farm were acquitted of criminal defamation and other charges based on the workers reporting human and labour rights abuses against chicken farm workers. The Don Muang … [Read more...]

Turkey: Mustafa Aydin Released | News

Mustafa Aydin (Turkish lawyer) with his family Lawyer Mustafa Aydin, detained without trial or judicial oversight since 16 August 2016 and suffering from untreated prostate cancer, was released from prison today. LRWC called for his immediate release in letters (Brian Samuels) sent l27 April … [Read more...]

Canada: A Big Win for Equality and Non-discrimination (& LRWC) at the Supreme Court of Canada | News

Supreme Court of Canada Photo Credit: Adrian Lee The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the appeal in Trinity Western University v Law Society of Upper Canada and allowed the appeal in Law Society of BC v Trinity Western University The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on 15 June 2018 that the … [Read more...]

Vietnam: On 7 June 2018 Nguyen Van Dai and his colleague Le Thu Ha were released from prison in Viet Nam and exiled to Germany | News

Nguyen Van Dai (human rights advocate) with his wife and Le Thu Ha (human rights advocate) Photo Credit: Viet Tan Nguyen Van Dai has been detained since 18 December 2015 for his human rights advocacy. In April 2018, both Nguyen Van Dai and Le Thu Ha were found guilty of “carrying out … [Read more...]

Thailand: Appeal Court reverses criminal defamation conviction against human rights defender Andy Hall | News

Read the full story HERE. Andy Hall, British human rights defender Photo Credit: Bangkok OHCHR On 31 May 2018, Thailand’s Appeals Court reversed the September 2016 conviction of Andy Hall, a British human rights defender, on criminal defamation charges and offences under the Computer … [Read more...]

Sudan: Over 50 Critics Released Without Charge

Omar Al Bashir, President of Sudan Photo Credit: Human Rights Watch The government of Sudan released 56 opposition party members and human rights defenders without charge on 10 April 2018. Those released include Omer Yousef El Digair, the chairperson of the Sudanese Congress Party (SCP), … [Read more...]