Turkey: Lawyers Levent Pişkin, Cahit Kırkazak and Ayşe Batumlu acquitted | Welcome developments
Iran: Temporary release of human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh | Welcome Developments
Thailand’s SLAPP suits against defenders: One acquittal and one case dropped | Update
Turkey: Lawyer Aytaç Ünsal ends hunger strike after Supreme Court releases him from prison | Update
Canada: Federal Court invalidates Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement saying its impact “shocks the conscience” | Update
UN Human Rights Committee publishes interpretation on the right of peaceful assembly | Update
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Cameroon: WGAD Determines that Mancho Bibixy Tse is being Arbitrarily Detained | News

Full PDF Mancho Bibixy Tse, journalist In July of 2018, LRWC wrote to authorities in Cameroon protesting the arrest, prosecution, sentencing, and detention of Mancho Bibixy Tse.  Mancho Bibixy Tse is a radio journalist, who broadcasted on Bamunda FM radio in Cameroon.  He used his … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Eight Women’s Rights Defenders Temporarily Released | News

Demonstrators call on Saudi authorities to release jailed women's rights activists March 2019 In Late March 2019 three women rights defenders (HRDs) were temporarily released almost a year after their arrests, Aziza al-Yousef, Eman al-Nafjan and Roqaya al-Muhareb. In early May 2019, five more … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Waleed Abu al-Khair Recipient of the 2019 American Bar Association International Human Rights Award | News

Waleed Abu al-Khair 21 June 2019 Waleed Abu al-Khair will be the recipient of the 2019 American Bar Association International Human Rights Award. The award honours his extraordinary work as a lawyer to advocate for  human rights, democracy and justice for all in Saudi Arabia and to represent … [Read more...]

Myanmar: Reporters Jailed in Myanmar Freed from Prison After More Than 500 Days | News

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo Photo Credit: The Globe and Mail May 7 2018 Journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were freed on 7 May 2019 after 500 days in prison as part of amnesty granted for 6,520 prisoners. Read more about LRWC Successes … [Read more...]

Iran: Abdolfattah Soltani freed after 10 years of wrongful imprisonment | News

Abdolfattah Soltani Photo Credit: Center for Human Rights in Iran November 21 2018 Abdolfattah Soltani freed after 10 years of wrongful imprisonment. Read more about LRWC Successes … [Read more...]

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...]