The European Union extends Myanmar arms embargo over rights violations, prepares individual sanctions

A view of a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, September 19, 2017 (Photo by Reuters) The European Union has extended its arms embargo on Myanmar, preparing targeted measures against officials responsible for serious human rights violations. During a session in Brussels on Thursday, the Council of the European Union extended its arms embargo on Myanmar for another year.  The […]

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Bahrain’s highest military appellate court upholds death sentences against 7 anti-regime activists

This file photo shows a view of Bahrain’s Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments building in the capital Manama. Bahrain’s highest military appellate court has upheld death sentences against seven anti-regime activists as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy clampdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy activists in the kingdom. On Wednesday, […]

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China denounces US over human rights

A “Black Lives Matter” activist holds up a sign during a protest against US police brutality at City Hall Park, August 1, 2016, in New York City. China has denounced the United States for hypocrisy and its own rights issues in its annual rebuttal to criticism from Washington about Beijing’s human rights record. In the […]

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Rights groups threaten legal action against government of French President Emmanuel Macron over arms exports to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

French President Emmanuel Macron (Photo by AFP) Two human rights groups have given the government of French President Emmanuel Macron two months to end its arms exports to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which are involved in a devastating three-year-old conflict in Yemen, or face legal proceedings. Legal non-governmental organization Droit Solidarite and Aser, which […]

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