Friday, December 8, 2023

Topic: UN rights

United Nations urges India to stop crackdown on Kashmiri activists

India must immediately halt its crackdown on Kashmiri activists, the independent UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mary Lawlor, said on Friday, calling for greater accountability.

UN rights body demands release of jailed Indian journalist Rupesh Kumar Singh

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Mary Lawlor on Thursday said that journalist Rupesh Kumar Singh has been falsely charged as retaliation for his work on human rights.

Marking 1 year in jail, UN demand immediate release of Khurram Parvez

Arrest and detention of Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez has a chilling effect on civil society, rights activists and journalists in the region, UN experts warned today, reiterating their call for his immediate and unconditional release by the Indian Government.

Iran: Thousands held for peacefully protesting must be released, urges UN

The UN human rights office, OHCHR, called on Tuesday for the immediate release of thousands of Iranian citizens who have been detained after peacefully demonstrating against the Government following the death of Mahsa Amini for breaking strict hijab rules two months ago.

Countries urged India to improve its human rights record at UN

United Nations member states have urged India to take a tougher stand on religious discrimination and sexual violence as they raised India’s human rights record during a Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory illegal: UN rights commission

Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory is unlawful under international law due to its permanence and the Israeli government’s de facto annexation policies, a UN-appointed Commission of Inquiry said in its first report, published on Thursday.