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Saudi guardianship system still ‘enslaves’ women despite driving ban removal

Saudi guardianship system still 'enslaves' women despite driving ban removal

Truth NGO – A Saudi activist has warned that women in the kingdom are still “enslaved” through Riyadh’s male guardianship system as the country gears up to lift the decades-long driving ban on women on June 24. In a Friday phone interview with Reuters from Sydney, Australia, Manal al-Sharif said Saudi women’s campaign is not over as long as supervision …

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Swedish #WalkToPalestine activist visits refugee camps in Lebanon

Swedish #WalkToPalestine ‘The biggest challenge is solitude’

Truth NGO – Swedish activist Benjamin Ladraa has been visiting Palestinian refugees in camps around Lebanon as part of his #WalkToPalestine campaign. Ladraa has visited some seven refugee camps, including Burj El-Barajneh, Shatila, Dbayeh and Rashidieh. The 24-year-old expressed his shock at the harsh living conditions in the camps, where running water and electricity is inaccessible to many, with poor …

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Human rights activist describes US withdrawal from UNHRC as ‘arrogant’

Human rights activist describes US withdrawal from UNHRC as ‘arrogant’

Truth NGO – Moroccan human rights activist Khadija Al-Ryadi has described the US decision to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council as “arrogant” and “political hypocrisy”. She made her comments in an interview with Anadolu on Wednesday. Al-Ryadi is the coordinator of the Moroccan coalition of human rights bodies. In 2013 she was the first Arab woman to receive …

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Saudi Arabia detains two more women’s rights activists

Saudi Arabia detains two more women's rights activists

Truth NGO – Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Saudi Arabia has recently arrested two more women’s rights advocates as part of an ongoing campaign to silence the dissidents. The New York-based rights group said on Wednesday that Saudi authorities had taken into custody activists Nouf Abdelaziz and Mayaa al-Zahrani on June 6 and 10, respectively, and both are now being …

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Experts:Trump’s separation policy causing irreversible harm to children

Trump's separation policy causing irreversible harm to children

Truth NGO – US President Donald Trump’s immigration policy of separating families is causing psychological damage and irreversible harm to children, according to experts. In May, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a “zero tolerance” policy towards undocumented migrants and refugees, promising to prosecute those who crossed the southern border illegally. Part of that approach has been separating children from their …

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Israeli bombs rain down on Gaza

Israeli bombs rain down on Gaza

Truth NGO – Israeli fighter jets have conducted fresh airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, hitting 25 targets across the blockaded Palestinian territory. The Israeli army said in a statement that the targets hit early Wednesday were military compounds belonging to the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement, which runs Gaza. However, a Gaza medical source said the Israeli strikes had struck empty …

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Anger mounts against Trump over child separation policy

Truth NGO – Hundreds protest against policy of separating children from those caught crossing the US-Mexico border. According to Aljazeera, Pressure is mounting on US President Donald Trump to reverse his policy of separating children from refugees and migrants who cross the US-Mexico border. “Families belong together,” protesters chanted on Sunday, as hundreds gathered outside detention centres in the states …

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Trump’s Gun Law speech Blows up Most European Politicians

TruthNGO- US President Donald Trump caused anger in France, Britain and Germany by suggesting looser gun laws could have helped prevent deadly attacks in Paris in 2015 and linking knife crime in London to a handgun ban. His expression is considered as the reminder of the American ‘Exceptionalism’. His sense of humiliation of Europe does not confined to his recent …

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Israel frees Palestinian prisoner after he goes blind

Israel frees Palestinian prisoner after he goes blind

Truth NGO – Israel on Sunday released 18-year-old Palestinian detainee Hassan Tamimi who was “subjected to medical negligence” following which he lost his sight. Abdunnasir Tamimi, the victim’s uncle, told Anadolu Agency his nephew was detained in April despite his frail health. Hassan was suffering from liver and kidney issues as a result of protein malabsorption since early childhood, he …

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