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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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Norway gives “green light” to boycotts of Israel’s settlements

Truth NGO – Municipalities which boycott Israel’s illegal settlements do not violate Norway’s international obligations, a foreign ministry official has insisted, dealing a blow to right-wing parties that tried to have two such municipal boycotts rescinded. Audun Halvorsen, state secretary at the foreign ministry, said early May that a boycott of “goods and services produced in settlements does not contradict …

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Israel approves 2,000 West Bank settlement units despite outcry

Truth NGO – The Israeli regime has approved plans for the construction of about 2,000 settlement units in the occupied West Bank. Israeli media said Wednesday that the defense ministry of the regime in Tel Aviv which is responsible for the authorization of the internationally-banned settlements gave the go-ahead for the contractions of 1,957 new units in the West Bank. …

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Israel expels HRW activist over ‘BDS support’

Truth NGO – Israel has ordered the head of the local office of Human Rights Watch to leave the occupied territories within two weeks after accusing him of supporting a pro-Palestine boycott campaign against the Zionist entity. Omar Shakir, a US citizen of Iraqi descent, said on Twitter that he had been ordered out of the Israeli-occupied territories after the …

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Saudi Arabia: Thousands Held Arbitrarily

Truth NGO – According to HRW, Saudi Arabia is detaining thousands of people for more than six months, in some cases for over a decade, without referring them to courts for criminal proceedings. Saudi Arabia’s attorney general should promptly charge or release all criminal defendants and stop holding people arbitrarily. Human Rights Watch analyzed data from a public online Interior …

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Twitter suspends 1 million accounts for ‘terrorism promotion’

Truth NGO – Twitter says it has suspended over one million accounts for “promotion of terrorism” since 2015, claiming its efforts have begun to make the platform “an undesirable place” to call for violence. In its latest transparency report on Thursday, Twitter said it suspended 274,460 accounts between July and December 2017 “for violations related to the promotion of terrorism.” …

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Sudan: Prisoner Release Left Many Activists Behind

Sudan Prisoner Release Left Many Activists Behind

Truth NGO – Dozens of prominent activists remain in detention in Sudan, despite the release of more than 50 people on February 18 and 19, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. HRW: Many of those still held are in unknown locations and without access to lawyer or family visits in conditions that may constitute enforced disappearances and put them at …

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HRW: Israeli banks complicit in settlement expansion

Israeli banks complicit in settlement expansion

Report dismisses claims by banks that under law they must provide services to illegal Jewish settlements in West Bank. A leading rights group says Israeli banks are contributing to the expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank by providing loans and mortgages for construction there. A report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) released on Wednesday says no Israeli law …

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Saudi, allies hiding role in illegal Yemen strikes

Saudi, allies hiding role in illegal Yemen strikes

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has lashed out at the Saudi-led coalition for its refusal to provide information on its role in the massive unlawful airstrikes against Yemen in an attempt to avoid international legal liability. According to a Friday report by HRW, the current and former members of the coalition have refused to reply to the rights group’s correspondence in …

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