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UN registers steep rise in murders of Colombian activists

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Slayings of human rights leaders and mass killings of civilians are increasing at a worrying pace in Colombia, according to a United Nations report published on Tuesday. The annual U.N. report on the human rights situation in Colombia found that violence is “intensifying” in some rural areas where state presence is … Read more

High-profile Hong Kong activists face trial as China tightens grip on democracy

The Guardian ‘Deeply alarming corruption’: US bill would sanction Honduran president Group of Democratic senators introducing legislation that would suspend certain US assistance Juan Orlando Hernández, center, speaks as the national police chief, Orbin Galo, and the armed forces chief, Tito Livio Moreno, listen at the presidential palace in Tegucigalpa, on 16 February. Photograph: Orlando … Read more

Thousands of Algerian activists mark second year of protest

The Telegraph Covid lockdown roadmap: key dates revealed for easing restrictions in England Boris Johnson has announced a gradual roadmap for reopening that will see Covid-19 restrictions eased over four steps spread across at least four months. The plans are an attempt to kick-start the British economy and ease the societal pressures of lockdown without … Read more

Somali government forces seal off streets of Mogadishu as armed opposition activists fight soldiers

An armoured personnel carrier on a sealed off street during fighting between Somali government forces and opposition troops – REUTERS/Feisal Omar Protests turned violent in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Friday when demonstrators took to the streets to march against delayed elections, and security forces loyal to the government and armed guards protecting the opposition exchanged … Read more

Human Rights Activists and Faith Leaders Rip the NBA for Their Silence on China’s Treatment of Uighurs and the Plight of Hong Kong

Human Rights Activists and Faith Leaders Rip the NBA for Their Silence on China’s Treatment of Uighurs and the Plight of Hong Kong NEWS PROVIDED BYChristian Defense CoalitionAug. 6, 2020 NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ — The activists will call for the NBA to publicly condemn the horrific human rights and civil liberty abuses … Read more

Human Rights Activists and Faith Leaders Rip the NBA for Their Silence on China’s Treatment of Uighurs and the Plight of Hong Kong

Human Rights Activists and Faith Leaders Rip the NBA for Their Silence on China’s Treatment of Uighurs and the Plight of Hong Kong NEWS PROVIDED BYChristian Defense CoalitionAug. 5, 2020 NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ — The activists will call for the NBA to publicly condemn the horrific human rights and civil liberty abuses … Read more

Faith Leaders and Human Rights Activists to Hold Prayer Vigil, Public Witness and Peaceful Civil Disobedience at the U.S. Capitol Building to Call for Congress to Stand in Solidarity with Hong Kong

Faith Leaders and Human Rights Activists to Hold Prayer Vigil, Public Witness and Peaceful Civil Disobedience at the U.S. Capitol Building to Call for Congress to Stand in Solidarity with Hong Kong Rev. Patrick Mahoney praying on the streets of Hong Kong, November 2019. NEWS PROVIDED BYChristian Defense CoalitionJune 30, 2020 … Read more

Faith Leaders and Human Rights Activists to Hold Prayer Vigil and Public Witness at the U.S. Capitol Building to Call for Congress to Stand in Solidarity with Hong Kong

NEWS PROVIDED BYChristian Defense CoalitionJune 29, 2020 WASHINGTON, June 29, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ — Faith leaders and human rights activists will hold a prayer vigil and public witness at the U.S. Capitol Building on Wednesday, July 1, at 12:00 PM as the group will be gathering on the west public sidewalk in front of the … Read more