A human rights organization called on the international community to seriously pressure Saudi authorities to release dozens of activists, bloggers and others who have been perceived as political opponents and arrested for their public opinions.
An Iranian rights group has called on the United Nations to impose an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia to stop its war crimes against Yemeni civilians committed through deadly military campaign against the impoverished country.
Tehran’s ambassador to the UN office in Geneva censured Germany and several other countries for baselessly criticizing the human rights situation in Iran while trying to appease the US by turning a blind eye to its criminal sanctions, which “grossly” violate the Iranian people’s most basic rights.
Iran’s permanent ambassador to the United Nations office in Geneva has censured European states’ baseless accusations about human rights situation in the Islamic Republic, saying slandering others is in line with certain Western countries' colonial mentality and their delusions of grandeur.
An official from Iran’s Judiciary said sanctions imposed by the US and enacted by its Western allies on Iran are the price that the country is paying for prioritizing human rights, adding the coercive measures flagrantly violate basic rights of ordinary Iranians.
The UN General Assembly approved a resolution Friday strongly denouncing human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and deaths in detention.
Chile's national police committed "serious human rights violations" as weeks of violent demonstrations across the South American country claimed 25 lives, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday in a report calling for reform of the force.
Cuts to public services and benefits in the UK that disproportionately affect the least well-off, single parents and disabled people put the government in breach of its human rights obligations, a study for the UK equalities watchdog found.
Tanzania’s second-biggest donor Denmark said it would withhold $10 million worth of aid money, citing concerns over human rights abuses and “unacceptable homophobic comments” made by a government official.