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Thailand Detention

Thailand: Release activists and drop charges

Amid an ongoing crackdown on peaceful protest, including charges against hundreds of people, the Thai authorities have revoked bail for two young activists in January 2023 for exercising their rights. There are concerns for the life and health of two other detained female activists who have been on...
Africa Discrimination

African Commission’s rejection of observer status applications by three human rights organizations threatens its ability to discharge its mandate to promote and protect human rights for all

We, the undersigned organisations, express grave disappointment with the decision of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (African Commission) to reject the observer status applications of Alternative Côte d’Ivoire, Human Rights First Rwanda, and Synergía – Initiatives for Human...
Americas Death Penalty

USA: Second Texas execution of 2023 goes ahead

Wesley Ruiz was executed in Texas on the evening of 1 February 2023. He was sentenced to death in 2008 for the murder of a police officer in 2007. The state and federal courts dismissed final appeals, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles declined to recommend clemency, the state Governor refused...