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4 October 2018

Activists protesting at UN call on Turkmenistan to end forced labor in cotton fields & release imprisoned human rights defender

Author: The Cotton Campaign

Protesters gathered outside the United Nations headquarters in New York today demanded an end to state-sponsored forced labor in Turkmenistan’s cotton industry and presented a petition signed by over 84,000 people from around the world that urged the...

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3 October 2018

Kenya: Court rules Nairobi Women's Hospital's detention of patient over unpaid medical bills is a violation of his rights

Author: Paul Ogemba, Standard Digital (Kenya)

"It is illegal to detain patient in hospital over bills, court rules"...

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28 September 2018

So. Africa: Lawyer supporting community opposed to mining charged for allegedly disrupting govt. official's meeting

Author: Tony Carnie, Times Live (So. Africa)

"Chaos on the Wild Coast after attorney arrested following fracas with Gwede Mantashe"...

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24 September 2018

China: Parents of faulty vaccine victims reportedly detained or "disappeared" after seeking accountability and help

Author: Yang Fan, Radio Free Asia

"China Detains, 'Disappears' Parents of Faulty Vaccine Victims", 20 Sep 2018...

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24 September 2018

Philippines: Nine defenders arrested after staging protest at Chamber of Mines Conference

Author: Ronalyn V. Olea, Bulatlat (Philippines)

"9 environmental defenders arrested", 20 Sep 2018...

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18 September 2018
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17 September 2018
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Author: CELS, Asociación de Abogados de Derecho Indígena y CEPPAS- Grupo de Apoyo Jurídico por el Acceso a la Tierra

“Sobre la extradición de Facundo Jones Huala” – 12 de septiembre de 2018...

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11 September 2018

HRW launches campaign urging major car companies to stand by Saudi activists jailed for advocating women's right to drive

Author: Human Rights Watch

"Tell Car Companies To Do The Right Thing", 11 September 2018...

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11 September 2018

Vietnam denies entry to rights advocates invited to the World Economic Forum

Author: Channel News Asia

Vietnam has denied entry to two prominent rights campaigners invited to attend this week's World Economic Forum in Hanoi, as the one-party communist state continues its hard line on critics of its dismal rights record....

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10 September 2018

China: Thousands of Wuhan residents protest against planned transforming station over health concerns, some reportedly beaten & detained

Author: Wong Lok-to, Radio Free Asia

"Police in China's Wuhan Beat, Detain Protesters Angry Over Power Project", 6 Sep 2018...

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