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A Free Ocalan protest in Sydney, Australia

Every year since the imprisonment of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan 23 years ago, an international peace delegation has collected evidence on the treatment of political prisoners in Turkey, reports Peter Boyle.

Apartheid wall in occupied Palestine

The Israeli state is pulling out all stops to delegitimise international organisations that dare use the term "apartheid" to describe its decades-long brutal occupation of Palestine, writes Vijay Prashad.

"Surveillance" by jonathan mcintosh

In these paranoid times, it is somewhat sobering to acknowledge that the mass monitoring of the population is an offspring of the turn of the century, writes Paul Gregoire.

West Papua flag

The family of Australian-based Indonesian human rights lawyer Veronica Koman has been the target of two recent attacks in Indonesia, reports Susan Price.

For the second year in a row, Colombia has been ranked the world’s most dangerous country for environmentalists by an international human rights group, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

Members of the Iranian-Australian community are calling on Australia to support their struggle for justice for the more than 30,000 Iranian political prisoners who were massacred in 1988, writes Mohammad Sadeghpour.

West Papua activists are calling on Australia to raise concerns about the Indonesian military's human rights abuses in West Papua, when they meet with their Indonesian counterparts, reports Susan Price.

Wangan and Jagalingou senior cultural custodian Adrian Burragubba speaks to the crowd

Wangan and Jagalingou senior cultural custodian Adrian Burragubba is demanding that the government respect their rights.

Guatemalans have been mobilising across the country since July 29 against government corruption scandals and the mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic, reports People's Dispatch.

In a historic verdict, the District Court of the Hague has ruled that fossil-fuel giant Shell must reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 45% within 10 years, writes Kerry Smith.

In the face of ongoing state repression, the Colombian people remain on the streets and continue resisting, write Laura Capote and Zoe Alexandra.

This year's Imrali peace delegation to Turkey heard disturbing accounts of brutality and repression at the hands of the Turkish state, writes Peter Boyle.

Lawyer Veronica Koman has received international support for her work exposing Indonesia's human rights abuses in West Papua, writes Susan Price. Now, an international fundraising campaign may have scuttled the Indonesian government's latest attempt to disrupt her work.

NSW Supreme Court judge Lucy McCallum discharged the jury on December 6 after it failed to agree on a verdict in the trial of Kurdish journalist Renas Lelikan on “foreign fighter” charges under Australia’s draconian “anti-terrorism” laws.

Paris protest against Prayut

As Thailand's military dictator, Prime Minister and former General Prayut Chan-o-cha visited Europe last week in a desperate attempt to woo more foreign investment, Thai democracy rights protesters rallied in Paris, London and Bonn, calling for his arrest for crimes against his own people. They also called upon European governments to put human rights before profits.

The fate of more than 600 people rescued at sea by the Doctors Without Borders rescue ship Aquarius is one more example of the impact of right wing populism on human rights in Europe today.

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