Tag Archives: Activists

Activists Call for Removing Terrorist Labels of Six Human Rights Groups

Activists call on the international community to help revoke the designation of six Palestinian human rights groups as terrorist organizations. The terrorist label allows Israel to search their offices, seize assets and arrest employees. Israel accuses the groups of being part of a small Palestinian movement with a political party …

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Turkey Calls 10 Foreign Diplomats Over Activists’ Release Call

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry summoned the US ambassador and ambassadors of nine other countries to protest a statement calling for the release of Osman Kavala, a philanthropist and civil rights activist who was imprisoned, according to a decision by the European Court of Human Rights. (ECHR). The remarks angered government officials …

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Climate Activists Call for Research on Brazilian President

A group of climate lawyers on Tuesday (Oct 12) called for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch an investigation into Brazil’s president for possible crimes against humanity in his administration’s policies on the Amazon. The AllRise group filed a lawsuit with the ICC alleging that Jair Bolsonaro’s government was …

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Pope Francis Praises Young Activists for Tackling Global Warming

Pope Francis on Wednesday, September 29, commended young climate activists for their efforts to tackle the problem of global warming. Pope Francis also encouraged them to continue their work “for the good of mankind.” Thousands of young activists gathered in Milan, Italy, this week for the Youth4Climate event. Approximately 400 …

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Hong Kong Activists Tried Under China’s National Security Act

Forty-seven Hong Kong pro-democracy activists charged under the National Security Act imposed by China attend a court hearing Thursday morning (23/9). The politicians and activists are accused of subversion in the National Security Act for taking part in the primaries they are holding before the 2020 Legislative Council elections. The …

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