1. Kyrgiz law, targeted at false information, poses a serious threat to freedom of speech in the country by allowing anonymous government body to block content online without undergoing judicial scrutiny.

Click to read more: Human Rights Watch

  1. Large protests erupt in the Indian capital New Delhi to demand justice for a minor dalit girl, victim of alleged rape and murder, highlighting the concern around increased cases of sexual violence and threat to women safety

Click to read more: The Guardian

  1. Increase in cases of extrajudicial killings, torture, and arbitrary detention by Srilankan law enforcement agencies under the garb of Covid 19 protocols.

Click to read more: Human Rights Watch 

  1. Chinese government uses secret trials to unfairly incarcerate NGO workers who fought for human rights of the vulnerable. 

Click to read more: Amnesty International

  1. Panel of Human Rights Commission, Bihar went to Bettiah Jail to investigate the complaint received, from around 100 prisoners, against the ex-jail deputy superintendent for extorting money from prisoners and allowing objectionable items inside jails in exchange of bribes.

Click to read more: Hindustan Times

  1. Russian lesbian family flee to Spain amid online abuses and death threats, reflecting upon the adverse condition of the LGBTQ community in the country.

Click to read more: BBC

  1. In a massive violation of child rights, Iranian authorities secretly execute a young man, arrested at the age of 15.

Click to read more: Amnesty International

  1. Continuing their attacks on civilians and prominent figures, Taliban terrorists assassinated the director of Afghanistan’s media and information centre in Kabul. 

Click to read more: BBC

  1. Nigerian lawyer, Adeola Oyinlade, wins American Bar Association’s 2021 ABA International Human Rights of the Year award for his various works advancing human rights in Africa.

Click to read more: American Bar Association

  1. Indonesian Army Chief puts an end to abusive and discriminatory  ‘virginity test’, used on female recruits in the military for decades. 

Click to read more: Human Rights Watch

News Collated by: Nayan Grover

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