Gulalai Ismail is among Pakistan’s best-known women’s rights crusaders. The military has disappeared her for two months, showing Pakistan democracy perils.
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Egypt’s parliament approved a new law governing nongovernment organizations that would maintain many of the existing restrictions on their work.
Young people were at the forefront of the millions-strong 2011 uprising against the corrupt and authoritarian rule of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt.
GCHR says the General Department of Criminal Investigation, and State Security Bureau have arrested number of activists defending Bedoon’s right.
The crackdown comes at a time when Jordanian activists started protests over economic conditions in 2018 but fizzled out into 2019. That has been a recurring theme in 2019.
The Iranian judiciary should release three women labor activists and a journalist who are still in jail two months after they were detained.
GCHR reiterates calls for Saudi Arabia to immediately free all human rights defenders who have been jailed for their advocacy for women’s rights.
The World Movement for Democracy is concerned about the forced disappearance of El-Din, head of housing rights program based in Cairo, Egypt.
Dozens of people demonstrated in Basra part of wide protests raging for months calling for provision of job opportunities for the unemployed citizens.
Turkey’s opposition victory in Istanbul mayoral election was ratified Monday, with analysts showing the country is capable of a competitive elections.