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Saudi Women Activists face trial, a year on in detention

Several women activists of Saudi Arabia faced trial for the first time ever since they were detained a year ago in a highly intense case which has put the human rights record of the Kingdom under scan once again after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Ibrahim al Sayari, the President of the Court has stated ..



Yu Wensheng wins Franco-German Human Rights Award

Detained Chinese lawyer, Yu Wensheng has won the Franco-German Human Rights Award for his exceptional contribution to the protection and promotion of human rights. His wife, Madam Xu Yan, received the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law on her husband’s behalf from the French and German ambassadors to China at an ..


Denis Mukwege named as winner of 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Dr. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. Dr. Mukwege, a gynecologist in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is the helper who has devoted his life to defending victims of ..


Gauri Lankesh become first person from India to win Anna Politkovskaya Award

Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead in Bengaluru on September 5, 2017, has been awarded a prestigious global Anna Politkovskaya Award, which is given in the memory of a slain Russian reporter and political activist. With this, she became the first person from India to receive the honour. Lankesh shared the award with ..