Human rights

Filmed confessions of Brotherhood members stir controversy

Rights lawyers are demanding Egypt’s Ministry of Interior to be held liable after releasing videos of suspects involved in an alleged Muslim Brotherhood plan to undermine the state’s security.

A correspondent in Egypt | Human rights | juil. 31, 2020
al-monitor Egyptian Judge Mohamed Shirin Fahmi (C) reads out a verdict and sentence as he presides over the retrial of members of the Muslim Brotherhood on charges of espionage with the Palestinian group Hamas at the Tora courthouse complex in southeastern Cairo, Egypt, Sept. 11, 2019. Photo by KHALED KAMEL/AFP via Getty Images.

Torture on the rise in Erdogan’s Turkey

Reports of human rights atrocities in Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey are growing, with victims speaking out on forced disappearances and murder.

Amberin Zaman | Human rights | juil. 31, 2020

‘I still wake up at night’: Syrian men and transgender rape survivors struggle in Lebanon

LGBT survivors of sexual violence told Human Rights Watch that accessing services for their physical and psychological trauma is a challenge in Lebanon.

Al-Monitor Staff | Syria Conflict | juil. 30, 2020

Yazidi activist Nadia Murad to appear on 'The Daily Show'

Murad's appearance on the popular US talk and news satire show could showcase her efforts to combat sexual violence and trafficking to a new and big audience.

Al-Monitor Staff | Women’s rights | juil. 30, 2020

Saudi Arabia jails Yemeni blogger over video calling for LGBT rights

A Saudi court sentenced Mohamad al-Bokari to 10 months in prison over a social media post encouraging gay rights.

Al-Monitor Staff | Human rights | juil. 29, 2020