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Suu Kyi's trial set to start in Myanmar, junta rejects UN rights chief's statement

June 14, 2021 10:18 am

Aung San Suu Kyi, 75, is due to face trial on Monday on charges of breaching coronavirus regulations while campaigning for the election she won last November and also for possession of unlicensed walkie-talkies.

UN Human Rights Office says 18 dead in Myanmar crackdown

February 28, 2021 8:43 pm

It would be the highest single-day death toll among protesters who are demanding that the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi be restored to power after being ousted by a Feb. 1 coup.

UN rights body to "raise" missing Dubai princess with UAE

February 17, 2021 9:06 pm

In the videos, which appear to have been recorded covertly, the 35-year-old princess says she is "worried about my safety and my life." "I don't really know if I'm going to survive this situation," she says in one of the videos.

UN human rights office calls authorities, protesting farmers to exercise maximum restraint

February 06, 2021 8:34 am

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), in a tweet said the rights to peaceful assembly and expression should be protected both offline and online.

UN rights office seeks probe of reported Navalny poisoning

September 08, 2020 4:47 pm

Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in a statement, decried a "profoundly disturbing" number of cases of poisoning or targeted assassination in Russia over the past two decades and noted that Navalny had been harassed, arrested and assaulted repeatedly in the past.

UN experts raise concerns over Hong Kong security law

September 04, 2020 5:32 pm

In a letter released Friday, seven human rights experts affiliated with the UN said that the national security law raised a "serious risk" that fundamental freedoms, such as the freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, may be infringed upon.

India's new citizenship law may have its implications: US diplomat

December 14, 2019 7:32 pm

US diplomat Sam Brownback's reaction came after the Trump administration urged Indian to "protect the rights of its religious minorities" in keeping with the "Constitution and democratic values".

'Fundamentally discriminatory': UN body voices concern over Citizenship Amendment Act

December 13, 2019 7:53 pm

UN Human Rights office: "Although India's broader naturalization laws remain in place, these amendments will have a discriminatory effect on people's access to nationality."

New UN human rights chief has survived torture herself

September 04, 2018 11:56 am

Bachelet herself was arrested along with her mother in 1975. She was a young member of the Socialist Party, and her time in a secret prison was an ordeal that she prefers not to talk about.

UN rights chief defends speaking out against rights abuses

August 03, 2018 10:47 am

Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein told a farewell press conference at UN headquarters on Thursday that ``silence does not earn you any respect _ none.''