Thousands of people took to the streets to support LGBT rights in cities across Europe on Saturday, with marchers waving rainbow flags and condemning discrimination in all its forms.
President Daniel Ortega and Nicaragua’s Catholic bishops were set to meet Thursday in the hopes of putting stalled talks back on track, to resolve a political crisis that rights groups say has left at least 134 people dead.
At least five people died in the flashpoint city of Masaya in Nicaragua during a night of clashes between police and anti-government protesters, a rights group said Monday, with residents describing scenes of terror in the streets.
Like many Nicaraguans, police inspector Armando Reyes was shocked by the image of a young protester with blood seeping from his head being taken to the hospital on a motorcycle by his friends.
Liu Xia, widow of dissident Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, has said she felt that loving her husband was a “crime” for which she had received a “life sentence”, according to an audio recording released Friday.
Saudi Arabia is preparing to outlaw sexual harassment, officials said Tuesday, less than a month before the conservative kingdom lifts its decades-long ban on women driving.
The United Nations Human Rights Committee has denied a request by Brazil’s ex-president Lula da Silva seeking emergency action against his imprisonment, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Chinese authorities have barred five Western diplomats from visiting the widow of the late Nobel laureate dissident Liu Xiaobo, diplomatic sources said Sunday.
The civilian group descended on the village under government instructions to “win the people’s hearts”, but it also had a darker mission: identifying and punishing threats to the Chinese state.
North Korea condemned US criticism of its human rights record as “ridiculous”, days before leader Kim Jong Un’s summit with the South and ahead of a meeting with US President Donald Trump.