Human Rights

Jordan King Reiterates Two-State Solution As Sole Way To Resolve Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

AMMAN, Oct 20 (NNN-PETRA) – King Abdullah II of Jordan, met on Saturday, with a U.S. delegation, stressing the need to reach just, lasting and comprehensive peace, on the basis of the two-state solution, to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

The meeting with the delegation, headed by U.S. House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, also covered the cooperation and strategic partnership between Jordan and the United States, as well as, regional developments.

UN rights office urges Egypt to free blogger, lawyer, journalist

19 Oct 2019; MEMO: The UN human rights office called on Egypt on Friday to free a prominent blogger, lawyer and journalist allegedly mistreated in custody who are among several thousand people detained since street protests began a month ago, Reuters reports.

Officials at Egypt’s interior ministry were not immediately available for comment. The state prosecutor’s office said in late September that it had questioned up to 1,000 suspects who took part in the demonstrations.

India: Pehlu Khan lynching case: Rajasthan govt moves HC against acquittal of accused

Jaipur, Oct 18 (PTI) The Rajasthan government has filed an appeal in the high court here against the acquittal of all six accused in the Pehlu Khan lynching case.

Pehlu Khan and his sons were thrashed by a mob on the suspicion of cow smuggling in Alwar's Behror on Aprli 1, 2017.

Khan had died at a hospital in Alwar on April 3.

India: Woman gang-raped in UP, six booked

Banda, Oct 19 (PTI) Six persons have been booked in Uttar Pradesh's Chitrakoot district for allegedly raping a 23-year-old woman, police said on Saturday.

Station Hose Officer (SHO), Karwi, Anil Kumar Singh said the case was registered on Friday.

The woman was raped around two weeks ago. Four men took the woman to an unknown place on the pretext of dropping her from her college to village. She was gang-raped for two days, the SHO said.

India: Students walk out of UP school to protest Head Master’s suspension

Pilibhit; 19 Oct 2019; (UMM): Around 30 students, none in uniform, walked out of the school premises protesting their Head Master’s suspension, raising slogans, “Desh ki Raksha kaun karega? Hum karenge (Who will protect the country? We will)”, and “Kaise karenge? Tann se karenge, mann se karenge, dhan se karenge (We will do it with our mind, our and body and our wealth).”

Venezuela wins seat on UN rights council

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 18 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Venezuela won a seat on the UN Human Rights Council despite criticism from advocacy groups and fellow Latin American countries that its own rights record is appalling.

To applause in the chamber, Venezuela got the nod in a vote by the UN General Assembly to choose 14 new members for the 47-member body based in Geneva.

The council works to promote and protect human rights around the world. Its members are elected for staggered three-year terms on a regional group basis.

UNESCO calls on Israel to stop violations in Jerusalem

18 Oct 2019; MEMO: UNESCO’s Executive Board approved at its 207th session a resolution calling on Israel to stop its violations and unilateral actions against historic sites in Jerusalem.

The decision was made by the international organisation during its meeting in Paris.

The resolution called on Israel to stop its unilateral and illegal violations against Al-Aqsa Mosque and within the wall of the Old City of Jerusalem.

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