China: YARPTI condemns Jail of two rights activists for online posts

Chinese authorities’ continue to violate human rights as two supporters of Hong Kong’s 2014 pro-democracy protests became the latest to be convicted. A court in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong on Friday sentenced two rights activists to jail for subversion for using the internet and social media to “attack the socialist system.” Su Changlan, who has campaigned for the […]

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UAE: YARPTI CALLS FOR RELEASE OF HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST AHMED MANSOOR

Youths for Human Rights Protection and Transparency Initiative  (YARPTI) is alarmed to hear the news that the United Arab Emirate authorities have detained prominent human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor. At around midnight, 10 male and two female uniformed security officials stormed the family’s apartment and carried out a lengthy room-by-room search, including of the children’s bedroom. They confiscated electronic devices […]

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