Choking down freedom of digital expression in Thailand

Choking down freedom of digital expression in Thailand

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: The United Nations rights office today expressed serious concern over the prosecution and harsh sentencing of individuals in Thailand under the country’s so called lèse majesté law and its “chilling effects” on freedom of expression. In Geneva, Ms. Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner […]

Being accused of crimes after facing gang-rape in Sudan

Being accused of crimes after facing gang-rape in Sudan

Kimberly M. Brown for Equality Now – WNN Justice commentary (WNN/EN) Nairobi, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA:  Last August, while house hunting in Omdurman, Sudan, a 19-year-old pregnant and divorced Ethiopian woman was lured to an empty property and brutally gang-raped by a group of seven young men. Immediately after the attack, a police officer found the […]

SOUTH SUDAN: News journalists show concern under restricted freedom of speech

SOUTH SUDAN: News journalists show concern under restricted freedom of speech

WNN Justice (WNN/IRIN) Juba, SOUTH SUDAN, AFRICA: Increasing reports of harassment faced by journalists and civil society in South Sudan have raised concern that the world’s newest country is curtailing the basic freedoms it spent decades fighting its northern neighbor for. South Sudan gained independence in July 2011, after decades of rebellion against Khartoum. Today, […]