Torture and abuse by the police are widespread in Egypt. The 2011 revolution has changed nothing. Doctors and aid organizations regularly report systematic use of violence by the Egyptian police.
The trial of seventeen men accused of being homosexuals has begun in Cairo. The case is part of a wider crackdown on homosexuality in the conservative, Muslim country - where being gay is not expressly outlawed.
In an exclusive DW interview, Venezuela's former attorney general claims she has proof of extrajudicial killings and human rights abuses that could land President Nicolas Maduro before the International Criminal Court.
Authorities have confirmed the arrest of prominent human rights attorney Ibrahim Metwally for spreading fake news. Metwally was helping the family of Giulio Regeni, an Italian student who was abducted and killed in 2016.
A UN probe has found that Russian officials in Crimea committed serious rights abuses, including the deportation and torture of prisoners. Investigators also documented crackdowns on Ukrainian citizenship and culture.
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