Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights Watch’

Sri Lankan priest seeks Supreme Court protection

Thursday, August 4th, 2022
Supreme Court protection

A Sri Lankan priest has asked for Supreme Court protection. Fr Amila Jeewantha Peirism is asking for the Court’s protection to safeguard his fundamental rights and prevent his arrest. He has been a key figure during Sri Lanka’s anti-government protests. The priest says as a responsible citizen he actively participated in the peaceful anti-government struggle, Read more

Bishop exorcises entire city by helicopter

Monday, July 15th, 2019

A Colombian bishop exorcised an entire city plagued by violence, drug smuggling and poverty last weekend, sprinkling holy water from a helicopter. Before he began the mass exorcism, Monsignor Rubén Darío Jaramillo Montoya, the bishop of Buenaventura, said he would say a prayer intended to purge the area of demonic infestation. He decided to carry Read more

Asylum seekers in Nauru subject to severe abuse

Friday, August 5th, 2016

About 1,200 men, women, and children who sought refuge in Australia and were forcibly transferred to Nauru have suffered severe abuse, inhumane treatment, and neglect, according to Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International Most of them have been held there for three years. They routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who Read more

Saudi Arabia declares atheists are terrorists

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Saudi Arabia has declared atheists are terrorists in new laws. Lengthy prison terms are threatened for almost any criticism of the government or Islam. The new laws are accompanied by a series of related royal decrees which seem to criminalise virtually all dissident thought or expression. Secular citizens who commit thought crimes are placed in Read more