Human Rights News – the latest from Al Jazeera

India

Landmark Ayodhya verdict over holy site divides opinion

India's top court allows Hindus to build temple on disputed holy site while promising Muslims land elsewhere for mosque.

UpFront

France, secularism and hijab paranoia

We debate whether the veil is being demonised in France with Rim-Sarah Alouane and Benjamin Haddad.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Congolese 'Terminator' to appeal 30-year jail term

ICC decision 'contains many errors', lawyers say, after former rebel leader sentenced to 30 years over war crimes.

Ex-Congolese rebel chief Bosco Ntaganda to appeal ICC jail term

Women's Rights

Bangladeshi women recount stories of abuse in Saudi Arabia

Female workers returning from Saudi Arabia say they suffered backbreaking working hours and sexual abuse.

Bangladeshi women recount stories of abuse in Saudi Arabia

Human Rights

Football: England women hope FA address pay gap

The call follows Australia's move to equal pay for its men and women footballers.

Football: England women hope FA address pay gap

Democratic Republic of the Congo

ICC sentences Congolese rebel chief Ntaganda to 30 years in jail

Ntaganda, known as 'The Terminator', was found guilty of war crimes in DRC's Ituri, including murder and sexual slavery.

ICC sentences Congolese rebel chief Ntaganda to 30 years in jail

Asia Pacific

Radio reporter shot dead in the Philippine island of Negros

More than 180 people who worked with or for media companies have been killed in the Philippines since 1986.

Radio reporter shot dead in the Philippine island of Negros

United Arab Emirates

UK editor should serve two years for Dubai killing, says lawyer

Former newspaper editor Francis Matthew had been sentenced to 15 years in prison for bludgeoning his wife Jane to death.

UK editor should serve two years for Dubai killing, says lawyer

Iraq

In Pictures: Violent protests continue in Iraq

Protesters are calling for an overhaul of the political system, accusing the government of corruption and incompetence.

In Pictures: Violent protests continue in Iraq

Syria's War

National courts lead the way in prosecuting Syrian war crimes

Domestic prosecutions in Germany and other European countries offer some hope of justice to victims of war crimes.

National courts lead the way in prosecuting Syrian war crimes

Turkey

Turkish court frees two journalists after three years in prison

Ahmet Altan and Nazli Ilicak were released on Monday after being charged with helping a 'terrorist' group.

Turkish court frees two journalists after three years in prison

Sexual assault

US writer sues Trump for calling her sex assault claim a lie

US president denied ever meeting E Jean Carroll, who says Trump raped her in a dressing room of a department store.

US writer sues Trump for calling her sex assault claim a lie

Middle East

Saudi reforms 'accompanied by arrests, torture, murder'

Rights group says Mohammed bin Salman's modernisation drive is a smokescreen for ongoing detention of dissidents.

Saudi reforms accompanied by arrests, torture, murder, says HRW

Afghanistan

'Their mother may die': Afghans await Pakistan visas in Kabul

Pakistan embassy in Kabul has indefinitely shut its consular office in Afghan capital for security reasons.

'Their mother may die': Afghans await Pakistan visas in Kabul

Indigenous rights

Colombia: Residents mourn indigenous leaders killed in Cauca

Five indigenous leaders were killed last Tuesday in the latest attack on native communities in southwest Colombia.

Colombia: Residents mourn indigenous leaders killed in Cauca