Monday, January 17th, 2022

Tag: rights

Russian court shuts down Memorial Human Rights Center, day after sister group ordered closed

The center was charged with multiple violations of Russia’s “foreign agent” law and “justifying terrorism and extremism” in its publications, a lawyer for the organization, Ilya Novikov, told CNN. The decision comes a day...

Memorial International rights group shut down by Russian court

The court ruled that Memorial International had fallen afoul of Russia’s “foreign agent” law. But the group said the real reason for the shutdown was that authorities did not approve of its work. The...

Peng Shuai: Human Rights Watch accuses IOC of sportswashing in case of Chinese tennis star

During a virtual press conference Tuesday, HRW China Director Sophie Richardson denounced the IOC’s role in collaborating with Chinese authorities on Peng Shuai’s reappearance. “In 2008 we were hopeful that they would...

WTA’s stance on Peng has made it human rights champion, says former U.S. official

The whereabouts of Peng, a former tennis doubles world number one, became a matter of international concern for nearly three weeks after she posted a message on social media alleging that a former top...

Lewis Hamilton praised for defending LGBTI rights during F1 Qatar Grand Prix

Hamilton wore a helmet featuring the Pride Progress Flag, a redesigned and more inclusive version of the traditional rainbow flag, and emblazoned with the words “We Stand Together.” The flag features additional black and...

MTV’s Europe Music Awards in Budapest honor campaigners for LGBTQ+ rights

MTV said Sunday’s EMAs, hosted in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, would go ahead to show solidarity with Hungary’s LGBTQ+ community following a June law banning the “display and promotion of homosexuality” among under-18s. It...