Venezuelan member of the Pemon indigenous group accused of aiding a raid on a military post in late 2019 died on Sunday in a jail close to Caracas, rights group Penal Forum said in a tweet.
At least 27 people have been wounded in clashes between police and protesters as thousands of Peruvians took to the streets to demonstrate against the dismissal of President Martin Vizcarra, police and rights groups say.
Major powers, including allies, criticized the United States for its human rights record on Monday during a U.N. review, citing the use of the death penalty, police violence against African Americans, and the separation of migrant children from their families.
The United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday extended by two years the mandate of investigators who have documented executions, disappearances, and torture in Venezuela that they say may amount to crimes against humanity.
British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab suggested Britain may boycott the Olympics for the first time, over China's treatment of the Uighur Muslims, The Telegraph reported on Tuesday. The suggestion comes as a growing number of nations urge Beijing to respect human rights of the minority Uighurs.
The Venezuelan government was accused of committing crimes against humanity in a report published on Wednesday by a United Nations-backed fact-finding mission.
Feminist activists and family members of the missing ramped up a protest at the main offices of Mexico's human rights commission on Monday, after occupying the building last week to draw attention to kidnapped persons and attacks targeting women.
The Paraguayan government must investigate impartially and without delay the deaths of two 12-year-old girls in a police and military operation against a rebel terrorist group in the north of the country, the regional office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Sunday.
Chile on Thursday faced questioning by a United Nations water rights expert who suggested the government could be placing economic development over human rights through controversial agriculture and energy projects.
The independence of Venezuela's justice system has been “considerably undermined”, fuelling impunity and human rights violations, the UN rights chief charged on Tuesday in a report.