A 56-year-old United Nations employee, who contracted Ebola in Liberia and was treated at the St. Georg hospital in Leipzig, died on Monday night . The following night, his body was cremated. The Sudanese citizen was a Muslim. Islam forbids cremation. But soon after the … [Read more...] about Is it acceptable to cremate the Ebola dead if it goes against their human rights?
The Council of Europe, a prominent human rights organization, on Wednesday called on Polish lawmakers and the government to "urgently change course" after analyzing a series of legal measures that endanger human rights in the EU member state. "Recent far-reaching changes to … [Read more...] about Poland’s legal framework threatens human rights, says Council of Europe
At a time when relations between Russia and the West are clearly strained, an initiative that Moscow could interpret as interference in its domestic affairs might seem like an odd move. But that's exactly what Ernst-Jörg von Studnitz is advocating. The honorary chairman of … [Read more...] about A call to document Russia’s human rights violations
The trial of the 11 activists was set to begin on Wednesday, with the defendants facing up to 15 years in jail on terrorism related charges. Those on trial include the local heads of rights group Amnesty International, Idil Eser and Taner Kilic, as well as … [Read more...] about Human rights activists, Amnesty heads go on trial in Turkey
Nearly 1,000 guests, including German President Joachim Gauck, were present during the award ceremony at Frankfurt's St. Paul's Church on Sunday. In a speech honoring Carolin Emcke, philosopher and social critic Seyla Benhabib praised the journalist as a "great narrator." In her … [Read more...] about Human rights ‘not a zero-sum game,’ says award-winning journalist