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Conclusion from Margaret Kimberley: Human Rights in the U.S. 2022 Report

By Margaret Kimberley (Executive Editor and Senior Columnist, Black Agenda Report) The words human rights are used quite frequently but conditions around the world prove that they are rarely taken seriously. The United States, which claims to be a protector of human rights, has more people imprisoned, some two million, than any other country on…

Human Rights Week 2021 — A time for reflection and re-dedication to justice

We celebrate Human Rights Day across the world on December 10. Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, sexuality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to…

Alex Saab’s lawyers describe US extradition as twenty-first century colonialism

Lagos, 24 November 2021 ALEX SAAB’S WIN IN AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS CASE WILL BE A CAUSE OF SERIOUS CONCERN FOR UNITED STATES THE OUTCOME CONFIRMS UNITED STATES DOES NOT WANT INDEPENDENT AFRICAN INSTITUTIONS Femi Falana Statement 24.11.2021 Femi Falana Statement 24.11.2021 POR (español) On 11 August, 2021, my colleague Dr Jose Manuel Pinto Monteiro and…

Venezuela & ALBA Weekly 8.13.2021: Political Prisoner Alex Saab, Reports from Venezuela, coming delegations to Vz, Nica, Cuba; NLG Bolivia Sign-on Letter

  Political Prisoner Alex Saab Russia Foreign Ministry Statement on Illegal Detention of Diplomat Alex Saab “This practice of seizing citizens of other countries, including the Russian Federation, in third countries on fabricated charges by US law enforcement agencies, has become the infamous ‘business card’ of the United States. Now Washington seems to have decided…

Urgent Action Still Needed: No New Illegal Coercive Measures against Nicaragua

Hands off Nicaragua!

Please act to help stop new sanctions on Nicaragua. The RENACER Act is quickly moving through Congress. The RENACER Act will impose a new set of sanctions on Nicaragua (illegal coercive measures). *See talking points below for background information on the RENACER Act. CALL and EMAIL — these are two ways you can help stop the…

Urgent Action Still Needed: No New Illegal Coercive Measures against Nicaragua

Help to stop new sanctions on Nicaragua.  The RENACER Act is quickly moving through Congress.  The RENACER Act will impose a new set of sanctions on Nicaragua (Illegal coercive measures). Please see talking points below for background information on the RENACER Act. Last week, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the Bill. Please do still…

The Supreme Court of Cape Verde denies the habeas corpus applications regarding Ambassador Saab

Four delegates to Cabo Verde from the International Alex Saab Committee to the Denial of the Habeas Corpus Motion they Filed in the Cabo Verde Supreme Court. By Bishop Filipe Teixeira, Pericles Tavares, Roger Harris, Sara Flounders The Supreme Court of Cape Verde considers that a detention in the form of house arrest is not…

US Trying to Extradite Venezuelan Diplomat for the ‘Crime’ of Securing Food for the Hungry: The Case of Alex Saab v. The Empire

By Roger Harris The case of Alex Saab raises dangerous precedents in terms of extraterritorial judicial abuse, violation of diplomatic status, and even the use of torture to extract false confessions. This is according to Montréal-based international human rights lawyer John Philpot. He spoke on May 19 at a webinar sponsored by the Alliance for…