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Frankfurt am Main, November 21, 2022 - After attacks by the Turkish air force on the town of Kobane in the Syrian autonomous region, the International Society for Human Rights (IGFM) warns of a broad military offensive by NATO member Turkey in northern Syria.
While the war in Ukraine continues to keep the world on tenterhooks, although the tide seems to be slowly turning, two other issues with direct human rights relevance come into focus for us this November.
While the war in Ukraine continues to keep the world on tenterhooks, although the tide seems to be slowly turning, two other issues with direct human rights relevance come into focus for us this November: first, the growing tensions between China and Taiwan and, rather inevitably, human rights conditions in the host country of one of the biggest sporting events of the year: the Men's Soccer World Cup in Qatar.
As the war on Ukraine by the Russian regime ravages, more gross violations of human rights by the Russian state and its backed Separatists continue to surface. A very recent picture of these violations is the arbitrary imprisonment of pro-Ukraine activists and scholars in the ‘Izolyatsia prison.
While the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon rages on, there has also been a growing trend to make use of acts of intimidation and reprisals against human rights defenders for their cooperation with the United Nations (UN).