#Human Rights

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  • Soli Sorabjee died on Friday morning
  • He started his practice in the Bombay High Court in 1953
  • Sorabjee was a known defender of the idea to protect the last man in the socio-economic order

.Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Tens of thousands of people have gathered on the streets calling for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • A young woman was shot in the head and another person is wounded after police fire on crowds on February 9
  • Despite the violence, tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the city
  • UN chief Antonio Guterres rebuked the junta's "brutal force"

.Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Malala Yousafzai survived a bullet to the head from the militant Taliban in October 2012. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @Malala)

  • Malala Yousafzai said people of both countries want to live in peace
  • She was speaking during the concluding day of the virtual Jaipur Literature Festival
  • Yousafzai said the actual enemy of India and Pakistan are "poverty, discrimination and inequality"

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US President Joe Biden (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Biden reiterated the help the US can provide in helping Saudi Arabia defend its territory
  • He further mentioned the standards of "rule of law" and "human rights" expected by the US
  • The call had no mention about Jamal Khashoggi, an American journalist killed in a Saudi consulate

.Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
In several states in Malaysia, gay sex is banned. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • The man was among 11 arrested for allegedly having sex at an apartment in 2018
  • Many of them pleaded guilty and were caned as a punishment
  • They were also fined and imprisoned for seven months

.Richmond, VA, USA
The US Supreme Court reinstated death penalty in 1976 (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • The bill got a 57-41 voting majority in the US Senate 
  • The bill will now be sent to the state's governor to be signed
  • If signed, the bill will make Virginia the 23rd state to outlaw capital punishment in the US

.Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)
People surround rows of images of Mya Thwet Thwet Khine adorned with flowers on a roadside in Mandalay. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Two anti-coup protesters after security forces fired on demonstartors
  • The confrontation began when security forces  attempted to raid a shipyard
  • According to medical rescue workers, the troops used live rounds, rubber bullets and tear gas

.Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Both Dubai and UAE have previously said that princess Latifa is in the loving care of her family. (Photo Credit: screengrab)

  • The talks was held between UN’s Human Rights wing and UAE's diplomatic mission in Geneva
  • A ‘worrying’ video of princess describing her deplorable condition aired this week
  • The video was made public after princess' friends said they had stopped receiving secret messages from her

.Kampala, Uganda
The explosion took place on Tuesday in northwest Uganda. (Photo Credit: Representational/ Unsplash)

  • The kids found the explosive in the bushes in West Nile region
  • This marks the second fatal accident involving leftover ammunition in Adjumani region
  • West Nile is a conflict ridden region since 1990 following the disputes between LRA rebels and the government

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US President Biden was pressed to talk about his conversation with Xi Jinping at CNN townhall. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Joe Biden spoke about his conversation with Xi Jinping
  • He said that China would have to bear the repercussions for its abuse of human rights
  • He said that if China wants to be a world leader, it will want to keep a check over its actions