UN human rights rapporteur Agnes Callamard on Thursday condemned a Saudi court's death sentences over the 2018 killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul following a secretive trial which she called the "antithesis of justice."
Former UEFA president Michel Platini is finally free to return to football next week when his four-year ban for ethics violations ends, although he remains linked to a corruption investigation in his home country relating to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Former US vice president Joe Biden, a frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, on Saturday called for an investigation into reports that President Donald Trump pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate Biden and his son.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi ordered a probe into an attack by an unmanned aircraft on a base belonging to fighters from pro-government Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), better known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Sha’abi, in Salahuddin Province.
The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has called for an international investigation into the death of a Palestinian prisoner in solitary confinement at a detention facility in the Israeli-occupied territories.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has called for an “independent and thorough” investigation into the sudden death of Egypt’s former President Mohamed Morsi, who died during a trial court session.
Swedish prosecutors have decided to reopen an investigation into a 2010 rape allegation against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange, who is serving a prison term in Britain for skipping bail, as the US seeks his extradition.
South Korea will hold its largest ever investigation into sexual abuse in sports, its human rights watchdog said on Tuesday, after an Olympic speed skating star accused her former coach of abuse triggered a wave of similar accounts from athletes.
Chile's Association of the Relatives of Executed Political Prisoners (Agrupación de Familiares de Ejecutados Políticos) says the detention of Press TV news presenter Marzieh Hashemi, who has been imprisoned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on unspecified charges, is horrific.