Oleg Sentsov Wins Sakharov Prize: Daily Brief

Oleg Sentsov wins Sakharov Prize; domestic violence in Russia; seeking justice in Gambia; the human cost of Indonesia’s blasphemy law; 130,000 Turkish public sector workers still awaiting justice; and the latest on the Khashoggi case.

Russian authorities often fail to protect women from domestic violence, a new report says today. Serious gaps in Russia’s laws, the lack of protection orders, and inadequate police and judicial responses leave women who face even severe physical violence with little or no protection.

 

The killings by former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh's death squads are coming to light...

Indonesia's Blasphemy Law punishes deviations from the central tenets of the country's six officially recognized religions – Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism – with up to five years in prison.

More than two years after being arbitrarily dismissed, almost 130,000 Turkish public sector workers are still awaiting justice and facing an uncertain future, Amnesty International said in a report published today. 

Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor has said today that the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was indeed "premeditated." Rights groups say the killing demands a UN inquiry.