What’s Current: Harry Miller wins legal battle over alleged transphobic tweets

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  • The UK Court of Appeal rules a policy requiring officers to record gender critical views as non-crime “hate incidents” was wrongly used against ex-police officer Harry Miller, and has a “chilling effect” on freedom of speech. Humberside Police visited Harry Miller in January 2020 after a complaint claiming a limerick he’d tweeted was “transphobic” — the visit was then recorded on a national database as a “hate incident.”
  • Several Icelandic women are taking Iceland’s government to an international human rights court, over what they say is a misogynistic justice system that systematically mistreats victims of sex-based violence.
  • Women around the world are taking turns fasting for 24 hours, demanding the U.K. government secure the freedom of British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was jailed in Iran in 2016 for allegedly plotting against the regime.
  • The United Nations Human Rights Office has received 13 allegations of rape and gang rape committed by security forces during anti-coup protests in Sudan.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.