In today's Brief: CAR crisis; Ukraine clashes; India upholds gay ban; Louisiana fuels HIV epidemic; worse for Afghan women; abduction of key Syrian activist; "international bill of digital rights"; missing Lao activist; Australia's "inhuman" detention center, MEPs make a stand; & inside North Korea.
When, in late November, I read a draft law prepared by Afghan government officials that reintroduced execution by stoning as the punishment for the “crime” of adultery, I was horrified but not that surprised.
(Tokyo) – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan should raise concerns about the enforced disappearance of a prominent civil society leader in the prime minister’s meeting with Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong at the Japan-Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, Human Righ
This 57-page report documents government violations of the right to health and other abuses of at-risk populations in New Orleans. It calls for changes in state and local laws and policies that stigmatize, discriminate against, and facilitate police abuse of sex workers and drug users, and interfere with health services for people at high risk for HIV.
In today's Brief: CAR crisis; a bill for families in the US; women's rights in Afghanistan, an execution stayed in Bangladesh; Russia moves one step forward and two steps back on rights; the Empire State Building and CN Tower turn blue.