In today's Brief: Fresh EU dithering in Med crisis; Sudan's fugitive president stays home; Russia's crackdown on independent groups; Egypt's Morsi sentenced to 20 years; domestic violence in China; Oxfam warehouse bombed in Yemen; and US torture.
(Milão) - A União Europeia (UE) deve agir imediatamente para evitar mais mortes no mar, disse a Human Rights Watch. Ao menos 700 imigrantes e requerentes de asilo podem ter morrido em um naufrágio no mar Mediterrâneo ao norte da Líbia em 19 de abril de 2015, elevando o cálculo do número de mortes para mais de 1.000 em uma semana.
(Moscow) – In 2012 Russia’s parliament adopted a law that required nongovernmental organizations (NGO)s to register as "foreign agents" with the Ministry of Justice if they engage in “political activity” and receive foreign funding.
California hit a milestone this month with the first release under new laws of a man sentenced as a teenager to life without parole. Edel Gonzalez was 16 at the time of his crime and spent nearly 24 years in prison.
Re: Special meeting of the European Network of Contact Points to discuss ongoing and potential investigations and prosecutions following the release of the US Senate Intelligence Committee Report Summary
(Kampala) – A proposed bill to regulate nongovernmental groups would severely curb Ugandans’ basic rights, Chapter Four Uganda and Human Rights Watch said today. The bill would subject groups to such extensive government control and interference that it could negate the very essence of freedom of association and expression.