August 22, 2014

The atmosphere in Ferguson as witnessed by an HRW researcher; life in a besieged Ukrainian town; and the importance of communication between police and the protesters in Ferguson - these were among the most popular posts to Dispatches, our daily forum for breaking human rights news and commentary. You can find all our Dispatches here.

Dispatches: On the Ground in Ferguson, Missouri

Alba Morales
The unrest that has roiled the city of Ferguson, Missouri, since police fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old African American, Michael Brown, over a week ago, continues unabated...

Dispatches: Fleeing Luhansk

Tanya Lokshina & Ole Solvang
As the crisis in eastern Ukraine deepens, the world’s attention is currently focused on the Ukrainian and Russian governments’ race to deliver aid to civilians in the besieged city of Luhansk...

Dispatches: In Ferguson, a Police Failure to Communicate

Alba Morales
Law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri, hasrepeatedly blamed outside instigators for violent acts that have led police to use teargas, rubber bullets, and pain-inducing sound cannons against protesters. Last night was no exception...

Dispatches: Remembering Jim Foley

Peter Bouckaert
My dear friend Jim Foley, the American journalist brutally executed by the Islamic State this week, was one of the kindest and most caring people I’ve ever worked with...

Dispatches: Tracking US Police Brutality

Alba Morales

Over the past month, police officers in the United States have killed three unarmed black men in circumstances that raise serious human rights concerns...

 

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