It has been two years since Afghanistan’s president, Ashraf Ghani, vowed to end torture. Instead, it’s on the rise.
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Rodrigo Duterte took office as president of the Philippines on June 30, 2016. During the government’s campaign against illegal drugs, Duterte has publicly praised the extrajudicial killing of suspected drug dealers and drug users.
During his fifth year in power in North Korea, Kim Jong-Un continued to generate fearful obedience by using public executions, arbitrary detention, and forced labor.
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“What will happen to us?” “Will they fingerprint us?” was the constant refrain as we watched a human wave of asylum seekers and migrants from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan crossing the Serbia-Hungary border.