French President Emmanuel Macron should ensure that human rights are central to his policies, both within France and globally. Human Rights Watch sent a letter to the president with a proposed human rights agenda.
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Mass Arrests, Beatings of Protesters, Journalists, Rights Defenders
MPs Jailed, Elected Mayors Removed Ahead of Referendum
EU-Turkey Deal Traps People in Abuse and Denies Them Refuge
Civilians in both Ukrainian and Russia-backed separatists’ detention were subjected to serious abuses in 2016.
In Turkey, in the aftermath of an attempted coup, the government declared a state of emergency, jailed thousands of soldiers, and embarked on a wholesale purge of public officials, police, teachers, judges, and prosecutors.
Bombing in Manchester; dying in childbirth in Sudan; forced off Mugabe farm in Zimbabwe; Shiite cleric's town stormed in Bahrain; older refugees stranded in Greece; oppression with impunity in Thailand; Australia needs to address civilian deaths in war against ISIS; caned for being gay in Indonesia; and arbitrary detention & torture in Iraq...
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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.
Interactive Photo Feature: Thousands of asylum-seekers, including many from war-torn Syria, arrive daily in Hungary, seeking a path to Germany and other Western European countries. Hungary has detained and at times refused to allow people to continue onwards to Western Europe, citing an EU regulation. As a result, thousands have been stranded at Budapest's Keleti train station. Human Rights Watch researchers interviewed scores. Here are their stories. >>
Although people with disabilities in Russia have seen improvements since the end of the Soviet era, they remain largely cut off from society.