Catching up with the Rights Weekender: A campaign asking President Obama to pardon whistleblower Edward Snowden began this week. Snowden provided astonishing revelations about US mass surveillance that have led to debate and reform. Now it’s time to bring him home and protect whistleblowers. Meanwhile, independent investigations be called to examine Philippine President Duterte’s alleged role in extrajudicial killings.
The US should #StopArmingSaudi until atrocities against civilians in Yemen stop. Plus, Hungary’s xenophobic anti-migrant invites hostility against asylum seekers and others. And finally, thousands of Somali refugees face a dangerous choice as Kenya threatens to close its sprawling Dadaab camp.