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The Rights Weekender

Catching up with the Rights Weekender: More than 6,000 people have been killed in Philippine President Duterte’s anti-drug campaign. Now, its scourge is spreading. This week, outgoing United States President Obama rightly commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, something many advocates had been urging him to do before leaving office.

A dangerous new wave of populist leaders is threatening to reverse human rights protections worldwide. Asylum seekers in Croatia describe abuse and forced return to Serbia as temperatures plummet. And Chinese lawyer Li Chunfu spent more than 500 days in jail before he emerged “on bail,” shattered and unhealthy. 

 

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