10. Burma: Methodical Massacre at Rohingya Village
The Burmese army carried out systematic killings and rape of several hundred Rohingya Muslims in Tula Toli village.

Burma: Methodical Massacre at Rohingya Village

The Burmese army carried out systematic killings and rape of several hundred Rohingya Muslims in Tula Toli village in Rakhine State on August 30, 2017.

9. Egypt: Army Building Demolition in Southern Rafah, Sinai
The Egyptian army has destroyed people’s homes, farms and commercial buildings in the northern part of its Sinai Peninsula.

Video: Egyptian Army Building Demolition in Southern Rafah, Sinai

The Egyptian army has vastly expanded widespread destruction of homes, commercial buildings, and farms in the North Sinai governorate since February 9, 2018, as part of its military campaign against an affiliate of the Islamic State group there. 

 

8. Cameroon in Crisis
Government security forces and armed separatists have committed grave abuses against residents of Cameroon’s Anglophone region. 

Video: Cameroon in Crisis

Government security forces and armed separatists have committed grave abuses against residents of Cameroon’s Anglophone region.

7. Ricardo Montaner and Human Rights Watch Campaign for Venezuela
Latin music superstar Ricardo Montaner asks Latin America to join him in standing up for Venezuelans - victims of their government's crackdown.

Ricardo Montaner and Human Rights Watch Campaign for Venezuela

Latin Americans and their governments should speak out and urge President Nicolás Maduro’s government to recognize and tackle the devastating human rights and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.

6. Thailand: Forced Labor, Trafficking Persist in Fishing Fleets
Forced labor and other rights abuses are widespread in Thailand’s fishing fleets.

Thailand: Forced Labor, Trafficking Persist in Fishing Fleets

Forced labor and other rights abuses are widespread in Thailand’s fishing fleets despite government commitments to comprehensive reforms. 

5. China: Officials Impose Home Visits on Muslim Families
Chinese officials have imposed regular “home stays” on families in the predominantly Muslim region of Xinjiang, subjecting them to political indoctrination. 

China: Officials Impose Home Visits on Muslim Families

Chinese officials, since early 2018, have imposed regular “home stays” on families in the predominantly Muslim region of Xinjiang.

4. No Longer Alone
LGBT rights activists from across the Middle East and North Africa bring you on a journey of self-discovery, solidarity and strength.

No Longer Alone

LGBT rights activists from across the Middle East and North Africa bring you on a journey of self-discovery, solidarity and strength.

3. Burmese Government Demolishes Rohingya Villages
Satellite imagery reveals the Burmese government has been bulldozing scores of depopulated Rohingya villages.

Burmese Government Demolishes Rohingya Villages

Time series animation of satellite imagery capturing the demolition of multiple villages in Maungdaw township between January 8 and February 19, 2018. © Satellite imagery: 2018 Planet Labs, Inc. 

2. Ethiopia: Torture in Somali Region Prison
After releasing our report on Ethiopia’s Jail Ogaden, notorious for arbitrary detention and torture, authorities released many of the jail’s prisoners and announced that it will close. The Somali language version of this video also drew thousands.

Video: Torture in Somali Region Prison in Ethiopia

Prison officials and security forces have arbitrarily detained and tortured prisoners for years in the notorious regional prison known as Jail Ogaden. Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Dr. Abiy Ahmed, should urgently order investigations into the horrific situation, and the government should ensure regional security forces and officials are held accountable.

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1. Venezuelan Crisis Spills Over to Brazil
People are fleeing Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis by the thousands. Many have come to Brazil, arriving malnourished and sick. 

Venezuelan Crisis Spills Over to Brazil

Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis is spilling across its borders, Human Rights Watch said today.