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Trending rights tweets this week: Devastation and resilience in Lebanon; academic freedom in Australia under threat from China; creative opposition to the Polish president’s anti-LGBT rhetoric;  and Colombia’s Supreme Court shows no one is above the law…
People wave a Lebanese national flag during a protest in Central Beirut December 11, 2006.
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Crackdown Belies Government Pledges to Respect Rights

Update: On August 8, the Bangkok Criminal Court released activists Arnon Nampha and Panupong Jadnok on bail with the condition that they refrain from engaging in the alleged offenses for which they were arrested. Upon their release, the two activists…
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Respect Freedom of Expression, Equality for Everyone

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The Mermaid of Warsaw statue is seen holding the LGBT rainbow flag and wearing a pink mask with the anarcha-queer symbol in Warsaw, Poland July 29, 2020 in this image taken from social media.
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The long-term failure of Lebanon's authorities; ramping up repression in Belarus ahead of election; justice still needed for victims in eastern Ukraine; Russia's regressive family code proposal; a unique protest against hate in Poland; the fundamental…
Aftermath of the explosions at Beirut's seaport, August 5, 2020.
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Independent investigation needed for Beirut blast; repression in Zimbabwe; protecting rights defenders in Liberia; Philippines may get death penalty back; Cambodian authorities should stop harassing detainees' family members; students expelled over Papua…
People wave a Lebanese national flag during a protest in Central Beirut December 11, 2006.
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Reinstating Capital Punishment Risks International Condemnation, Sanctions

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a late night live broadcast in Malacanang, Manila, Philippines, April 3, 2020.