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Summary In late 2014, police officers entered the home of Lim Ok Kyung, a smuggler in her forties from North Korea’s South Hwanghae province. The police were looking for, and found, home appliances smuggled from China. Lim Ok Kyung was detained at a…
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  Summary As a student, it’s difficult to live here [in Eritrea]. You don’t see a future.... A lot of people think of fleeing the country, but then you see people being arrested and you think about waiting for a…
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  Summary Since the July 2016 coup attempt, Turkey has seen mass arrests and trials on terrorism charges of thousands of people not involved in any violent act. Among them are journalists, human rights defenders and…
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  Summary Oh Jung Hee is a former trader in her forties from Ryanggang province. She sold clothes to market stalls in Hyesan city and was involved in the distribution of textiles in her province. She said that up until she left the country in…
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Summary In Turkey today, people accused of terrorism or of being linked to the July 2016 attempted coup are at risk of torture in police custody. There has been a spate of reported cases of men being abducted, some of whom were held in…
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Summary Since 2011, violence in Syria has forcibly displaced at least 1.6 million school-age children to other countries in the region. Before the conflict, more than 90 percent of Syrian children attended primary school and 70 percent…
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Summary On the night of July 15, 2016, elements of the Turkish military staged an attempt to overthrow the democratically elected government. According to official figures, at least 241 citizens and security personnel were killed, and…
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Summary Because of the state of emergency, nobody will care if I kill you. I will just say I shot you while you tried to run away. -Police officer to a detainee, overheard by family members of another detainee…
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Summary Malaysia’s use of criminal laws to arrest, question, and prosecute individuals for peaceful speech and assembly has deepened in the year since Human Rights Watch published Creating a Culture of Fear: The Criminalization of…
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Summary If a person is sick, they can get treatment and get better. If a child doesn’t go to school, it will create big problems in the future—they will end up on the streets, or go back to Syria to die fighting, or be radicalized into…
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Map of Malaysia Glossary of Common Terms and Acronyms 1MDB 1 Malaysia Development Berhad Bersih …
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Introduction Unprecedented numbers of people are taking dangerous journeys across the Mediterranean to reach countries of the European Union. Migrants and asylum seekers have been crossing the Mediterranean for decades. The numbers have…
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Turkey’s Human Rights Rollback Recommendations for Reform Introduction Human Rights and the Peace Process with the PKK The Rule of Law Impunity Restrictions on…
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A Note on Gender Identity This report addresses human rights abuses faced by transgender people in Malaysia. “Transgender” is an inclusive term for anyone whose sex assigned to them at birth—i.e., the designation as “female” or…
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Make Their Lives Miserable Israel’s Coercion of Eritrean and Sudanese Asylum Seekers to Leave Israel Summary Recommendations To the…
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“No Answers, No Apology” Police Abuses and Accountability in Malaysia Glossary Map of Malaysia Summary Key Recommendations To the Government of Malaysia To the…
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“I Wanted to Lie Down and Die” Trafficking and Torture of Eritreans in Sudan and Egypt Map Summary Recommendations To the Government of Egypt To…
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Hear No Evil Forced Labor and Corporate Responsibility in Eritrea’s Mining Sector Summary Recommendations To International Mining Firms Operating in Eritrea To…
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Map of Iran Summary Security forces arrested Rebin Rahmani on November 19, 2006, in Kermanshah, the capital of the western Iranian province of the…
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Time for Justice Ending Impunity for Killings and Disappearances in 1990s Turkey Summary Key Recommendations Methodology I. Building Momentum for Justice Early …