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Summary “Offenders must be punished hard and swiftly, public security and cultural market administrations must investigate and prosecute them with awesome power.” — Dong Yunhu, former head of the Tibet Autonomous Region Propaganda Bureau, Tibet…
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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 The mayor said, “All thieves must be killed.” He said it was an order. −Witness to the execution of Fulgence Rukundo on December 6, 2016 Rwandan security forces summarily executed at least…
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Summary My brother asked, “Can I have your identity? What is your force? Are you RAB, CID, DB?” They did not identify themselves. He asked several times. They did not wear any uniform and they had no legal arrest warrant. Nothing. They just said, “…
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Summary This is what I have to say about the wounds on the body of the said accused. Since he was a hard core criminal, he refused to give any information. It was essential to get that information from him, that’s why [the police] used the “truth…
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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 The government of Azerbaijan continues to wage a vicious crackdown on critics and dissenting voices. The space for independent activism, critical journalism, and opposition political activity has been virtually extinguished by…
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Summary On the morning of February 28, 2013, the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party called a strike to protest the death penalty handed down against its leader, Delwar Hossain Sayedee, who had been convicted by Bangladesh’s International Crimes…
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Summary I have no hope of getting justice in this crooked system. —Umar Daraz, Karachi, January 2016 How do you expect us to recover stolen items from hardened criminals? Do you think they will agree if we say, ‘Be nice to us and return…
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Summary We have followed the law in striking out and relentlessly pounding at illegal organizations and key figures, and resolutely followed the law in striking at the illegal organizations and key figures who follow the 14th…
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Summary The final stage of the [2011] revolution was in Sirte. We were filled with hope. Then step by step, Daesh took over. Now we feel we are cursed. -“Ali,” resident who fled ISIS in Sirte In…
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  Summary Getting a passport is harder for a Tibetan than getting into heaven. This is one of those “preferential policies” given to us Tibetans by [China’s] central government. —Post by a Tibetan blogger on a Chinese-…
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Map of Vietnam Summary Every time the police summoned me to the commune police station, they beat me and denied me food. I was placed in a small room with hands tied and an interrogator beat…
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“We are the Walking Dead” Killings of Shia Hazara in Balochistan, Pakistan Glossary Map of Pakistan Map of Balochistan Summary…
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Challenging the Red Lines Stories of Rights Activists in Saudi Arabia Introduction Legal Background Criminal Justice Violations during Arrests and Pretrial Phase Cyber-…
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Wrong Direction on Rights Assessing the Impact of Hungary’s New Constitution and Laws Summary Recommendations To the Government of Hungary Independence of the…
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Summary The deadly violence that erupted between ethnic Arakanese Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in early June 2012 in Burma’s Arakan State began as sectarian…
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In Religion’s Name Abuses against Religious Minorities in Indonesia Map Glossary Summary Key Recommendations Methodology I. Religion…
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“A Long Way from Reconciliation” Abusive Military Crackdown in Response to Security Threats in Côte d’Ivoire Maps Summary Recommendations Methodology…