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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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Introduction Transparency about supply chains in the garment and footwear industry is a rapidly growing trend. The complex network of global suppliers that apparel and footwear companies use to produce their goods is much less opaque than only a few…
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  Summary Soon after the Rana Plaza collapsed in 2013 in the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing over a thousand workers, a top official from a global brand flew into Pakistan.[1] His sudden trip was sparked by the desperation to make up for orders…
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  Summary “Shabana,” a pseudonym, has been working for more than eight years at a Lahore garment factory with about 500 workers, manufacturing for a Pakistani brand. The conditions, she says, are harsh and there is always the risk of being fired:…
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 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, “Come…
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In December 2019, Human Rights Watch published a follow-up report to Follow the Thread titled Fashion's Next Trend. Since Follow the Thread was published in April 2017, there has been a significant increase in the number of companies that have published…
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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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 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 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 Tribunal (…
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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 what you…
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 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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 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
 
 
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 “Whoever Raises their Head Suffers

 the Most”
 
 
 Workers’ Rights in

 Bangladesh’s Garment Factories
 
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 Ly Sim passed productivity tests and was promoted t0 team

 leader in the sewing division of her factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s

 capital, in 2012.[1] A few

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 “A Long Way from Reconciliation”
 Abusive Military

 Crackdown in Response to Security Threats
 

 in Côte d’Ivoire
 
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 During a protest in Turkey in 2010, two students
 unfurled a banner that read, “We want free education, we will get
 it.” For this act and participation in other non-violent political
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 Ten Long Years:
 A Briefing on Eritrea’s Missing Political Prisoners
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 To the

 Government of Eritrea
 To the

 United Nations, African…
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 “We Can Torture, Kill, or Keep You for Years”
 Enforced Disappearances by Pakistan Security Forces in Balochistan
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      Background: Conflict and Abuses in…
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 Getting Away with Torture
 
 The Bush Administration and Mistreatment of Detainees
 
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 I. Background: Official Sanction for Crimes against Detainees
 
 II.…