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November 2021 Human Rights Watch welcomes the Foreign Affairs Committee’s inquiry into the future of the UK government’s policy on Afghanistan, including the implications of the Taliban gaining power and the human rights and humanitarian crises, and as…
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Re: Bangladesh

Dear Secretary-General Scotland, We write to you with deep concern over your recent statements praising Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Prime Minister Hasina has presided over an increasingly authoritarian, near- one-party state where the…
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Open Letter to All Commonwealth Heads of Government

Excellencies, Civil society organizations around the world are calling on the Rwandan authorities to allow an independent, impartial, and effective investigation into the death in custody of Kizito Mihigo, a popular gospel singer and peace activist. As…
Kizito Mihigo.
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24 February 2021 Mr. Sadyr Japarov President  Republic of Kyrgyzstan   Dear President Sadyr Japarov, On behalf of Human Rights Watch, please accept my regards. I am writing at the outset of your tenure as President to raise…
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Yoshihide Suga, Prime Minister of Japan Taro Aso, Minister of Finance Hiroshi Kajiyama, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Tadashi Maeda, Governor, Japan Bank for International Cooperation Atsuro Kuroda, Chairman and CEO, Nippon Export and…
Coal ash swirls on the surface of the Dan River in Danville, Virginia
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Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson Prime Minister 10 Downing Street London SW1A 2AA Re: Reform of the Gender Recognition Act 17 June 2020   Dear Prime Minister, On behalf of Human Rights Watch, I write to request that your government…
The transgender pride flag.
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Case of Azimjon Askarov

March 31, 2020 Mr. Sooronbay Jeenbekov President of Kyrgyzstan Presidential administration 205 Chuy Prospect Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan                                                      …
Ethnic Uzbek journalist Azimzhan Askarov, who was arbitrarily arrested, tortured, convicted after an unfair trial and jailed for life looks through metal bars during hearings at the Bishkek regional court, Kyrgyzstan.