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Somsak Thepsutin Minister of Justice 404 Chaeng Wattana Road Thung Song Hong, Lak Si Bangkok, Thailand   July 19, 2021 Re: Urgently address overcrowding, protect prisoners’ health during COVID-19 crisis   Dear Mr. Somsak,…
In this photo released by the Department of Corrections, COVID-19 prisoners sit inside a field hospital set up at the Medical Correctional Institution to treat COVID-19 inmates in Bangkok, Thailand on May 8, 2021.
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HHS and CDC Should Ensure Funding Addresses Disproportionate Impact of Covid-19 on Communities of Color

Xavier Becerra Secretary of Health and Human Services U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 200 Independence Ave, SW Washington, DC 20201 Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton…
A resident of a nursing home is loaded into an ambulance in Texas.
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EU-Bahrain Cooperation Agreement Must Depend on Human Rights Improvements

Please note: This letter was sent on 25 January and it was acknowledged by the European External Action Service (EEAS). The Bahraini foreign minister's visit to Brussels has been rescheduled to February 10, 2021. The EU-Bahrain interactive human…
Bahraini political opposition leaders, activists, bloggers, and human rights defenders imprisoned for their roles in the 2011 pro-democracy protests.
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Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) call on the Royal Government of Cambodia to take urgent action to safeguard the right to health of people in detention, prison…
Map showing data on prison overcrowding in 18 out of 28 of Cambodia's prisons.
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Neskantaga First Nation

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, I write to you today to express Human Rights Watch’s deep concern that Neskantaga First Nation is once more in a state of emergency due to its inadequate water infrastructure. Human Rights Watch conducted research in…
Roxanne Moonias, mother to an infant with a chronic illness, demonstrates one of the steps she takes to ensure her baby is not exposed to contaminants in the water.
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Joint CSO Letter to President John Magufuli

May 20,2020 Your Excellency, Re: Immediate and urgent measures to protect the rights of prison detainees in Tanzania We the undersigned non-governmental human rights organizations, welcome your government’s measures to halt the spread of COVID-19…
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Joint Open Letter on Japan’s Recent Disengagement in Addressing Human Rights Abuses in North Korea

February 13, 2020   Shinzo Abe Prime Minister of Japan Cabinet Secretariat Government of Japan 1-6-1 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-8968 Japan   Re:  Joint…
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President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani Islamic Republic of Mauritania Nouakchott, Mauritania Re: Women’s Rights and Gender-based Violence Dear President Ould Ghazouani,  Human Rights Watch is an…
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By Laura Mills, Kate M. Nicholson, and Lindsay Baran

In a Feb. 24 segment, CBS’s 60 Minutes accused the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of igniting the overdose epidemic in the United States with its “illegal approval of opioids for the treatment of chronic pain.” While the program highlighted the…
Maria Higginbotham, 57, holding screws and bolts removed from her back in a recent surgery above x-rays of her body.