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Regarding abduction style detentions of relatives of persons who publicly criticized the governor of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov

January 7, 2022  Dear President Putin, In the last week of December 2021, dozens of relatives of five activists who have dared to criticize the leadership of the Chechen Republic were abducted in Russia, and the fate and whereabouts of many of…
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Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran The Office of the Supreme Leader Tehran Province, Tehran, District 11 Islamic Republic of Iran   Supreme Leader Khamenei, We, the undersigned free…
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Re: Energy Companies in Myanmar and Abuses by the Military Junta

October 20, 2021 We are writing on behalf of Human Rights Watch concerning ownership by your firm (or funds or entities under its control) of energy companies, including Total Energies, PTT (and its subsidiary PTTEP), Chevron, and POSCO, which are…
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Myanmar security forces have killed around 600 people, dozens of them children, since the February 1, 2021 coup, increasingly using excessive and lethal force against anti-coup protesters. Millions of people have demonstrated in largely peaceful…
Anti-coup protesters stage a sit-in demonstration, Mandalay, Myanmar, February 24, 2021.
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Call for Additional, Coordinated International Sanctions

Dear High Representative / Vice-President Borrell, and Foreign Ministers of EU member states, We write to urge the European Union and its member states to fully implement the targeted sanctions that were imposed against the leadership of Myanmar’s…
Protesters flash the three-fingered salute and hold candles during a rally at night in Yangon, Myanmar, March 14, 2021.
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Ensure Protection of Worker Rights

We write to you as brands that have ramped up sourcing from Myanmar over the past ten years. That decade has seen huge steps forward for both international business and workers’ rights in Myanmar. In particular, we appreciate the efforts of brands to…
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On the Unfounded Criminal Prosecution of Emir-Usein Kuku, an Ethnic Crimean Tatar Human Rights Defender from Crimea, and His Five Co-defendants

Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Igor Viktorovich Krasnov Prosecutor General’s Office ul. B.Dmitrovka, d.15a 125993 Moscow GSP- 3 Russian Federation 19 June 2020   Dear Prosecutor General, We write to you on behalf of…
Crimean Tatar activists protest politically motivated arrests of terrorism charges in Moscow’s Red Square on July 10, 2019.
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We are deeply saddened by the passing of Ali Ajami, an exiled Iranian human rights defender and a dear colleague to many of us who focus on documenting violations of human rights in Iran. Ali, 37, was a gifted student of law at the University of…
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Violent Threats and ‘Hate Speech’ against Rohingya Community in Malaysia

  Your Excellency Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin bin Haji Mohd. Yassin, Prime Minister of Malaysia, We, the undersigned 84 organizations, write concerning the response of the Government of Malaysia to threats of violence and ‘hate speech’…