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Video Highlights Concerns Raised by People with Disabilities

Video footage from Saturday captured a uniformed police officer in Angola’s capital, Luanda, beating a peaceful protester in a wheelchair until he falls to the ground. More officers wrench banners and leaflets from other protesters with…
Video footage showing an Angolan police officer beating a peaceful protester in a wheelchair, Luanda, Angola, April 22, 2017.

Several Member Countries Falling Behind on Protections, Quality of Life

(Johannesburg) – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) should take concrete steps to improve respect for human rights among its 15 member countries. SADC heads of state will meet on August 30-31, 2016, in Mbabane, Swaziland…
Billboard advertising the 2016 Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit in Mbabane, Swaziland.

US, UN, Other Donors Finance ‘Treatment’ Center

(Bangkok) – Police and local militia in Vientiane, the capital of Lao PDR, are forcibly detaining people who use drugs in a so-called treatment center where they risk beatings and other abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Homeless…