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Syrian refugees in Lebanon are facing winter without adequate shelter; Russia arrests yet another activist; Ugandan opposition leader under house arrest; EU debates fate of refugees at its external borders; protests in Tunisia met with police violence;…
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Alexei Navalny’s Arrest Arbitrary, Politically Motivated

A judge in Moscow ruled today that Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition politician, be detained for 30 days pending a court hearing regarding his alleged breach of parole. If found guilty, he could face three-and-a-half years in prison…
Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny takes part in a march in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in Moscow, Russia, February 29, 2020.
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Trending rights tweets this week: Switzerland's secret agreement with China; tips for making Twitter a less toxic place; more support needed for new arrivals of Ethiopia's Tigray region in Sudan; and HRW releases its annual review of human rights around…
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during an event to honor some of those involved in China's fight against Covid-19 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, September 8, 2020.
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Syrian refugees in Arsal, a Lebanese town on the border with Syria, do not have adequate shelters to withstand the harsh winter months. More than 15,000 Syrian refugees in Arsal are experiencing their second winter since a 2019 order from the Higher…
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The 18th annual Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival, in its second year of partnership with Hot Docs, will present five powerful and compelling films that will be completely digital for the first time since the Toronto HRWFF’s inception. This…
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An assault on freedom of speech and the LGBT community in Poland; momentum builds around intersex protection in India; lockdown while shackled; pandemic exposes abuses against garment workers; EU should regulate artificial intelligence to protect rights;…
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