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Proposed Social Media Regulations Violate International Norms

Click to expand Image In this Dec. 18, 2020 file photo, Mexican President…
In this Dec. 18, 2020 file photo, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador gives his daily morning news conference at the presidential palace in Mexico City. On January 14, 2021, López Obrador vowed to lead an international effort to combat what he considers censorship by social media companies that blocked or suspended the accounts of Former US President Donald Trump.

France Complicit as Magomed Gadaev at Risk of Torture in Chechnya

Magomed Gadaev, 37, an asylum seeker from Chechnya and key witness in a high-profile torture case against Chechnya’s leadership, was abducted by Chechen security officials on April 11, two days after his deportation from France to Russia…
Magomed Gadaev pictured in Paris, France.

Kim Jong Un May Be Tightening Already Firm Grip on Power

Click to expand Image North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivers a closing…
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivers a closing speech at the Sixth Conference of Cell Secretaries of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang, North Korea, April 8, 2021. 
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What's happening in Myanmar? In short, the military is, "dragging Myanmar back into the rights-abusing dark ages of past military dictatorships." - Death toll since February 1 coup passes 700, including at…
Phil on BBC, on Myanmar
Trending rights tweets this week: The world needs a "people's vaccine", but rich governments are making opaque deals and prebooking the vast majority of scarce vaccine supplies, while also opposing efforts to temporarily waive complex global trade rules…
A person in Soweto, South Africa receives an injection as they participate in a clinical trial for a Covid-19 vaccine in June 2020.