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Israel is excluding 4.5 million Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza from its COVID vaccination efforts; civilians in Tigray, Ethiopia, have faced massive restrictions on food access for more than two months; President Biden reverses the odious #…
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu receives the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in Ramat Gan, Israel on January 9, 2021.
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Upon taking office in 2018, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih vowed to restore the fundamental rights eroded by longstanding authoritarian rule. However, his administration has failed to confront deep-rooted corruption and the continuing influence of…
Security personnel patrol an accommodation block where Bangladeshi migrant workers are being quarantined after Covid-19 cases were found in the area, Malé, Maldives, May 9, 2020.

Authorities Use Politically Motivated Criminal Prosecutions to Silence Opponents

January 23 marks two years of house arrest for Russian activist Anastasiya Shevchenko. Police raided her apartment in Rostov-on-Don on January 21, 2019, before a court placed her under house arrest two days later. Shevchenko’s daughter has become her…
Anastasiya Shevchenko. 
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Fundamental human rights protections in Sri Lanka came under serious jeopardy following Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s election as president in November 2019. In February 2020, Sri Lanka withdrew its commitments to truth seeking, accountability, and reconciliation…
Inmates protest on the roof a prison building calling for speedier judicial processes and increased protection amid rising cases of Covid-19, Colombo, Sri Lanka, November 18, 2020.
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Russian dissidents intimidated and detained before pro-Navalny protests; Tibetan monk dies from beating in custody; business as usual with Egypt is a bad idea for EU; crackdown ahead of Vietnam party congress; NYPD faces lawsuit over tactics during George…