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  Summary Authorities are continuing to use vaguely worded laws in places throughout Iraq, including in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, that allow prosecutors to bring criminal charges for opinions they object to. Authorities in areas controlled both by…

New Government Provides Some Hope as Authorities Crack Down on Activists

As decades of war and occupation come to an end, Iraqis are confronting their new era head on. A massive wave of protests across the country demanding an end to corruption and respect for human rights toppled the government in 2019. With a new prime…
Protesters read copies of newspapers in front of graffiti in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, Iraq, November 20, 2019.
Trending rights tweets this week: Protests against police brutality met with more police brutality in the US; the president of Poland utters vile slur against #LGBT people; Europe’s indifference to lives lost in the Mediterranean Sea; and some good news…
A protester is hit with a baton by San Jose police, Friday, May 29, 2020, in San Jose, California, as more demonstrations take place nationally after George Floyd died in police custody on Memorial Day.

Correa Indictment is Major Advance for Victims of Abuses during Jammeh Rule

(Banjul) – The indictment in the United States on June 11, 2020 of an alleged former Gambian “death squad” member on torture charges is an important step for Gambian victims and international justice, a coalition of human rights groups said today…
Michael Sang Correa
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United States sets sanctions against International Criminal Court; global superpowers should be held accountable; new investigation into global use of tear gas; tech companies should stand up to China’s bullying; Malaysia and Thailand should urgently…
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