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Lebanon's leaders fail to address economic and political crisis; an important first step for pensioners in Ukraine, but government can do more; mass incarceration crisis in US; El Salvador police jailed for transgender killing; scant progress in…
A protester holds up a placard reading, “Hello Darkness My Old Friend,” in front of the Lebanese electricity company headquarters, during protests against the Lebanese government and corruption, in Beirut, Lebanon, November 7, 2019.
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Introduction 1. Human Rights Watch submits the following information regarding Lebanon’s implementation of recommendations it accepted following its second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in 2015. 2. Lebanon has failed to make progress on a number of…
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Trending rights tweets this week: China arrests Hong Kong student leader and bans other pro-democracy activists from running in elections under abusive security law; President Trump decries free speech on Twitter; highlighting China's persecution of…
Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong shows his disqualification notice during a press conference in Hong Kong
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Last August, as forest fires raged in the Brazilian Amazon, President Emmanuel Macron declared “our house is burning” and warned that “under these conditions” France would not support a pending trade deal between the European Union and Mercosur that…
Smoke billows during a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil.
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Summary [Probation is] like a prison sentence outside of jail. You walk around with a rope tied around your leg to the prison door. Anything can lead to revocation. –James Yancey, Georgia defense attorney I asked for programs but . . . [probation]…
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Belarus authorities crack down on journalists and opposition ahead of elections; deadly attacks in Nigeria; South Korean government targeting activists; Serbia not reporting Covid deaths in institutions; tech firms’ counterterrorism forum threatens rights…
Police officers detain a protester in Minsk, Belarus, on July 14, 2020 during a protest rally against a decision to bar a number of opposition candidates from running in the presidential elections on August 9.