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Authorities Should Comply with Council of Europe Order to Free Human Rights Defender

  Click to expand Image Osman Kavala © 2017 Anadolu…
Osman Kavala
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Where is the US going on human rights?; ongoing protests in Belarus; stalled investigation into murder of Indonesian human rights defender; Saudi detainees can't see their family; over 2,400 extrajudicial killings in Bangladesh during Sheikh Hasina’s…
U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin during their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017.

A New Administration Would Have to Overcome Not Only Trump’s Disregard for Human Rights but also Earlier Administrations’ Double Standards.

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Putin & trump shakes hands
Trending rights tweets this week: Peaceful democracy demonstrations continued in Belarus; the Trump administration imposes sanctions on prosecutors of the International Criminal Court; the Mongolian language is under threat in China; and five years since…
Belarus woman

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch Express Support for Accountability and Oversight for Private Detention Facilities in CA

Governor Gavin Newsom 1303 10th Street, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814 RE: AB 3228 Private Detention Facilities (Bonta) Dear Governor Newsom, We write to you as organizations whose missions are focused on the protection of the human rights and…
An ICE detainee rests his hands on the window of his cell in the segregation wing at the Adelanto immigration detention center, which is run by the Geo Group Inc, in Adelanto, California, on April 13, 2017.
Washington, DC, September 2, 2020 Jaime Rodríguez Governor of Nuevo León Monterrey, N.L. – MEXICO Dear Governor Rodríguez, We are writing on behalf of Human Rights Watch and Citizens in Support of Human Rights (CADHAC) to express our profound concern…
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Mongols defend their language in China; Dr. Mukwege needs protection; migrants stuck off Maltese coast; India should ban the use of metal pellets to disperse crowds; Germans turn their back on populism; justice for the Tulsa Race Massacre; Free Kavala in…
China Covid
There is good news and bad news from the Aug. 31 United Nations Security Council vote on a dangerously flawed draft resolution on so-called “foreign terrorist fighters,” the council’s catch-all phrase for members and affiliates of groups like the self-…
(Beirut) - Human Rights Watch mourns the passing of the philanthropist Ali Ghandour, whose support was critical to building our organization’s role in promoting and protecting human rights in Lebanon. He died on August 29, 2020, at the age of 89…
Ali Ghandour

Four Deaths in Custody Reported in Three Days

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Ahmed Abdelnabi Mahmoud and Raia Abdallah at their home in Dallas, Texas.

Authorities Should Release Tofig Yagublu, Quash His Conviction

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Tofig Yagublu holds a sign calling for freedom at an unsanctioned opposition protest, November 3, 2017.