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(Washington, DC, September 22, 2020) – Responses by election officials in the United States to the Covid-19 pandemic seriously impaired some people’s ability to vote in primary elections, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Election…
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The Netherlands announced on Sept. 18 that it had notified Syria of its intention to hold that government accountable for torture under the United Nations Convention against Torture. The Syrian government responded by saying the Netherlands had no right…
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Peaceful human rights activists should be released by Iranian regime; US complicity in war crimes in Yemen; police abuse continues in Belarus; when will Kosovo's lead poisoning victims get justice?; heightened crackdown on opposition in Cameroon; Sudanese…
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The State Department warned for years that the U.S. was complicit in war crimes in Yemen. No one put a stop to it.

The longstanding involvement of the United States in the conflict in Yemen is facing renewed scrutiny. On September 16, State Department officials testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee about whether the State Department misled Congress —…
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Detainees Report Beatings, Inhuman Treatment, and Threats of Sexual Abuse

Click to expand Image Police officers detain Nina Bahinskaya, 73, during…
Police officers detain Nina Bahinskaya, 73, during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, September 19, 2020.
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Mourning the death of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; EU companies are selling surveillance tools to state agencies in China; leaked documents offer insight into global financial corruption; pro-democracy protests in Thailand and Belarus…
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Trending rights tweets this week: Swedish clothing giant H&M cuts all ties with its Chinese supplier in Xinjiang due to alleged use of the forced labor of Uighur Muslims; Iran executes a champion wrestler; two-thirds of US adults do not know that 6…
H&M logo on a storefront in Washington, D.C.