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My name is Bryan Russell Mujica, I am from Peru and I have Down syndrome. I want to share with Mexican men and women my experience in the world of politics. I started my career in 2018. My main interest was to promote inclusive education. The education…
Honorable Representatives of Political Parties, My name is Luis Alfonso García. I am a member of a group of self-advocates determined to be trained to participate in the public life of our country. We are a group of young people with disabilities,…

Conflating humanitarian aid and the release of Afghanistan's assets will only increase suffering.

Last August, after the Taliban took control of my country again, the harrowing image of two boys hanging and falling from a US plane evacuating Afghans circulated widely on social media. That plane embodied the difference between lives that…
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The admission by North Korean officials that an unspecified “fever” was spreading “explosively” in the country, infecting more than 1.2 million people and killing 50, was unprecedented. Yet, while the government is right to finally…
Visitors pay homage to the late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il ahead of the 27th anniversary of the death of Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang, North Korea, on July 7, 2021. 

Population at Risk as Government-Declared ‘Fever’ Spreads

Last Friday, North Korean officials made an unprecedented admission regarding the country’s Covid-19 health crisis after reporting a Covid-19 case for the very first time. In a rare instance of allowing government-run media to report negative news,…
Kim Jong Un wearing a mask, during a visit to a pharmacy

Government Needs to Allow People to Commemorate Their Loss

Every year on May 18, Sri Lankan Tamils mark Mullaivaikkal Memorial Day commemorating those who died in the civil war that ended in 2009. In recent years the authorities have sought to suppress the commemorations, issuing court orders, intimidating…
Razor wire fencing on a beach

Ensure Justice, Abolish Blasphemy Laws

A female student, Deborah Samuel, was gruesomely murdered in Nigeria’s northwestern Sokoto state last week after she was accused of blasphemy. Efforts by the authorities to identify and arrest those involved in her murder have been met with protests,…
A burned-out building
We, the following 32 human rights organizations, call on the Cambodian authorities to revoke the Sub-Decree on the Establishment of the National Internet Gateway (NIG). Since passage of the sub-decree on February 16, 2021, the government has yet to…
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Civilians in Burkina Faso are suffering from a range of abuses by armed Islamist groups, government security forces and militia, as the conflict in the country intensifies and widens. The government, which took power in a January 2022 coup,…
Map of Burkina Faso showing the sites of atrocities referenced in the report.

Army, Militia Respond with Summary Executions, Enforced Disappearances

(Nairobi) – Armed Islamist groups and government security forces and militia in Burkina Faso are committing increased abuses against civilians as the conflict there intensifies and widens, Human Rights Watch said today. The Burkina Faso government,…
A government soldier walks past a group of villagers displaced by fighting in Burkina Faso’s northern Sahel region, February 3, 2020.
Trending rights tweets this week: Israeli police assaulted Palestinians during journalist Shireen Abu Aqla’s funeral procession; President Putin is sending Ukrainians from Mariupol, Ukraine, to remote corners of Russia; and the most serious women’s…
Israeli police assaulted Palestinians during journalist Shireen Abu Aqla’s funeral procession.

Groundbreaking Commitments in Implementing Regional Court’s Ruling

“We recognize before the international community, the Honduran people, and the family of Vicky Hernández, the responsibility of the Honduran state in the events that led to her death,” President Xiomara Castro said on May 9. Vicky Hernández, a…
Rosa Hernández, mother of Vicky Hernández, holding a picture of her daughter.

Oversight Failures by State Attorney General’s Office

At least eight state police vehicles carrying men armed with assault rifles, some in military fatigues, drove into the Jacarezinho neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 11. They stopped, and before shocked onlookers, used a crowbar to remove…
The memorial in the Jacarezinho neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil showing an inscription and names of those killed on metal plates

Ominous Action Days After Beijing Appoints City’s New Chief

(New York) – The Hong Kong police should drop their baseless criminal investigations against five prominent pro-democracy advocates, Human Rights Watch said today. The cases highlight the Hong Kong government's broadening crackdown on human rights.…
From left, retired Archbishop of Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen, barrister Margaret Ng, Professor Hui Po-Keung, and singer Denise Ho attend a press conference to announce the closure of the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund
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The bodies of more than 1,000 civilians have been recovered in areas north of Ukraine’s capital Kyiv that were occupied by Russian forces, the United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet told a special session of the United Nations Human…
Ukrainian authorities in Bucha exhume bodies from a mass grave

Camp of Presumptive President Ignores, Harasses Journalists

At a press conference this week, a spokesperson for Ferdinand Marcos Jr. repeatedly ignored questions from journalist Lian Buan of Rappler about an outstanding contempt order in the United States against the incoming Philippine president. This is…
Incoming Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. speaks to reporters

Appeal Court Confirms Role of Senior Officials in 2010 Chebeya-Bazana Murders

On May 11, the High Military Court in Democratic Republic of Congo upheld the guilty verdicts of two senior Congolese police officers for the assassination of leading human rights defender Floribert Chebeya and his driver, Fidèle Bazana, in 2010.…
A man wearing a T-shirt with portraits of Floribert Chebeya and Fidèle Bazana attends the trial in Kinshasa on April 30, 2013 of policemen accused of killing the two men in 2010.

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