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Arrests, Torture of Peaceful Protesters Follow Disputed Election

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Demonstrators carry a huge historical flag of Belarus as thousands gather for a protest at the Independence square in Minsk, Belarus, Aug. 23, 2020.
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Authorities Punish Critics, Close Civic Space with Impunity

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Egyptian security forces cordon off roads during curfew hours as prevention measures due to the coronavirus outbreak, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, March 29, 2020
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Arrests for Peaceful Speech; Death Sentences After Unfair Trials

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Bahraini prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab wears a face mask after he was released, at his house in Budaiya in Manama, Bahrain June 9, 2020.
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Capitol Attack, Pandemic, Police Killings, Racial Injustice, Migrants’ Rights, Economic Disparities

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Demonstrators kneel outside the Long Beach Police Department in Long Beach, California during a protest on May 31, 2020. 
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Saudi Arabia held the presidency of the G20 in 2020 despite the country’s longstanding human rights abuses, but the Covid-19 pandemic forced authorities to turn G20 events, including the leaders’ summit, into virtual forums. Authorities failed to hold…
G20 leaders are projected at the historic site of al-Tarif in Diriyah district, on the outskirts of the capital Riyadh, ahead of the G20 virtual summit on November 20, 2020.
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Since April 2019, the United Nations-recognized and Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), supported by armed groups in western Libya nominally under its control, has been embroiled in an armed conflict with the rival Interim Government based…
Fighters of Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) during clashes at the Ain Zara frontline, in the southern suburbs of capital Tripoli, with the forces of the Libyan National Army (LNA).
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In 2020, United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities continued to invest in a “soft power” strategy aimed at painting the country as a progressive, tolerant, and rights-respecting nation, yet its fierce intolerance of criticism was on full display with the…
Workers clean the exterior of the Museum of the Future, currently under construction, in Dubai on November 19, 2020.