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India represses critics; scrutiny required for justice in Belarus; mass graves in Syria; dozens of migrants drown off Libyan coast; donors should ensure Lebanon relief secures rights; and Facebook's slow response to evidence of political manipulation.…
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Collective European Action Needed for Migrants Stranded on Lesbos

Click to expand Image The remains of Moria camp after the fire on…
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this report contains images and names of people who have passed away. In many areas of Indigenous Australia, it is common practice that when a member of the community passes away, the…
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What Detained Protesters Endured at the Hand of Police

When protests flared up across Belarus over the hotly contested August 9 presidential elections, Ales N. joined one of the first demonstrations in the streets of Minsk, but on August 11, the 30-year-old IT worker had no such plans. He was tired and had a…
Riot police stand guard during demonstrations against police violence in Minsk, Belarus, September 6, 2020. 
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29 Countries Call for Accountability for Torture, Khashoggi Killing

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Shocking new accounts of abuses by security forces in Belarus, yet massive protests continue; humanitarian aid blocked in Yemen; deaths of prisoners with disabilities in Western Australia; Bangladesh fails to uphold pledge to Rohingya refugees; yet…
Protesters in Belarus, Minsk, holding up their smartphones. August 25, 2020.
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End Solitary Confinement; Improve Access to Support, Services

Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this report contains images and names of people who have passed away. In many areas of Indigenous Australia, it is common practice that when a member of the community passes away…
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EU Should Act on Latest Blow to Press Freedom

In the most recent attack on media freedom in Hungary, the country’s Media Council last week unexpectedly announced it would revoke Klubradio’s frequency as of February 2021. It justified its decision by referring to the independent, commercial station’s…
Klubradio’s president, Andras Arato, is seen on air in Klubradio's studio in Budapest, Hungary, March 2020. 
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Summary Civilians in Yemen are facing one hardship after another. A decade of economic and political crisis and more than five years of war have ravaged the country. Thousands of civilians have been killed or injured, and at least 3.6 million people have…
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Assessing China's Growing Role in the World

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Is the Chinese government’s greater engagement with international institutions a gain for the global human rights system? A close examination of its interactions with United Nations human rights  mechanisms,  pursuit of rights-free…
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(Berlin, September 15, 2020) – Belarusian security forces arbitrarily detained thousands of people and systematically subjected hundreds to torture and other ill- treatment in the days following the August 9, 2020 presidential election, Human Rights Watch…