A Year On, Still No Justice for Jamal Khashoggi: Daily Brief
Plus: Canada turns a blind eye to First Nation water crisis; police shoot a student with live round during ongoing Hong Kong protests; Mali uses harmful restraints on detainees; sports stars and migrant workers alike suffer heat stress in Qatar; and Nepal should make public its report into 2015 violence.
A year after his killing, the Saudi government has finally taken responsibility for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoogi. It should move ahead to provide redress and an apology to his family.
One month ago, a water pump at a community water treatment facility failed in Canada’s Neskantaga First Nation leaving homes without running water. Community leaders were left on their own to evacuate families. Canada should compensate them for the costs of evacuation.
An 18-year-old protester was shot in the chest with a live bullet during violent clashes between police and protesters in Hong Kong yesterday.
Some Malian military units have used harmful methods to restrain detainees during counterterrorism operations, leading to amputation in some cases.
Athletes at the IAAF Atheletics Championships in Qatar are struggling to perform amid dangerously high heat and humidity levels. But spare a thought for migrant workers in the country, who toil with far less protections than athletes have been given.
And finally, the government of Nepal should make public a report into deadly violence involving police and protesters during a violent crackdown in the country in 2015.