EU to avoid saving lives; pressure on Vietnam on human rights reforms; EU indirectly funding forced labor in Eritrea; prosecution of activists in Azerbaijan politically motivated; Japan should stand firm on rights in North Korea; China detains activist who accused Xi of coronavirus cover-up; objections to facial recognition in India; and leaked documents expose China's systematic tracking of Uighurs.
European Union foreign ministers have agreed to end 'Operation Sophia', the bloc’s naval mission in the Mediterranean Sea, and launch a new maritime effort focused more on enforcing the UN arms embargo around Libya.
In a presentation to the European Parliament, HRW's researcher Laetitia Bader highlighted how the EU indirectly funds forced labor in Eritrea. More information on the topic this afternoon on a live interview with Balder on HRW Instagram.
Chinese authorities have detained Xu Zhiyong, a prominent Chinese legal activist who accused Xi Jinping of coronavirus cover-up.
Activists in the Indian capital of New Delhi are expressing concern over the use of facial recognition by the police, which lacks of proper regulation.
Growing a beard, fasting, or applying for a passport are some of the bogus excuses why Chinese authorities are forcibly detaining Uighur Muslims, according to a new leaked document from Xinjiang.