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.

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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.

The European Union should press Vietnam to end its systemic repression of human rights and release political prisoners and detainees.

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.

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the arbitrary arrest, detention, and prosecution of two prominent youth activists in Azerbaijan was politically motivated

The Japanese government should reverse course and resume its practice of promoting accountability for human rights abuses in North Korea.

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. 

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