Egyptian authorities have failed to investigate or prosecute a single member of the security forces five years after their systematic and widespread killing of largely peaceful protesters in Rab’a Square in Cairo. Hundreds of protesters have been convicted under unfair charges in mass trials stemming from the protests.
The government of president Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua is carrying out a brutal crackdown on protesters. Nearly 300 people have been killed and thousands injured. More international pressure is needed to end the bloodbath.
The government of Qatar should change its laws to end arbitrary censorship of articles about sexual orientation and gender identity and revoke its Penal Code provision that punishes same-sex relations with imprisonment between one to three years. Qatar is host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Tunisian authorities should adopt legislation based on the groundbreaking proposals made by a presidentially appointed commission aimed at protecting individual freedoms and eliminating discrimination against women.