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Dozens of Cuban protesters are being tried with vaguely defined crimes and sentenced to grossly disproportionate punishments. My quote for @washingtonpost @marybsheridan: washingtonpost.com/world/2022/01/…
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Israeli forces forcibly expelled a Palestinian family and demolished their home in Sheikh Jarrah.
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🧵Imp news on drugs and rights in Colombia: the Constitutional Court ruled today that the govt could not resume aerial fumigation of coca crops without genuine consultation with Indigenous and other affected communities. 1/2eltiempo.com/justicia/corte…U6
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The rich get richer. Inequality widens. We need rights-based economic policies.
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No tickets for the public. Athletes told to shut up & download an app that censors them. #Xinjiang #Tibet #HongKong. Kicking off the 2/4 JoylessGames is @hrw animation series by famous dissident artist @badiucao #BeijingOlympics2022 twitter.com/hrw/status/148…
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The Senate should pass the #JohnLewisFreedomAct to ensure Americans can safely and freely cast ballots, ensure trusted local election officials count every vote, and prevent partisanship from sabotaging the results of elections. #votingrightsarehumanrights #FreedomToVote
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Inequality has risen dramatically during the Covid-19 pandemic, with billionaire wealth reaching new heights. New @Oxfam report by @NabsIMA describes the chilling effects of inequality & the urgent need for government action to build rights-respecting economies.
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Affordable essential medicine is key to the human right to health, but millions in US ration #PrescriptionDrugs b/c of $. New @HHSGov report on Medicare shows who's most impacted: women, Black and Latino adults, people with low income or chronic disease aspe.hhs.gov/reports/medica…
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The rich get richer, and the inequality gap grows. New findings from @Oxfam underscore the need for rights-based economic policies.
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"In the 60 or so years that Canada has produced nuclear power, it has never had a place to dispose of spent fuel." Great reporting from @EmmaMci on the risks, uncertainties, and rights at stake in nuclear waste disposal in Canada: thenarwhal.ca/nuclear-waste-…
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.@hrw's @An_Kruope on #Belarus' assault on civil society: "Belarusian authorities should stop their vicious reprisals against human rights groups and those working to help people in need. Continuing the onslaught could leave many even more marginalized." hrw.org/news/2022/01/1…
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⚽️ Salima Mukansanga, of Rwanda, has made history as the first female referee to officiate a game at the African Cup of Nations. Mukansanga, who is one of four female officials at AFCON, led an all-female officiating team in a Zimbabwe-Guinea matchup. #AFCON2021
So proud to be part of this effort and representing @hrw. We strongly support these changes. More than 150 advocates taking part today, many with heartbreaking stories about the painful impact these draconian laws have had on their lives and lives of their families. twitter.com/LISJAN_19/stat…
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On December 31, Iraqi security forces killed 20 people from a single family in a raid on a home. The massacre is a tragedy. It will be even more devastating if the authorities fail to address the structural issues that helped facilitate these killings. trib.al/6ogXrsB
Judges in Frankfurt, Germany will begin hearing evidence today in a trial involving allegations of torture and murder by state agents during Syria’s decade-long brutal armed conflict. trib.al/JkG415N
In 2008, EU member states committed not to sell #arms to countries with terrible #HumanRights records: eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/… Yet, when it comes to #Egypt, EU profits seem to outweigh EU values & rules, as sales keep reaching record highs: apnews.com/article/busine…
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The 2022 Beijing Olympics—by which Beijing hopes to “sportswash” its abysmal rights record—reflect Xi Jinping’s assault on human rights since coming to power. | Animation from @badiucao #Beijing2022 #CrimesAgainstHumanity
The #FrankfurtTrial shows that justice efforts for atrocities in Syria are gaining momentum. Last week, a German court in Koblenz convicted Anwar R., a former Syrian intelligence official, for crimes against humanity & sentenced him to life in prison. ⚖️ hrw.org/news/2022/01/1…
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New Language Requirement Raises Concerns in Ukraine trib.al/NWT4Z9O
Second Syria wartime trial begins in Germany; Taliban attack Afghan women protestors; Belarus blocks human rights group website. Today's Daily Brief: bddy.me/32caZ3w
#BREAKING: The #MartinEnnalsAward Laureates 2022 have just been announced! 🇻🇳 Pham Doan Trang fro#Vietnamam. 🇧🇫 Dr. Daouda Diallo f#BurkinaFasoFaso. 🇧🇭 Abdul-Hadi Al-Khawaja#Bahrainahrain. Read more about them on our websow.ly/ILMk50HxCEgK7s9RVbw
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🧵A German court began hearing evidence today in a trial involving allegations of torture and murder by Syrian doctor Alaa M. during#Syriaa’s decade-long brutal armed conflict.#UniversalJurisdictionn hrw.org/news/2022/01/1…iS
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A study on the app that all attendees of the #BeijingWinterOlympics will be forced to use: in short, censorship, surveillance, and security vulnerability. You have to ask @iocmedia: why did you choose to put athletes at such risk? How are you going to remedy the situation? twitter.com/citizenlab/sta…
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Threats, intimidation, violence, pepper spray, and electric shock. That's how the #Taliban respond - in violation of international law - to 25 women peacefully protesting against the roll back of their rights. #Afghanistan hrw.org/news/2022/01/1…
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The forcible expulsion of the Salhia family and demolition of their home in #SheikhJarrah in occupied East #Jerusalem are war crimes. This is what #apartheid & persecution looks like. Perpetrators of these crimes should be prosecuted and sanctioned. Complicity in them should end.
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Judges in Frankfurt, 🇩🇪Germany just began hearing evidence in a trial involving allegations of torture and murder by state agents during 🇸🇾Syria’s decade-long armed conflict. New @hrw@hr@balkeesjarrahrra@nosakhwakhwhrw.org/news/2022/01/1…I#JusticeMattersttwitter.com/KooyJan/status…wJhbBM
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The reimprisonment of French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah shows the cynicism and cruelty of Iranian authorities’ policy of targeting foreign & dual nationals with unfounded charges and using them as bargaining chips. Iran should immediately #FreeFariba hrw.org/blog-feed/iran…
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Today at @Europarl_FR, @EmmanuelMacron should support democratic Europe by committing to move #Article7 forward on #Hungary & #Poland & set in full motion mechanism tying EU funding to respect to rule of law. @Europe2022FR should lead with bold actions. hrw.org/news/2021/12/0…
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Israel overnight forcibly expelled a Palestinian family & demolished their home in #SaveSheikhJarrah, war crimes. The Salhiyehs are now two-time refugees—expelled from Ein Kerem in 1948 & barred from returning. This is apartheid. Sanction & prosecute perpetrators. End complicity. twitter.com/IrAmimAlerts/s…
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Threats, intimidation, violence, pepper spray, and electric shock. That's how the Taliban respond--in violation of international law--to 25 women peacefully protesting against the roll back of their rights. hrw.org/news/2022/01/1…
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Today, the second German trial for crimes against humanity in #Syria begins. This time against a physician who allegedly tortured civilians in military hospitals. After a decade of horrific atrocities, justice is finally gaining momentum! @hrw explains: hrw.org/news/2022/01/1…
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Iran: Authorities Send Iranian-French Researcher Back to Prison trib.al/hFQcRpg
Syria: German Trial for Wartime Atrocities Opens trib.al/ShchGEu
Jableh massacre is emblematic of how Iraqis, incl police officers, are using anti-terror law to get people arrested/killed for personal gain- in this case family feud. Will @MAKadhimi get gov to examine causes to this dangerous trend asks @MichaelARPage hrw.org/news/2022/01/1…
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Investigating a Massacre, Iraq Should Address Root Causes trib.al/BmTFWgA
If you say: “Using torture is fine, because we’re fighting terrorists.” “Killing civilians is acceptable, because we’re fighting terrorists.” “Bombing schools, hospitals & media is OK, because we’re fighting terrorists.” Then you’d probably make a pretty good terrorist
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A growing number of governments will not send senior officials to the Beijing Olympics to avoid tacitly blessing the Chinese government's mass detention of Uyghur/Turkic Muslims to force them to abandon their religion, language, and culture. axios.com/newsletters/ax…
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Afghan women have regularly protested against Taliban abuses since the group retook the country on Aug 15. We have cheered for their bravery & feared for their safety. On Jan 16 the Taliban response took a particularly scary turn. hrw.org/news/2022/01/1…
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Retaliating against Rights Groups Means Retaliating against People in Need trib.al/6WUbktA
There's still time for New Year’s resolutions: What do we suggest sports federations do in 2022? 1) Ensure child athletes can play sport in an environment free of harassment + abuse 2) Hold abusers accountable—including abusers who are federation leaders trib.al/VgzFBb0
Thank you @inkstickmedia. This oped drew from our broader @hrw report for @CostsOfWar on two decades of harm from abusive US counterterrorism policies since 9/11. You can find the full report on the legacy of this "dark side" here: hrw.org/news/2022/01/0… twitter.com/inkstickmedia/…
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New Year’s Resolutions for Sport: Protect Children trib.al/20m2hih
Almost two decades after the Child Rights Act was passed, Nigerian girls are still being forced into child marriages. trib.al/I0Wr9aA
The Indian government should immediately stop harassing the Centre for Promotion of Social Concerns, and should stop using the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act and other abusive laws to silence civil society in India. trib.al/8HduX1v
#Greece: @Homo_Digitalis_ and @hrw call on @hellenicpolice to suspend planning for a new police program that would scan people’s faces & fingerprints. It would be inconsistent w/ international privacy standards & likely amplify ongoing discrimination. hrw.org/news/2022/01/1…
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No job, no income, no food ... what kind of security is that? In Ghazni, Afghanistan, women are caught between Taliban abuses and the US-driven financial crisis. trib.al/4IH3Eyd
The Taliban’s violent crackdown on a women’s rights demonstration in Kabul last weekend marks an alarming and unlawful escalation of efforts to suppress peaceful protest and free speech in Afghanistan. trib.al/5pxrFjL
Taliban Use Harsh Tactics to Crush Afghan Women’s Rights Protest trib.al/JN3NYGR
India Should Stop Using Abusive Foreign Funding Law trib.al/G3gTlnI
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