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    Haiti: Investigate Protest Deaths

    Expand Men look at protesters marching to demand an investigation into what they say is the alleged misuse of Venezuela-sponsored PetroCaribe funds, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 18, 2018.  © REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares (Washington, DC) – Haitian authorities should ensure the prompt, thorough, and independent investigation of killings that took place during the February 2019 demonstrations, Human […] More

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    Russia Charges Activist for a Facebook Post

    Last month, Alexander Korovainy shared an image on his Facebook page as part of the online “10-Year Challenge,” in which people post photos of themselves from a decade ago and today. Korovainy, who lives in Yeysk, in Russia’s Krasnodar region, made a tweak to the challenge, sharing an infographic comparing prices of household items such […] More

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    Canada: Pressing Need to Improve First Nations’ Water Supply

    Expand Aerial photo of the vast freshwater resources in the Hudson Bay Lowlands, Ontario, Canada, October 2018. © 2018 Human Rights Watch (Toronto) – World Water Day on March 22, 2019 is a reminder that many of Canada’s First Nations communities do not have safe drinking water, Chiefs of Ontario and Human Rights Watch said today. […] More

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    Burkina Faso: Atrocities by Armed Islamists, Security Forces

    Expand Burkina Faso Soldiers take part in a training exercise in 2017, in Burkina Faso.  (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt Benjamin Northcutt 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) Public Affairs Sergeant/released) © 2017 AB Forces News Collection / Alamy Stock Photo Atrocities by Islamist armed groups in Burkina Faso’s northern Sahel Region and by security forces during […] More

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    Bahrain: Formula 1 Ignores Rights Commitments

    Expand Anti-government protesters wave national flags and carry signs against Formula One’s Grand Prix on April 17, 2012. © 2012 AP Photo/Hasan Jamali (Beirut) – The Formula One Group disregards its human rights commitments and overlooks grave rights abuses in Bahrain, Human Rights Watch said today. Some of the abuses appear to be directly related […] More

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    China: France’s Macron Should Press Xi on Rights

    Expand French President Emmanuel Macron (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shake hands during a press conference in Beijing, China, January 9, 2018.  © 2018 Reuters (Paris) – French President Emmanuel Macron should keep his pledge not to “cover up” China’s human rights abuses during the upcoming visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Human […] More

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    DR Congo: Investigate Ex-Intelligence Officials

    Expand Kalev Mutond (second from left), Director of the National Intelligence Agency (ANR) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, appears with First Lady Marie Olive Lembe and President Joseph Kabila during the country’s independence anniversary celebration in Kindu, capital of Maniema province, June 30, 2016. Mutond was one of eight officials sanctioned by the EU for […] More

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    Lebanon: Anti-Torture Body Named

    Expand Ziad Itani, a Lebanese actor, who was exonerated of spying for Israel, is carried after he was released by Lebanese authorities. Itani has accused security officials of torturing him and has called on authorities to investigate. © 2018 AP Photo/Hussein Malla (Beirut) – Lebanon’s Council of Ministers on March 7, 2019 appointed the five […] More

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    China: Government Threats to Academic Freedom Abroad

    Expand Then Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping makes a speech at the opening of Australia’s first Chinese Medicine Confucius Institute, at the RMIT University in Melbourne on June 20, 2010.  © 2010 WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images   (New York) – Institutions of higher learning around the world should resist the Chinese government’s efforts to undermine academic […] More

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    Racing to Repression in Bahrain

    Expand Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands, right, passes Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany during the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, March 17, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Andy Brownbill Next week, Formula One returns to Bahrain for its high-octane auto race, the Grand Prix. The race sparks protests […] More

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    UK Schools Should Do Right by LGBT Students

    Expand Rainbow flags symbolizing LGBT rights. © 2017 Reuters Debate is growing in the UK over schools teaching children about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) identities and relationships. When a Birmingham school started the “No Outsiders” program, lessons aimed at teaching kids about inclusion, including about ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation, it sparked weekly […] More

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