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Human Rights Watch News 07/10/2020 14:15
Click to expand Image. Iranian protesters gather around a burning car during a demonstration against an increase in gasoline prices in the capital Tehran, on November 16, 2019. © AFP/Getty Images. (Beirut) – Iranian courts have reportedly issued or upheld at least four execution sentences since late June 2020 in connection to repeated protests against the deterioration of economic conditions and government corruption over the past two years, Human Rights Watch said today. These sentences have been issued on vaguely defined national security charges, and defendants have had restricted access to lawyers and alleged that the authorities tortured or abused them to produce coerced confessions.
Human Rights Watch News 07/10/2020 09:50
Click to expand Image. United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson (front row, center) poses for a photo with African state leaders and international officials at the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London, January 20, 2020. © 2020 Ben Stansall/Press Association via AP Images. Sub-Saharan Africa offers a test of the United Kingdom government’s ambition to be a force for good in the world.
Human Rights Watch News 07/10/2020 01:40
Click to expand Image. Mariya Starikova stands in front of the FSB building in Moscow with a placard reading "Freedom to Ivan Safronov", July 7, 2020. © 2020 Kommersant Photo/Aleksandr Kazakov. (Moscow) – Dozens of journalists in Russia face fines or detention for peacefully protesting in solidarity with their colleagues whom authorities are criminally prosecuting for their journalism work, Human Rights Watch said today.
Human Rights Watch News 07/10/2020 01:00
Click to expand Image. Lists of civilians forced by the military into night guard duty displayed on a wall at the Mozogo market, Far North region, Cameroon. At the bottom of the lists are instructions from local authorities: “Each shift supervisor and each soldier on duty are required to call and notify those who reported for duty and those who did not to punish the latter. The shift begins at 7:00 pm and ends at 4:00 am." April 2020,. © Private 2020. Soldiers in Mozogo, in the Far North region of Cameroon, have forced civilians to perform local night guard duty to protect against attacks by the armed Islamist group Boko Haram, Human Rights Watch said today. At the beginning of this forced labor, from mid-March to late April, 2020, soldiers be.
Click to expand Image. An Icelandic flag hangs outside a shop in Reykjavik, October 27, 2016. © 2016 AP Photo/Frank Augstein. The Nordic countries proudly express steadfast commitment to human rights as a priority in foreign policy, but have been disappointingly inconsistent in practice. Sweden launched a feminist foreign policy in 2014 – a laudable approach that failed to have much impact in countries with serious rights abuses.
Human Rights Watch News 07/09/2020 20:09
Click to expand Image. A child rests near the entrance to a mosque, where a banner reads "Love the party, Love the country" in the old city district of Kashgar in western China's Xinjiang region, November 4, 2017. © 2017 AP Photo/Ng Han Guan. The US government took a crucial step for human rights in China today by imposing targeted sanctions on four top Xinjiang officials, freezing their assets in the United States and banning them from entering the country.
Human Rights Watch News 07/09/2020 15:22
Click to expand Image. This ACE Cash Express outlet on San Mateo Boulevard in Albuquerque, New Mexico sits on a block with several small loan storefronts. The lenders who advance people money on their paychecks charge exorbitant interest rates that often snare the most vulnerable customers in a cycle of debt. © 2015 Vik Jolly/AP Photo. The United States Consumer Finance Protection Bureau announced this week it would reject rules that aimed to prevent predatory practices by so-called payday and other small-dollar lenders. The regulations would have required lenders to take the basic step of making sure borrowers could repay their loans as well as limit how many loans people could take. The Bureau’s decision to scrap these rules leaves many low.
Human Rights Watch News 07/09/2020 11:33
A protester holds up a placard reading, "Hello Darkness My Old Friend," in front of the Lebanese electricity company headquarters, during protests against the Lebanese government and corruption, in Beirut, Lebanon, November 7, 2019. © 2019 Rafael Yaghobzadeh/Abaca/Sipa via AP Images. lasting up to 22 hours per day are crippling Lebanon.
Human Rights Watch News 07/09/2020 11:33
Asroriddin Rozikov. © Personal Archive. (Berlin) – law enforcement authorities have arbitrarily detained the son of an imprisoned senior member of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan, an outlawed opposition party, Human Rights Watch said today. Asroriddin Rozikov, 38, has been in detention since June 25, 2020, but the Tajik authorities have not provided his relatives with information about his wellbeing, the grounds for his detention, or whether he has been charged with an offense.
Human Rights Watch News 07/09/2020 11:33
The Abu Dhabi Federal Supreme Court. © 2011 Reuters/Nikhil Monteiro. (Beirut) – An court sentenced an Omani man to life in prison in May 2020, following what appears to have been a grossly unfair trial, Human Rights Watch said today. A family member said that following the arrest of Abdullah al-Shaamsi in August 2018, when he was 19 and still attending high school in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), state security forces subjected him to incommunicado detention, prolonged solitary confinement, and torture.
Human Rights Watch News 07/09/2020 11:33
. More than residents of nursing facilities and other long-term care facilities in the United States have died from Covid-19. In March, the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the regulator for over announced a for all facilities across the country. That blanket ban cut off over from family and friends, and had only limited exceptions for end-of-life visits. While some limits on visitors are reasonable to protect residents and workers from the virus, the ban fails to account for the serious risks posed by social isolation. CMS has recommended to states to begin allowing limited visitation, but . A guide about rights for people in nursing homes and their families. Beyond the health risks, social isolation increases the risk
Human Rights Watch News 07/08/2020 15:10
The Dutch flag flies at the parliament in The Hague, Netherlands, March 16, 2017. © 2017 Daniel Reinhardt/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images. The Dutch government will markers on national identification documents (IDs) in the next five years, a move that balances the potential harms – such as harassment, discrimination, and violence – that requiring people to declare gender on documents poses against whether there is any justification for publishing a person’s legal gender. Activists around the world have long pushed for simpler and more transparent procedures to allow .
Human Rights Watch News 07/08/2020 15:10
Protesters, including many motorbike-taxi drivers, demonstrate while holding placards for the second day around the Parliament in Kinshasa, June 24, 2020. © 2020 Arsene Mpiana/AFP via Getty Images. Addressing the nation on the eve of Independence Day last week, the president of the , Felix Tshisekedi, pledged to fight proposed laws that would undermine the country’s justice system. A group of parliamentarians loyal to former president Joseph Kabila hope to use their overwhelming majority in parliament to pass three .
Human Rights Watch News 07/08/2020 15:10
In this photo taken on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, two surveillance camera are seen in a street in Moscow, Russia. Moscow's city officials announced the use of facial recognition technology to target people evading quarantine. © AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko. Activist Alyona Popova and politician Vladimir Milov have over Russia’s use facial recognition technology during protests to the European Court of Human Rights. Their lawyer, , said this would be the technology to conduct mass surveillance in the court’s practice. On September 29, 2019, people, including Popova and Milov, took part in an authorized rally in Moscow in solidarity with those for their participation in peaceful protests. The demonstrations were triggered by the exclusion of.
Human Rights Watch News 07/08/2020 15:10
, state policies restrict access to information on sexual and reproductive health, leaving many young people unprepared to lower their health risks throughout their lives. The 65-page report, "‘," documents the Alabama state government’s failure to provide young people with comprehensive, inclusive, and accurate information on sexual and reproductive health.
Human Rights Watch News 07/08/2020 15:10
Chairs of Turkey’s provincial bar associations stage a sit-in demonstration after police blocked the group from marching to Ankara to protest a new draft law. The new law is set to divide the legal profession along political lines and has been strongly opposed by bar associations. June 22, 2020. © AP Photo. (Istanbul) – The government’s plan to allow for multiple bar associations appears calculated to divide the legal profession along political lines and diminish the biggest bar associations’ role as human rights watchdogs, Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists said today. The current bar associations have not been consulted, and 78 bars out of 80 signed a statement opposing the plan. Human Rights Watch and the Inter.

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