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Japan’s prime minister Yoshihide Suga should press Vietnam and Indonesia to improve human rights records – HRW

Japan’s new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, should press the governments of Vietnam and Indonesia to improve their deteriorating human rights records during his visit to the two countries, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday. Suga will visit Vietnam and Indonesia on...

Thailand authorities use water cannon against peaceful activists, arrest journalists

Thai police unnecessarily used water cannon against peaceful pro-democracy protesters in Bangkok on October 16, 2020, in violation of international human rights standards, Human Rights Watch said on Friday. The authorities acted under state of emergency...

Senior State Department officials detail U.S. position on upcoming elections in Bolivia

Senior State Department officials on Thursday detailed the U.S. position on upcoming elections in Bolivia.The interaction happened via a teleconference.MODERATOR:  Thank you.  Good afternoon, everyone.  Thanks for attending...

Russian authorities seek to end three-month protests in Khabarovsk

Police in Khabarovsk, in Russia’s Far East, on October 10, 2020 beat peaceful protesters and arbitrarily detained over 20 people, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. Alexander Prikhodko, born in 1977, who was among those arrested, is under...

Ortega tightening authoritarian grip in Nicaragua

Member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) should urgently raise concerns about Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s efforts to tighten his government’s grip on independent journalists and human rights groups, Human Rights Watch said today.

Turkmen activist faces deportation from Turkey

The Turkish government should halt plans to deport the Turkmen activist Dursoltan Taganova to Turkmenistan, where she will be at grave risk of arbitrary arrest and torture, a group of 11 human rights organizations said today. Turkish authorities should...

Chris Christie beats COVID-19, discharged from hospital

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been discharged from the hospital after he was hospitalized for a week following a battle with COVID-19."I am happy to let you know that this...

United Nations’ World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize

The World Food Program, an agency of the United Nations, on Friday, won the Nobel Peace Prize for its fight against hunger around the world.The Rome-based organization has continued to deliver food...

Bangladesh protests erupt over rape case

Protests in Bangladesh erupted this week after a video of a group of men attacking, stripping, and sexually assaulting a woman went viral, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. Protesters called for the resignation of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal over...

Human rights group urges Myanmar to end arbitrary and indefinite detention of 130,000 Rohingya Muslims

The Myanmar government should urgently end the arbitrary and indefinite detention of approximately 130,000 Rohingya Muslims in squalid and abusive camps in Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Thursday.The organization...

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