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Human Rights Watch (HRW) and FairSquare Wednesday released a report detailing Egypt’s use of travel bans and asset freezes to persecute prominent activists. HRW says that these activists include “rights lawyers, journalists, feminists, and researchers.” Since November 2015 HRW has documented “scores” of travel bans that President Abdelfattah al-Sisi’s government systematically imposed to prevent its [...]

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Amnesty International Thursday reported that authorities in El Salvador have committed massive human rights violations, including arbitrary detentions and due process’ violations, torture and ill-treatment, under the pretext of an ongoing state emergency. President Nayib Bukele declared an emergency in March after claiming that the nation experienced a sudden rise in homicides by gangs like [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Saturday raised concerns that China’s counter-terrorism measures in the province of Xinjiang may violate human rights and publicly called on the country to review these measures, which some have said target the country’s Uyghur minority. Bachelet’s statement follows her visit to Xinjiang amid new accusations of state [...]

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The National Assembly of People’s Power, Cuba’s Parliament, Sunday approved a new penal code as part of judicial reforms initiated after the approval of a new constitution in April, 2019. President Miguel Diaz-Canel and former President Raul Castro, who governed from 2008 to 2018, attended the session. The new penal code reinforces sanctions for acts [...]

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A new report released Tuesday warns that press freedom in Hong Kong has been almost entirely curtailed by a government crackdown, creating a space for pro-Beijing, pro-government media. The report, from UK-based advocacy group Hong Kong Watch, is based on interviews with journalists currently in exile and reports by Hong Kong press associations. The crackdown, [...]

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Russia’s Justice Ministry Friday designated popular activist Vladimir Kara-Murza as a “foreign agent,” which means he will have to file elaborate financial disclosures and add a disclaimer to all his public messages on social media or otherwise. Kara-Murza, 40, is a prominent Russian dissident, political activist, writer, and democrat spokesperson. He has been lauded abroad [...]

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