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A new report by international forensic experts commissioned by Human Rights Watch points to the intentional killing of detainees during a March prison riot in Colombia. Gunshots seemed intended to kill, not injure.

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I'm thrilled that Sarah Holewinski aka @HolewinskiSarah  has joined Human Rights Watch@hrw  as our new Washington Director. She has just the combination of experience we need from inside both the government and advocacy NGOs.

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Aisha Al-Qahtani, a 23-year-old activist who fled Qatar last year for a better life in the UK, says basic human rights for women in Qatar are virtually non-existent, and having a child outside of marriage in her home country is a crime. Watch: #60Mins 

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling on the Russian parliament to dismiss a new bill giving authorities the power to block websites that have censored Russian state media content, saying it would increase censorship in Russia.

Human Rights Watch has warned that Russia's expanded foreign agents bill, currently circulating in the lower house of the parliament, would include "almost anyone."

Watch actress Meryl Streep present the 2020 Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) to international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, followed by Clooney's interview with Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. Read:

Human Rights Watch says Uganda's government is weaponizing COVID-19 against opposition candidates.

Human rights groups Liberty and Big Brother Watch have called on police forces to review the fines.

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney accepted the Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award “on behalf of all the lawyers who work to protect journalists,” and dedicated the honor to “all those who fought for the rights we enjoy today.” Watch this year's #IPFA  here:

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More than 200 people the US deported back to El Salvador have been killed or seriously abused, including sexually assaulted and tortured, a report from Human Rights Watch says.

I’m calling on Kirstjen Nielsen to resign as Secretary of Homeland Security. Under her watch, our government has committed human rights abuses by breaking up families along the southern border. And she has ​failed to be accountable to and transparent with the American people.

'Where were the advocates of human rights when my rights were taken away?’ asks noted columnist Sunanda Vashisht at the US Congressional hearing on Human Rights in Washington. 'Abrogation of Article 370 is in fact a restoration of human rights’, she says. A must watch.

On January 12, Hong Kong authorities denied Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, entry to Hong Kong, where he had planned to launch the organization’s World Report 2020. Daily Brief:

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On my way to the Senate floor to urge my colleagues in the Senate to stand with the millions of people in Hong Kong fighting for freedom and pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. #HongKong  #HongKongProtestsProtests  Watch my live remarks here -->

At approximately 5:20pm EST ( 06:20AM in #HongKong  ) the U.S. Senate will attempt to pass my Hong Kong Human Rights & Democracy Act by a unanimous vote. Watch Live Here:

Socialism has ROBBED the #Venezuelan  people of their human rights and of their dignity. Children are starving. Adults are starving. People have NO access to basic necessities nor medical care. WARNING: some of these images are hard to watch…. but they’re important to see.

WATCH: Pres. Obama talks human rights and health care at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate.

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