Kenneth Roth

Kenneth Roth


Executive Director, Human Rights Watch @HRW

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Has the German government come down with laryngitis when it comes to China's mass detention of Uigur Muslims and other worsening repression as in Hong Kong?

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Many people around the world legitimately hide their social-media identities to avoid retaliation or to speak more freely but Trump insists they disclose all such identities as a condition for obtaining a US visa.

Blockchain technology could help to ensure that the gold you might buy in your jewelry store isn't the product of forced, child, or abusive labor.

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Social responsibility goes mainstream: in new survey, 84% of institutional investors say that "maximizing shareholder returns can no longer be the primary goal of the corporation." No more using that excuse to justify complicity in human rights violations.

The International Criminal Court prosecutor argues that judges were wrong to limit her ability to investigate war crimes in Afghanistan that may have included torture by US officials.

Hard for the US government to have any lingering credibility on human rights if it's not even sure whether it'll support an annual UN Security Council discussion of North Korea's ruthless repression because of the whims of Trump's negotiating style.

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Indonesia's list of political prisoners lengthens in West Papua and Papua provinces as police arrest at least 110 people for raising the Papuan national flag, charging 20 people with treason, which carries a maximum 20-year prison term.

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No one is fooled by the Saudi crown prince's efforts to "sportswash" his repressive record. Hosting a heavyweight match and a desert race doesn't erase the killing of Yemeni civilians, the detention of women's rights activists, or Khashoggi's murder.

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As Saudi Arabia threatens to sue anyone who Tweets this, my message is: See you in court.

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Chilean protesters are losing their eyesight because of police misuse of rubber projectiles and gas cannisters.

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Sad thing is it's hard to decide which side's lack of women is less surprising.

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The Brunei sultan's new penal code is barbaric to the core. It imposes death by stoning for extramarital sex, anal sex, and abortion; amputation of limbs for stealing; and 100 lashes with a whip for lesbian sex. Even for children who reach puberty.

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Closing its eyes to Indian PM Modi's persecution of Muslims in Kashmir (and his tolerance of violence against Muslims throughout India), the United Arab Emirates honors him.

Disorder? Hardly. Watch how today's nearly two million Hong Kong protesters politely make way for an ambulance.

"I saw no evidence during my week in Gaza of Israel’s accusation that Hamas uses Palestinians as human shields": BBC

This Washington Post graphic helps us visualize the death toll of the current #Gaza  fighting.

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