Kenneth Roth

Kenneth Roth


Executive Director, Human Rights Watch @HRW

336158 followers  •  1010 follow  •    •   http://t.co/qNGRw7kDhZ

First Beijing arrests pro-democracy Hong Kong publisher Jimmy Lai for supposedly colluding with foreigners, then it sanctions 11 Americans (including me) for defending HK's freedom--all to pretend absurdly that HK's democracy movement isn't indigenous.

tweet picture

A warning to America from Lebanon (and @tomfriedman ): disaster lurks when everything is reduced to politics, and politics is deadlocked. A healthy society must be fact-based and share a conception of the common good.

Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine said some of his supporters were injured on Saturday after police fired teargas and live bullets to disperse a crowd. Why won't Pres Museveni let his opponent run a campaign without this violence? @Bobiwine2 

tweet picture

While Chinese authorities in January were still covering up human-to-human transmission of the coronavirus, Taiwan authorities saw what was happening and tried to sound the alarm. Trump didn't listen.

Lebanon’s security forces used excessive violence on August 8 Beirut protesters who were expressing rage and frustration at the government's and political elites’ incompetence and corruption behind the blast. @hrw  researchers were eyewitnesses and victims:

tweet picture

Loading
Loading

I flew to Hong Kong to release @hrw ’s new World Report. This year it describes how the Chinese government is undermining the international human rights system. But the authorities just blocked my entrance to Hong Kong, illustrating the worsening problem.

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

tweet picture

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

tweet picture

The latest round of sectarian violence in Delhi began when a local Hindu nationalist politician (photo) insisted that police remove a group of Muslims protesters or his thugs would. PM Modi's selective impunity encourages such Hindu nationalist assaults.

tweet picture

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

tweet picture

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.

tweet picture

"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.

tweet picture

Loading
Loading