Kenneth Roth

Kenneth Roth


Executive Director, Human Rights Watch @HRW

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Having a "friendly" chat with Chinese authorities as they commit crimes against humanity toward the Uyghur/Turkic Muslims of Xinjiang is no reason for the UN rights chief to delay her long-awaited report on these atrocities. Now, not after the Olympics.

Of course the Chinese government wants the UN rights chief to delay further her long-awaited report on the mass detention of Xinjiang's Uyghur/Turkic Muslims. Beijing doesn't want its Olympic sportswashing undermined. All the more reason to release it now.

"Newly obtained photographs of missile fragments provide the first material evidence that [the Ethiopian government] used a Turkish drone this month in an attack that killed 58 civilians sheltering in a school."

The UN rights chief presses the Saudi-led coalition to conduct an independent and impartial investigation into the airstrike that hit a prison in Yemen. "Some 91 detainees were killed...and 236 others were injured."

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Ethiopia: World Food Programme assessment: > "40% of Tigrayans are suffering an extreme lack of food." > "13% of Tigrayan children under 5...are malnourished." > "83% of people are food insecure." > "Families are exhausting all means to feed themselves."

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A dangerous, contemptible escalation as Myanmar police open fire on protesters in Mandalay, killing two and wounding 40+. The police were trying to force workers back to their jobs. Hundreds of thousands of people have stopped working to protest the coup.

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A Myanmar protester message to the Chinese government, whose veto is the main obstacle to strong UN Security Council action: "How many dead bodies needed for UN to take action?" via @YuPaingHan1 

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The Chinese government's vision for UN Security Council "action." Via @AungHla55116886 

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Myanmar's coup leader Min Aung Hlaing was so out of touch with the people of his country that, Trumpian style, he seemed to believe that the only way his party could have lost the recent election was through fraud. In fact, his party was trounced.

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The fearmongers were wrong. Five years since Merkel admitted 1M refugees, they have largely been a success story, judging by their employment, mastery of the language, university attendance, and integration. The predicted violence came from the far right.

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