Kenneth Roth

Kenneth Roth


Executive Director, Human Rights Watch @HRW

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To cover its tracks as it backs the highly abusive Libyan rebel commander Haftar, the United Arab Emirates is reportedly financing the shadowy Russian mercenary Wagner group. Yet Trump still wants to sell the UAE billions in arms.

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As if it didn't learn the disastrous results of its early censorship of whistleblowing doctors in Wuhan, Beijing is still at it, punishing a self-described actress for criticizing on social media the man leading the fight against the coronavirus in China.

Hong Kong's independent judiciary has long been key to preserving the territory's freedoms and rule of law, which is why the Chinese Communist Party is now increasingly targeting the judges. #TheDeathOfHongKong 

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Uganda is exacerbating inequality by underinvesting in public education. As private education fills the gap, poor students are left behind.

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The Swedish clothing giant H&M cuts all ties with its Chinese supplier in Xinjiang due to alleged use of the forced labor of Uighur Muslims--a serious threat for any company operating from Xinjiang. H&M won't source any more cotton from Xinjiang.

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

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

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

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