Executive Director, Human Rights Watch @HRW
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.
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
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:
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.
Chilean protesters are losing their eyesight because of police misuse of rubber projectiles and gas cannisters.
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.
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.
"I saw no evidence during my week in Gaza of Israel’s accusation that Hamas uses Palestinians as human shields": BBC