Wenzel Michalski

Wenzel Michalski


Germany Director, Human Rights Watch

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Given the mass atrocities against the Rohingya, decades of war crimes, and the overthrow of the elected government, the least the UN Security Council can do is impose a global arms embargo on #Myanmar . @KenRoth 

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A former member of #Syria ’s secret police has been sentenced to 4.5 years in prison for being an accomplice to crimes against humanity in his homeland. The trial in #Koblenz  is the first of its kind worldwide.

#Covid19 - pandemic of human rights abuses. At least 99 protesters killed and injured in #Uganda . 132 arrested in #Russia . Nine medics detained in #Egypt . In #China , 17,000 people investigated. 84 prevented from joining protests in #Cuba . @GerrySimpsonHRW 

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As a major and influential donor, #Japan ’s government has a responsibility to take action to promote human rights in #Myanmar . It should urgently review and suspend any public aid that could benefit the Myanmar military.

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When the #Saudi  government brutally punishes citizens and residents who dare provide honest critical feedback, it can’t credibly spin proposed reforms as genuine efforts to improve people’s lives. @MichaelARPage 

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The #ICC  faces steep challenges in carrying out its mandate in #Libya . Without a police force, it relies on governments of countries where suspects can be found for cooperation in arrests, and that cooperation has been inadequate. @HananMSalah 

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#Saudi authorities have announced a series of long-awaited reforms, yet as long as they continue to punish those who dare provide honest critical feedback, they can’t credibly spin proposed changes as genuine efforts to improve people’s lives

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Demand for action as #Poland  tramples on women’s rights. The European Commission should hold the Polish government accountable for violating fundamental rights. @hillarymargo 

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The @GermanyDiplo says that human rights are at the core of German foreign policy. The federal government now has the chance to fill this postulate with life when #SriLanka  is on the agenda at the next session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. 

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If the #Sudan  transitional government is committed to breaking from the nation’s abusive past, it must ensure that the army incl the Rapid Support Forces operate within the law. They should make it clear that soldiers will be held accountable for abuses.

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Thousands chant in Berlin for a united Europe. Don't let the populists destroy our dreams of peace and human rights. #pulseofeurope 

Doctor in #Mogadishu : “I’ve been working round the clock, I am so tired. I am also mourning as I lost 19 relatives”.

#HongKong protest numbers: 5,800 arrests, 10,000 rounds of tear gas; 17 protest applications rejected by authorities, 1,000 retired police officers pressed back into service. 25 percent of Hong Kong people have participated in a recent protest. @SophieHRW 

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The right response to #ParisAttacks : solidarity, vigilance, rule of law. Not: mass surveillance, racism, nationalism

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Great poster in Ireland debunking xenophobic refugee crisis myths. #refugeeswelcome  @mynameisdanram 

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The demand of the @CDU  head @_A_K_K_  for online censorship is devious and reminiscent of autocrats like Orban or Putin. No reasonable democrat should threaten to restrict the freedoms of expression and speech. Especially not in times of growing populism.

#Istanbul police cracks down on banned #Pride2016 . Teargas, plastic bullets. Disproportionate violence.

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