Wenzel Michalski

Wenzel Michalski


Germany Director, Human Rights Watch

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In a travel alert for #HongKong , the German foreign ministry advises Germans to exercise self censorship on social media. Otherwise they could get arrested.👇

The European Union-Mercosur trade agreement should not be considered for ratification until Brazil shows it is ready to uphold its commitments in the agreement to protect the Amazon rainforest.

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The conviction of four human rights defenders on July 3, without evidence of any criminal wrongdoing, is politically motivated and an effort to stifle the legitimate work of #Turkey ’s human rights movement, @hrw  said today.

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#Tunisia ’s record of actively prosecuting people for consensual same-sex conduct is deeply worrying and a blatant invasion of their private life @RashaYounes1 

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Kirin should stop supporting #Myanmar ’s military. The #Japan |ese beer conglomerate's business interests in Myanmar indirectly link it to rights abuses.

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On July 7, Abdiaziz Ahmed Gurbiye, the chief editor and deputy director of the independent Goobjoog Media Group, is expected to appear in court in #Somalia ’s capital, Mogadishu. But his case should have never gone this far. @LaetitiaBader 

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Exposed: The terrible impact of privatizing the US criminal system. The American Bar Association highlights the rise in ‘user fees’ on people living in poverty. @Komala_chandra 

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In the run up to recent elections in #Burundi , members of the Imbonerakure were instrumental in the killings, disappearances of political opponents. The youth league of the ruling party terrorized the population, as it has done for many years. @LewisMudge 

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#HongKong : Google, Facebook and Twitter halt user data requests. The social media giants have taken the step afte #China  enacted a controversial new national security law.

Trump has made the ICC the latest target of his contempt for the global rule of law. The sanctions and visa bans he authorised are tools reserved for human rights violators, not those seeking to hold them to account in fair trials. @liz_evenson 

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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.

Antisemitic authors will soon be compulsory reading in Hungarian schools, and history books will be rewritten to promote pride in the nation. Viktor Orban's controversial new school curriculum is drawing outrage. #Hungary 

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