Post Tagged with: "Human Rights Watch"

Human Rights Watch World Report 2022: The Future for Autocrats is Darker Than It Seems

But Democratic Leaders Need to Do Better to Meet Global Challenges Autocratic leaders faced significant backlash in 2021, but democracy will flourish in the contest with autocracy only if democratic leaders do a better job of addressing global problems, Kenneth Roth, executive director at Human Rights Watch, said today in releasing[Read More…]

by January 17, 2022

Updates From Human Rights Watch! 01/15/22 Syria: Conviction For State Torture In Syria

From Human Rights Watch: Germany: Conviction for State Torture in Syria Former Syrian Intelligence Officer Found Guilty The conviction of a former Syrian intelligence officer for crimes against humanity by a German court is a ground-breaking step toward justice for serious crimes in Syria, Human Rights Watch said today. The[Read More…]

by January 16, 2022

Updates From Human Rights Watch! 12/25/21 Part 1 Egypt: Wave of Unjust ‘Emergency’ Trials

Egypt: Wave of Unjust ‘Emergency’ Trials Prosecutions Fast-Tracked Despite End to State of Emergency The Egyptian government initiated at least five Emergency State Security Court trials against high-profile human rights defenders, activists, and political opponents on alleged speech offenses ahead of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s October 25, 2021 declaration ending the country’s[Read More…]

by December 25, 2021

Updates From Human Rights Watch! Hong Kong & Bahrain 12/13/21

  Hong Kong: Quash Convictions for Peaceful Expression Publisher Jimmy Lai, Tiananmen Vigil Organizers Sentenced for ‘Incitement’ A Hong Kong court on December 13, 2021, sentenced seven prominent pro-democracy figures, including Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai and former legislator Lee Cheuk-yan, to prison from four-and-a-half months to 14 months. The court found them guilty[Read More…]

by December 14, 2021