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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Expand Protesters from Unchained at Last speak in front of the Massachusetts State House in Boston to end child marriage in Massachusetts, May 2017.  (c) 2017 Susan Landmann/Unchained at Last (Boston) – Massachusetts state senators should vote on July 25, 2019, for a proposed law to end child marriage in Massachusetts, Human Rights Watch said today. Senate Bill S.2294 has broad bipartisan support and is backed by 35 Massachusetts-based organizations, as well as national and international groups. The Massachusetts House Judiciary Committee should make the House version of the bill, H.1478,… (Full Story)
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Expand Families of victims of the "war on drugs" in the Philippines remove portraits of their slain relatives after the UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution to investigate the killings.  © 2019 Bullit Marquez/AP Photo (Geneva) – The United Nations Human Rights Council’s adoption of a resolution on the Philippines is crucial for holding the government accountable for thousands of “drug war” killings and other abuses, Human Rights Watch said today. The council’s 41st regular session runs from June 24 through July 12, 2019. On July 11, the council approved the resolution initiated by Iceland… (Full Story)
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
October 12, 2016 Video VIDEO: HRW/ACLU Say Decriminalize Drug Possession The massive enforcement of laws criminalizing personal drug use and possession in the United States causes devastating harm. (Washington, DC) – A new bill in the United States Congress to end federal marijuana prohibition provides a long-overdue opportunity for rights-respecting reform in US drug policy, Human Rights Watch said today. Today, a group of lawmakers led by Congressman Jerry Nadler and Senator Kamala Harris introduced the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act). “Criminalizing drug… (Full Story)
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Expand Drone footage taken by the Norwegian Refugee Council in Basra city in October 2018. © 2018 Norwegian Refugee Council Basra holds more of Iraq’s oil reserves than any other governorate. By last  December, Iraq was exporting 3.726 million barrels of oil a day, generating US$6.1 billion a month in state revenue. And yet this wealth has not bought Basrawis access to even their most basic right- sufficient, safe, accessible and affordable water.  For almost 30 years Iraqi authorities have failed to provide many Iraqis with safe drinking water. This failure led to an acute water crisis in… (Full Story)
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Expand Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, second left, escorts Vice President Leni Robredo, right, who visited him at the Philippine Senate Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines.  © 2018 AP Photo/Bullit Marquez (New York) – Philippine authorities should drop cases for inciting sedition and other offenses against opposition politicians, religious leaders, and human rights advocates, Human Rights Watch said today. On July 18, 2019, the Philippine National Police filed a complaint alleging incitement to sedition, libel, cyber libel, and obstruction of justice against… (Full Story)
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, now living in exile in Equatorial Guinea, to be extradited back to Gambia to stand trial for the 2004 murder of Deyda Hydara, a newspaper editor who was the dean of Gambia’s journalists and RSF’s correspondent.RSF issued the call after an army officer confessed on July 22nd to Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission th (Full Story)
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns South Sudan’s persecution of Michael Christopher, the editor of the Juba-based independent Arabic language newspaper Al-Watan, who has been held by the National Security Service (NSS) for the past six days. RSF calls for his immediate release.Christopher was arrested when he complied with instructions to report to NSS headquarters in Juba on 17 July, two days after airport security agents prevented him from boarding a f (Full Story)
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for an investigation into the use of live rounds to disperse a protest yesterday in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, resulting in the death of a young TV reporter. At least six protesters and a police officer were also reportedly killed. (Full Story)
Amnesty International - Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Following the security forces’ use of firearms to quell a riot yesterday evening in Cameroon’s largest prison, Kondengui in the capital Yaoundé, Marie-Evelyne Petrus Barry, Amnesty International West and Central Africa Director said: (Full Story)
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