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Monday, December 9, 2019
Expand Cambodia National Rescue Party's President Kem Sokha greets media at his house in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.  © 2019 AP Photo/Heng Sinith (Bangkok) – Cambodian authorities should immediately and unconditionally drop bogus treason charges against the political opposition leader Kem Sokha, Human Rights Watch said today. On December 2, 2019, a Phnom Penh court sent his case, pending since September 2017, to trial which will start on January 15, 2020. “The case against Kem Sokha has always been a dubious excuse to attack the political opposition,” said Phil Robertson,… (Full Story)
Monday, December 9, 2019
Expand Screenshot from a video showing a photo of a prisoner working at Uzbekistan's Jaslyk prison. © 2019 VOA (Berlin) – Uzbekistan should carry out the United Nations Committee Against Torture’s recommendations to end the “widespread, routine torture and ill-treatment” in the country, Human Rights Watch said today. The committee’s review of Uzbekistan under the Convention against Torture highlighted that the steps Tashkent has taken to curb the use of torture have been insufficient. Urgent further measures should include full implementation of a ban on the use of torture-tainted evidence… (Full Story)
Monday, December 9, 2019
Expand On December 10, the Empire State Building and Toronto’s CN Tower will shine bright blue to honor Human Rights Day (New York) – Human Rights Watch has arranged for 17 landmarks across the globe to shine bright blue on December 10, 2019, to celebrate Human Rights Day. From New York to Sydney, Munich to Toronto, the world will light up in solidarity with the fundamental principles of human dignity that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirms, and that Human Rights Watch works to defend each day. “Human Rights Watch is working to build a world where everyone is free to say what… (Full Story)
Monday, December 9, 2019
Expand A fire engine stands by the site of a factory fire in in New Delhi, India, December 8, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Manish Swarup On Sunday morning in Delhi, a fire broke out in a factory that produced school bags. Many factory workers, migrants from other parts of India, were sleeping inside. More than 40 people, reportedly including several children, died in the blaze that burned the factory down. It’s not currently known what brands the factory produced. The Delhi police have arrested the factory and building owners, and authorities said the factory was operating without relevant permits… (Full Story)
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