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Human Rights Observatory
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Expand Protesters carry photos of taxi driver Joseph Muiruri, who was killed extrajudicially alongside human rights lawyer Willie Kimani and his client, in Nairobi, Kenya, on July 4, 2016. Between 2016 and 2019, Kenyan police have used excessive and unlawful use of force resulting in killings during police operations.   © 2016 Thomas Mukoya/Reuters It is time for Kenyan authorities to address the scourge of police killings in some of Nairobi’s poorest neighborhoods. Human Rights Watch investigations have found that in three separate incidents, Nairobi police killed no less than 21 alleged… (Full Story)
Thursday, July 18, 2019
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Thursday, July 18, 2019
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the censorship of Fortanga, a news website based in the North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia, (Full Story)
Thursday, July 18, 2019
NewsA collaborative research study, the Media Ownership Monitor (MOM) Pakistan – carried out by the global media rights organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Pakistani media watchdog Freedom Network – has found Pakistan a “high-risk country” in terms of media pluralism. More than half of the mass media ownership is concentrated in only a few hands. “This means Pakistan needs more broad-based media ownership to ensure greater diversity in news sources,” Iqbal Khattak, Executive Director of Freedom Network, said to underscore the importance of (Full Story)
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Expand Top row, from left to right: Augustin Vote (Killed in Koundjili); Raphael Haoumi (Killed in Lemouna); Zachée Gong-Pou (Killed in Lemouna); Sosthène Kobaikera (Killed in Lemouna); Evariste Ngororo (Killed in Bohong). Bottom row, from left to right: Olivier Yaboutouni (Killed in Koundjili); Fernand Houltia (Killed in Koundjili); Jean-Bosco Kella (Killed in Bohong); Florentin Bissi (Killed in Koundjili); Basile Houltia (Killed in Koundjili). © 2019 Private (Nairobi) – Fighters from the armed group Return, Reclamation, Rehabilitation, or 3R, killed at least 46 civilians on May 21, 2019,… (Full Story)
Thursday, July 18, 2019
NewsIn its annual report, the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) deplores “one of the worst years” of press freedom since the former British colony’s handover to China.In a report published on July 7th, the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) deplored “one of the worst years” for jou (Full Story)
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Expand A motorboat passes by the MI6 building in London August 25, 2010. © 2010 Reuters The British government is expected to announce this week whether an independent inquiry will resume into the UK’s involvement in overseas torture and transfers (known as “renditions”) in US-led counterterrorism operations after the 9/11 attacks. If it does, it may help bring justice for victims who suffered terrible abuses in which UK officials were complicit. The original UK government inquiry, set up in 2010, was tasked with investigating alleged UK complicity in the kidnapping and unlawful rendition… (Full Story)
Thursday, July 18, 2019
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Expand Weberson Santiago/VEJA According to the recent UN refugee agency Global Trends report, Brazil received about 80,000 new requests for asylum in 2018,  more than double the  2017 requests. More than three-quarters -- 61,000 —came from Venezuelans. But between 2010 and the end of 2018, Brazil granted asylum to only 18 Venezuelans, Igarapé Institute and the press reported. More than 168,000 Venezuelans are now in Brazil according to UN refugee agency,  and the influx continues. So, it comes as great news that Bernardo Laferté, coordinator of Brazil’s National Committee for Refugees (CONARE),… (Full Story)
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Re:  Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2019, S. 1883 Dear Chairman Graham and Ranking Member Feinstein: The undersigned organizations write to oppose the Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2019.  This bill would contribute to the growing overcriminalization in federal criminal law, would criminalize actions that cause no social harm, carries harsh prison sentences that contribute to mass incarceration and coerced guilty pleas, and raises Fourth Amendment concerns by expanding the government’s ability to obtain sensitive… (Full Story)
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