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Human Rights Observatory
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Expand Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, right, receives a final report from Philippine diplomat Rosario Manalo, a member of the Independent Commission of Enquiry for Rakhine State, at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, January 20, 2020.  © 2020 AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo (New York) – Myanmar’s investigation of its 2017 “clearance operations” contains selective admissions of military wrongdoing but does not begin to address the massive violations by government security forces against Rohingya Muslims, Human Rights Watch said today. Myanmar’s donors and concerned governments should… (Full Story)
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Expand Illustration reading, "Family is where love is. Support LGBT+ families.” © 2019 Yulia Tsvetkova Russian feminist and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activist Yulia Tsvetkova, already under house arrest for two months on bogus charges of pornography distribution, faces new charges of allegedly violating Russia’s “gay propaganda” law. In the new charges, police claim Tsvetkova, 26, violated the country’s notorious “gay propaganda” law by posting on social media her drawing, depicting two same-sex couples with children and the caption “Family is where love is. Support LGBT+… (Full Story)
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of US environmental reporter Phil Jacobson, who was formally arrested yesterday on an unspecified and unsubstantiated visa violation charge in Palangka Raya, the capital of Central Kalimantan province on the Indonesian island of Borneo. A reporter and editor with the US-based environmental news website Mongabay, Phillip Jacobson is facing a possible five-year prison sentence for an alleged violation of Indonesia’s 20 (Full Story)
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Expand Protesters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, March 2, 2016. © 2016 Reuters Today, on the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade – when the US Supreme Court affirmed access to abortion as a constitutional right – Florida legislators are considering a bill that would threaten adolescent girls’ access to abortion. The bill, HB265/SB404, would force teenage girls to get parental consent for abortion. Florida state law already requires girls under 18 to notify a parent before an abortion or go to court to get a waiver from a judge. The proposed law would require girls… (Full Story)
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
NewsThe international press freedom NGO Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed about threats to Iranian journalists (and Iranian journalists with a dual nationality) who are based outside of Iran working for the Persian-language services of international media outlets or for Iranian exile media outlets in the countries where they live. (Full Story)
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Expand Cambodian police officers stand guard in front of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court during a hearing of Kem Sokha, the head of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.  © 2020 AP Photo/Heng Sinith (Bangkok) – The Cambodian opposition leader, Kem Sokha, is being denied his right to a public hearing in the fabricated criminal case against him, Human Rights Watch said today. The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has denied journalists and human rights monitors access to the trial, which began January 15, 2020.   Human Rights Watch and other… (Full Story)
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
January 21, 2020   Submitted via https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EOIR-2019-0005-0001   Lauren Alder Reid, Assistant Director Office of Policy, Executive Office for Immigration Review 5107 Leesburg Pike, suite 2616 Falls Church, VA 22041   Maureen Dunn, Chief Division of Humanitarian Affairs, Office of Policy and Strategy US Citizenship and Immigration Services Department of Homeland Security 20 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC 20529-2140   Re: 84 FR 69640; EOIR Docket No. 18-0002, A.G. Order No. 4592-2019; RIN 1125-AA87, 1615-AC41; Comments in Opposition to Proposed Rulemaking: Procedures… (Full Story)
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