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Kenneth Roth
Executive Director, Human Rights Watch
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Kenneth Roth 6m
China’s decades of one-child policy, combined with selective abortion and infanticide, have produced far more men than women. So many Chinese men are trafficking women from Myanmar and forcing them into sexual servitude as “wives.”
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Kazakhstan threatens leading critic of China’s detention of one million Uighur and other Turkic Muslims with seven years in prison unless he stops his activism.
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Doubling down in his Hindu-nationalist agenda, India’s PM Modi is challenging the citizenship of four million Muslims.
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Why should “supporting Israel” mean endorsing Netanyahu’s systematic repression of and discrimination against Palestinians? That severe mistreatment isn’t good for Palestinians or Israelis.
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Chinese police are collecting so much data on Xinjiang's Muslims that they get bored and have to be monitored themselves to ensure they do their job--part of the bureaucracy of China's dystopian surveillance state. and I describe it in :
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If Netanyahu’s short-term opportunism makes his government seem to be yet another one to whose abuses Trump closes his eyes, it may start a long-awaited, more realistic appraisal of Israel in Washington.
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For economic help, the West suggested Zimbabwe remove two repressive laws. Pres Mnangagwa “has repeatedly promised to repeal them, but has not done so. His security services, meanwhile, keep shooting, abducting and beating his opponents with impunity.”
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UN rights chief urges the Zimbabwe government to "engage with the population about their legitimate grievances on the economic situation, and to stop cracking down on peaceful protestors."
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An example of “hate speech” laws run amok: “Rwanda’s government interprets almost any criticism of itself as support for another genocide.”
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Reflecting Beijing’s intense propaganda, pervasive censorship, and fear of the genuine popular desire for democracy, its claim that the Hong Kong protests are the work of foreign “black hands” “is both nonsensical and, in mainland China, widely believed.”
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China has been able to build a vast surveillance state in Xinjiang by brutally suppressing all domestic opposition. The only recourse is to spotlight this dystopia from abroad--and to build pressure to respect the privacy standards that China is flouting.
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The Chinese government would have much "to lose from a [Tiananmen-style] blood bath against civilians [in Hong Kong] — including any credibility to the claim that its system can be a viable political alternative to Western democracies."
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If Trump succeeds in making Israel a partisan issue, it could force more Americans finally to ask why the US government reflexively covers for Israel's systematic discrimination against and repression of Palestinians.
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Kong Tsung-gan / 江松澗 Aug 16
This piece by & ⁦⁩ illustrates exactly what protesters are fighting.Most In HK look at China today & see nothing that appeals,much that terrifies.We want the rest of the world to help fight the spread of this Communist dystopia
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Kenneth Roth 21h
In next week's meeting with Putin, Macron should stand up for the protesters in Moscow whose efforts to seek open and fair City Council elections are being violently crushed.
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Determined to quash any challenge to their power, Myanmar army colonels are filing criminal defamation cases against people (78 so far) who dare to criticize the army, mainly on Facebook. Three dozen are in prison. So much for the country's "democracy."
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After the Russian government apparently used the nerve agent Novichok to try to kill a former Russian spy, the residue keeps taking victims, with a second police officer sickened.
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Kenneth Roth Aug 17
Netanyahu mouths the usual refrain--stop singling out Israel!--when urges companies to avoid complicity in the rights abuses of Israel's illegal settlements, going so far as to try to deport our researcher. Here's our latest similar plea for China:
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Kenneth Roth Aug 16
Russians are tired of official corruption combined with widespread popular poverty. Putin's repression isn't discouraging them from ongoing protests against controlled elections. A bad omen for Putin: even popular-culture leaders are joining in.
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Kenneth Roth Aug 16
"Democracy," Beijing style, if Xi Jinping has his way with the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests. Fearing open elections, he prefers open repression.
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