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Executive Director, Human Rights Watch @HRW

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Bad enough that Florida finances its criminal justice system by preying upon the poor--the involuntary "users" of t… https://t.co/QxpZBlyZ1dA top aide to the Saudi crown prince's deposed rival fled the country ahead of the prince's purges. Now in retaliat… https://t.co/4eFHhtLJm4
5/26
2020
Having deported @HRW's researcher, the Israeli government is now trying to block @Amnesty's campaigner.… https://t.co/78hBnUSB5eFor Israeli PM Netanyahu, his criminal prosecution for corruption isn't justice being done but a "coup attempt." So… https://t.co/KezLmaPs1sIn the 20 years since the treaty banning child soldiers was adopted, there has been much progress, including demobi… https://t.co/4CKy0kVm1EHong Kong authorities arrest a member of the party of opposition leader Joshua Wong for selling face masks labeled… https://t.co/4SkSNXTPDaPolice in Guayaquil, the heart of Ecuador's coronavirus epidemic, used apparent excessive force (beatings) to break… https://t.co/LJeqfPKbNtRather than rescue migrants floundering in the Mediterranean, a Maltese patrol boat buzzes them. Is this how the Eu… https://t.co/5pHaFHHTuTWow! The ICRC virtually never criticizes governments, yet Russia insists there is no need for cross-border aid to n… https://t.co/7wekem0NztThe most viewed @HRW publication of the past week was this one on an outbreak of coronavirus in Qatar's central pri… https://t.co/ypeQC1oKjvBrazil's Pres Bolsonaro loves to imitate Trump, including his deadly denialism about the coronavirus threat. Now th… https://t.co/W9NbeDjTLCSome Rakhine Buddhists may have been happy to see the Myanmar army ethnically cleanse 730,000 Rohingya Muslims from… https://t.co/sNeqaUoWspFor Suriname's Pres Bouterse, his conviction for having ordered the murder of 15 political opponents is just a road… https://t.co/vPtV56SylLAs Hong Kong police, doing Beijing's bidding, fire tear gas and water cannons at protesters who just want democracy… https://t.co/BbqxOzPokDBeyond the hundreds of protesters killed and thousands wounded by Iraqi forces last fall and winter, 100+ people we… https://t.co/Eaoz1dJDOkMalaysia’s new, king-appointed government is using the pandemic as an excuse to avoid showing through a parliamenta… https://t.co/RQQA4epmE5As the Saudi government rushes to arrange pardon for its gruesome murder of Jamal Khashoggi, it does nothing to par… https://t.co/NB5iBiLj6pThe Saudi High Court, the country's highest judicial body, has ruled that a murder involving luring the victim to a… https://t.co/WgeuShsGqU"China is home to half the world’s coal-fired power stations....Last year coal-fired generating capacity expanded i… https://t.co/JXhuwVGyPEThe protesters stand for democracy. The police, deploying tear gas and water cannons, stand for Xi Jinping's Commun… https://t.co/O9LT3XjKwLAs Netanyahu's corruption trial starts, worries mount that he'll find a "wag the dog" opportunity to change the sub… https://t.co/aRtvAiiyNKWith the world preoccupied by the coroanvirus, Xi Jinping moves aggressively to: 1. Curb Hong Kong's freedoms. 2. B… https://t.co/3xcwGnDMwaThe Chinese government is using economic pressure to coerce Australian leaders to end their support for an internat… https://t.co/LJEjMYmhsJTrump's health secretary is right to say there are health consequences to poverty and unemployment, so why is Trump… https://t.co/FuUcRhsE8y
5/25
2020
Dangerously telling that for no other American president in modern history has it been necessary to engage in serio… https://t.co/l4KuVvqmS9In one church in Germany, which "followed all the rules," 40 parishioners became infected with the coronavirus duri… https://t.co/1LXPz9H5sRWhile Brazil's Pres Bolsonaro downplays the coronavirus by pretending only the elderly are at risk, the pandemic is… https://t.co/1soE39ZMeEBrazilian Pres Bolsonaro's flouting of measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic may be designed in part to change… https://t.co/ilQACsL9nmDuring the Great Depression, FDR created jobs, passed Social Security & started rural electrification. "In this cri… https://t.co/fCNwQ2Lw4zThe usual Russian lies: the Kremlin claims a coronavirus death rate less than a quarter of Germany's, "but the fata… https://t.co/FuxRRfy5ZpHere's one of those dangerous threats to Beijing's security--one of the reasons that Xi Jinping seeks to destroy Ho… https://t.co/S1FK54QapBWith a proposal to prevent the FBI from the warrantless collection of our web browsing and searches failing in the… https://t.co/Sx4PMXqFIHLayoffs have put 27 million Americans at risk of losing employer-sponsored health insurance. That shows the need fo… https://t.co/sPGgW7gu1fSaudi Arabia's "trial" for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi was a "well-rehearsed parody of justice"--the "antithesis… https://t.co/PqrcoaZzVaToday's protests show that, despite Beijing's threats, the people of Hong Kong still believe in democracy, human ri… https://t.co/WwhxiPSmo3Trying to revive the economy and his election prospects regardless of the cost in lives, Trump denies the size of t… https://t.co/2M8bcTejKUNotably, even under probable pressure, Jamal Khashoggi's son would forgive only those who murdered his father, not… https://t.co/FFnfpPcSKkIf you had to rank the world's autocrats who are profiting from the coronavirus pandemic to further entrench their… https://t.co/YNgPrljj9RPoland pretends to be a European Union democracy, but then its state radio removes this rock legend's song from the… https://t.co/FXNQXvwJr4It looks like the people of Hong Kong aren't going to take sitting down Beijing's plan to destroy the essence of Ho… https://t.co/YsNcH7jk9oThe Burundian government virtually shouts that its elections are a fraud by arresting 200 opposition election obser… https://t.co/1aZcdxCXmeMalaysian voters in 2018 ousted the scandal-stained governing coalition that ran the country for 60 years. But in r… https://t.co/O0WW1Zq4n1"Just as under colonial rule, the people of Hong Kong can neither choose their own leader nor fully shape how their… https://t.co/oveDWaLnvEThe idea that Hong Kong would invade mainland China is laughable, so what kind of “threat” does the city pose to Co… https://t.co/52P5nf4mQ9Trump already wants churches to be exempt from constitutional laws against discrimination. Now he wants to pretend… https://t.co/5C37GibartTrump has expanded the scope of targeted killings by drones but reduced the oversight and accountability when civil… https://t.co/yLp15LkHB8
5/24
2020
It's time for the Colombian government to stop feigning surprise and blaming a handful of "rotten apples" as milita… https://t.co/QzXBLjDeJUAs Brazil's Pres Bolsonaro doubles down on his murderous denialism, the Brazilian coronavirus death rate skyrockets… https://t.co/XlenXE2MbiTrump's mangled and ill-prepared announcement of a ban on travel from Europe probably led to a surge in coronavirus… https://t.co/NUpdzc21JOThe coronavirus “has become a huge American problem. With less than 5% of the world’s population, the United States… https://t.co/zYVB5mFApW"In China, whistle-blowers die or disappear after speaking out on the country’s biological Chernobyl. In Trump’s Un… https://t.co/LSmTTSJ2toXi Jinping's thought bubble: I love this spontaneous applause. Why can't the people of Hong Kong treat me like this… https://t.co/hHI6mvRPTkThe only kind of voting that China's Xi Jinping likes is when the result is entirely predetermined: 100% for his en… https://t.co/bXfudRYqJg"Tank Man" shows the power of one free individual to stop tyranny, which is why Xi Jinping seems so terrified of mi… https://t.co/W1d3FvlN35"The fear-driven Chinese cover-up of the coronavirus and the chaotic denialism of the Trump administration have bee… https://t.co/IgQOKeFQJkKhashoggi's son "lives in Saudi Arabia, raising the possibility that the pardon was coerced. He and his three sibli… https://t.co/H1q7OL0PfsNo, Xi Jinping isn't being "bold" by imposing his narrow vision of "national security" on Hong Kong. He is terrifie… https://t.co/yEaWvA2aJDAs the US coronavirus death toll approaches 100,000 because of Trump's delay, denialism, mismanagement, and incompe… https://t.co/30QvUUv32JIt's not the “great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation” when Xi Jinping requires Hong Kong and the rest of China to… https://t.co/aAAL6mlGXaTo "justify" his new national-security law, Xi Jinping pretends that Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests are foreign… https://t.co/68mqbryPwTAs elections approach, Belarus's longtime president, Alexander Lukashenko, intensifies his crackdown on dissent. In… https://t.co/FqEzzoDrYcThe Maltese government is shamefully holding 160 migrants captive on tourist ferries in miserable conditions for we… https://t.co/4SIJHcLMwm500,000 displaced Yemeni civilians are now at risk, especially during the coroanvirus outbreak, as renewed fighting… https://t.co/QQLiRCo5ftUnder the guise of fighting the coronavirus, the Russian government is forcing people to use a deeply invasive app:… https://t.co/7frrQe0u03This Uighur journalist for @RadioFreeAsia, Gulchehra Hoja, is the winner of the International Women’s Media Foundat… https://t.co/UGr0GEX5KpBeijing's new national security delivers the most severe blow to rights in Hong Kong since its transfer to China in… https://t.co/iFURMKn6LGTrump approves selling thousands of armored vehicles to the United Arab Emirates despite evidence that it previousl… https://t.co/S3VgVZmpTTHong Kong is a scary proposition for Xi Jinping because it shows that when Chinese people are free to express thems… https://t.co/gsYsbMpcVYBrazilian Pres Bolsonaro's government denies @HRW's report that it has suspended fines for illegal logging and defo… https://t.co/wrcqTgqBlx
5/23
2020
If you wanted to create an ideal incubator for the coronavirus, you would build a Latin American prison. But overcr… https://t.co/72DTxjRGcmA study of 96,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients on six continents found that those who received hydroxychloroqu… https://t.co/ShMwYsjDMrRemember that other respiratory disease that kills millions of people prematurely each year? No, not the flu, but a… https://t.co/QzpbvbFwxX"This is the end of Hong Kong. This is the end of 'one country, two systems' — make no mistake about it."-- Hong Ko… https://t.co/HPj7TGzBhBTomorrow is the deadline that the International Court of Justice gave the Myanmar government to report the steps it… https://t.co/7FgOsNVemzFor having the audacity to call for a constitutional monarchy as opposed to the current unfettered dictatorship, th… https://t.co/otzL699qPUTrump wants to sell attack helicopters to the Philippines despite its military's record of atrocities without accou… https://t.co/7ltaSUdXD6China could also be the source of the next pandemic: its farmers' unregulated overuse of antibiotics is fueling ant… https://t.co/igGLqmv0bfLebanon's Khiam prison, run by the Israeli backed, Christian-dominated South Lebanon Army in 1985-2000, was notorio… https://t.co/H4jDl2ZLn3Trump claims others are too close to China but he refuses to press Xi Jinping to stop crushing Hong Kong's politica… https://t.co/6lda9TMeDXIf Xi Jinping has his way, Hong Kong as we know it will cease to exist, reduced to Beijing's Pawn.… https://t.co/jnwQjBOs6QThis is not the new Algeria that protesters had been demanding: three activists are jailed for criticizing Presiden… https://t.co/lOxqDjzHJYWhat's censored at the National People's Congress? 1. The disastrous silencing of the Wuhan doctors who tried to w… https://t.co/lwQUw6yxfMThe Saudi crown prince's strategy: press Jamal Khashoggi's son to "forgive" his father's murderers, and then hope w… https://t.co/A6VKh0AwPYRwanda releases 50 women who never should have been imprisoned. All they did was have an abortion, which is their r… https://t.co/9Dp55Bksv4Jamal Khashoggi's son could have simply urged the Saudi government not to execute the men it has blamed (scapegoate… https://t.co/ByPRruNdg3The green light given by Brazilian Pres Bolsonaro to destroy the Amazon rain forest has had devastating results: a… https://t.co/DDXDooKGIUOne can only imagine the combination of bribes and threats that led Jamal Khashoggi's son to announce that he "forg… https://t.co/3XXb9wA9hRNew evidence suggests the Greek government is illegally and summarily deporting asylum seekers to Turkey. https://t.co/EqB0PxZU7AIt's been two months since Tofiq Yagublu, one of Azerbaijan’s top opposition figures, was thrown behind bars for hi… https://t.co/z7x9hOlcOzWith the Hong Kong government (at Beijing's insistence) conveniently having extended the ban on protests to June 5,… https://t.co/0jVXgs9QGXUN rights experts press the Malaysian government to halt its "ongoing crackdown on migrants, journalists and civil… https://t.co/8mv4LTjKxrOne reason Xi Jinping is celebrating the coronavirus pandemic: it changed the subject just when the world was begin… https://t.co/hwvifjoIJRBeijing's latest ploy to curtail Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests is likely to so enrage people because of its tr… https://t.co/YYLyWNoAEXPressure is mounting on the US Congress to reject a bill that would grant the FBI sweeping new surveillance powers,… https://t.co/jRM8qcucfe
5/22
2020
Suriname's long-time strongman, President Desi Bouterse, is among the happiest leaders to see the arrival of the co… https://t.co/uvMFFptQSqNew evidence suggests the Greek government is illegally and summarily deporting asylum seekers to Turkey. https://t.co/3ohAewnn65No wonder the State Department inspector general whom Trump fired was investigating Secretary of State Pompeo's dec… https://t.co/TzNsadzgHkFacebook's new oversight board seems to reflect an understanding that international human rights law provides the b… https://t.co/264RdQhjaIMake way for "one country, one system" as Beijing threatens to impose on Hong Kong its elastic view of "national se… https://t.co/qTc5EbD83THungary is in the middle of a pandemic, so what does PM Viktor Orban do with his new self-granted dictatorial power… https://t.co/e61PH01kFu
5/21
2020

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