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Executive Director, Human Rights Watch @HRW

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China's Xi Jinping is hardly acting like a confident leader by banning Winnie the Pooh (because it's compared with… https://t.co/cejzd7Ub7gAs Trump dumps asylum seekers back in Mexico, Mexico in turn is moving many of them to its southern border, making… https://t.co/ckycYXYRYATrump to Guatemala: either pretend your country is “safe” so I can send asylum seekers there or I’ll stop sending t… https://t.co/J2zHOMA8rC
10/17
2019
The Brazilian government finally makes clear that in tomorrow’s vote for the UN Human Rights Council, all governmen… https://t.co/RHf2Ev4RQmAs in the case of Trump's embrace of the Saudi crown prince after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a bipartisan major… https://t.co/uxmGhs7XaLVery powerful commentary on Trump’s mendacity from an unlikely source. https://t.co/r2yH9BOBLxEven after the Syrian army took over formerly besieged areas such as northern rural Hama and Eastern Ghouta, UN hum… https://t.co/0qd6ES0VcmThese are some of the atrocities committed by the Syrian Arab allies of Turkish forces whose invasion of northeaste… https://t.co/T63a5MfRkS"A government campaign to disarm Ethiopia's Lower Omo Valley has led to indiscriminate shootings, jailings and beat… https://t.co/5JYr7UuJb0Trump’s “strategically brilliant” plan has left the people of northeastern Syria subject to Turkey’s bombardment, S… https://t.co/xGyG2tSHpQA senior Russian official concedes a widespread effort to cover up Russian athletes’ use of drugs to enhance their… https://t.co/yxy1s88a2YThe intrepid news site @Rapplerdotcom ignores repeated threats and legal attacks to persist in documenting Philippi… https://t.co/VVf6RbaaN5Myamnar is doing everything in can to pretend that its army's ethnic cleansing of 730,000 Rohingya Muslims never ha… https://t.co/WjQWDqAKOfIs Brazil’s FM @ernestofaraujo going soft on Venezuela’s dictatorship? Has Pres Bolsonaro accepted a pact with the… https://t.co/0UuYhXHQvDAt a press conference in São Paulo today, @KenRoth says @hrw opposes Maduro’s Venezuela’s candidacy to the UN Human… https://t.co/DTXuagnzuO
Retweeted by Kenneth RothTrump is proposing weak rules for coal ash disposal that not only sells out the health of the mostly rural communit… https://t.co/9bS60TazE5Several candidates vying for seats on the UN Human Rights Council have problematic rights records. Venezuela’s abus… https://t.co/NqP61s32y0The pervasive use of facial-recognition technology, combined with widespread cameras, puts in jeopardy our right to… https://t.co/k095dCb2upUnhappy with opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s exposure of official corruption, Russian police searched the homes… https://t.co/rMhORHYnjeIf “the two-state solution is dead” for Israel-Palestine, as seems increasingly apparent, then what kind of single… https://t.co/RvdGW7GmR1As Syrian Kurd forces withdraw after Trump's abandonment, 70,000 women and children detained in Al Hol camp in Syri… https://t.co/XBAt3IlwP3It can be risky in Pres Erdogan's Turkey to speak out against his invasion of Syria. In the past week, "at least 12… https://t.co/yE5MxQg5LMUnder pressure to convict five Muslims without evidence and impose the death penalty, a Thai judge acquits them and… https://t.co/1W3taWmMJnMany aged care facilities in Australia routinely and needlessly give dangerous medicines to older people with demen… https://t.co/A88YcRH2kdSad to see LeBron James prioritize his business interests in China over the right of free speech, let alone the fre… https://t.co/vXZLpczVJLTrump may be a self-proclaimed "stable genius," but his inconsistency is giving Putin an opportunity to sell himsel… https://t.co/dLsT8o6orsIt says something that we have to rely on John Bolton of all people to uphold the law in US international relations. https://t.co/qv88MS2frR
10/16
2019
We should hardly be surprised that Trump's "gut" feeling turned out to be a recipe for a human rights disaster for… https://t.co/HzwFdGLldhRemarkable that Giuliani was once known for his “zero tolerance” toward crime. https://t.co/pLMVz8jrWPCosta Rica has taken a brave step by risking a global battle for votes so late in the day, @KenRoth writes. https://t.co/Z7fl5Llvp1
Retweeted by Kenneth RothVenezuela under Nicolás Maduro does not even come close to upholding the highest human rights standards required to… https://t.co/nn9cm9X5mEThe Nobel Prize for Economics recognizes the importance of investing in childhood health and education to combat po… https://t.co/deAGaY2mogNicolás Maduro's Venezuela thought it could slip onto the UN Human Rights Council uncontested. To avoid that traves… https://t.co/VZ41vxH3TeWhile we're acknowledging the important reforms undertaken by Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed, it's important not to overlo… https://t.co/PxnSx7X6v4Tunisian authorities have been sending people to prison for their posts on social media about politics, corruption,… https://t.co/M5lwv1V3SwTrump's green-light to Turkey's invasion has been a disaster for the people of northeastern Syria who now face the… https://t.co/Rp7hjvkb3b"All of it was foreseeable: the death and displacement, the atrocities, the flight of jihadists and the return of a… https://t.co/xHVmK188AQUN Secretary General @AntonioGuterres "is gravely concerned over the military developments in northeast Syria" but… https://t.co/iBavSbM3peDemocracy is under global attack. The European Union recommits itself to a vigorous defense. https://t.co/CMJNGnvYXQ https://t.co/bNva9kc2bvInsecurity in Mozambique has forced 60,000 to flee, leaving many unable to vote in today's election.… https://t.co/NIiZvizCF0A Russian court just handed this activist a four-year sentence for protesting without the government's permission a… https://t.co/vIKGRlJTvGOsman Kavala has spent 710 days in a Turkish prison because Pres Erdogan cannot admit that the Gezi Park protests i… https://t.co/rP9xFgASCjUganda under long-time Pres Museveni is once again targeting media outlets it believes to be critical of the govern… https://t.co/SwClJkYnOwThis week's top human rights tweets: Turkey's troops in Syria, India's crackdown in Kashmir, China's destruction in… https://t.co/dk7sEbrCCmEven though many African governments have large Muslim populations, the Chinese government is trying to hoodwink th… https://t.co/AIxF4m8DitExiled opponents of Thailand's military-dominated government keep "disappearing." https://t.co/iHnaN3o724The Syrian, Iranian and Russian governments are undoubtedly all grateful to Trump. Then there's the people who live… https://t.co/x9DGV1hTTUCosta Rica has announced its candidacy to stop Nicolás Maduro’s tyrannical government from winning a coveted seat a… https://t.co/HSzGHMo2vF
Retweeted by Kenneth RothThe head of Philippine Pres Duterte's murderous "drug war" resigns amid allegations that he let police officers pro… https://t.co/TGg8unnYHW
10/15
2019
After a right-wing Yom Kippur attack on a synagogue, ten thousand in Berlin march against anti-Semitism.… https://t.co/lAZjTmaroMNicolás Maduro's Venezuela had hoped to sneak onto the UN Human Rights Council uncontested. Now that Costa Rica has… https://t.co/5J79OMNcERMao said that a single spark can start a prairie fire, so no comment by a Western company hoping to do business in… https://t.co/McTJCh77szNew efforts to criminalize simply being in a designated terrorist area ignores that ordinary people invariably live… https://t.co/u0ZAoCVHwnThe highly repressive Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro tried to slip onto the UN Human Rights Council in an… https://t.co/USM9Ui6v3D“Trump has said repeatedly that the United States has taken the worst ISIS detainees out of Syria to ensure they wo… https://t.co/QboirdK9GVThis remarkable environmental defender, Osvalinda Pereira, faced undisguised death threats because of her efforts t… https://t.co/OHnoycoHGGFurious at Trump for abandoning them, Syrian Kurdish forces have refused to let the US military take any more detai… https://t.co/e9djP9UNxeThe global #MeToo movement has sparked significant social, cultural, and legal change, but many challenges remain,… https://t.co/mdb4k4SGLRThe opposition's mayoral wins in Budapest and nine other of 23 major cities in Hungary is all the more impressive g… https://t.co/cleEpdwViSIn the latest blow to autocratic rule, Hungarian PM Orban's party loses the mayoralty of the capital Budapest to a… https://t.co/Rb3nfDE1SILax Western banks and governments often make it possible for despots worldwide to plunder the funds of their people… https://t.co/xz5oa59KYOA reminder that even though Syrian troops are known for torture and execution, they are short-staffed, poorly equip… https://t.co/sGdcJ6heoaDespite a new law on domestic violence, Chinese judges are denying women victims the divorces they seek in order to… https://t.co/0lX75cUt1KAs Turkey's troops advance on the detention facilities for ISIS suspects in Syria, European governments are conside… https://t.co/fHKFeMQTvzRather than address the corruption and repression that sparked the latest protests in Egypt, Pres Sisi's government… https://t.co/lhnFXWkRzWThe European Union went into crisis mode in 2015 when when refugees arrived representing 0.2% of the population. La… https://t.co/nsGwAk1dHzTuesday’s election in Mozambique risks being the most violent since the civil war ended a quarter century ago.… https://t.co/3DZnP1v8ShWhy are Russian and Syrian jets bombing hospitals? It is part of their war-crimes effort to weaponize people's need… https://t.co/cGlftq50cEBeyond Turkey's Pres Erdogan's hope of resettling one million or more Syrian refugees in dangerous northeastern Syr… https://t.co/Z8BgpCFLstIt's invasive and humiliating, but Indian doctors are still subjecting rape victims to the banned two-finger virgin… https://t.co/lLWB2JICQx“In the Philippines women have taken to social media and the streets to complain about President Rodrigo Duterte’s… https://t.co/dEaBHmu9diThe @NYTimes investigation shows that Russian pilots deliberately targeted Syrian hospitals in opposition-held Idli… https://t.co/7gC6lhAG2H
10/14
2019
As Trump abandons them, Syria's Kurds have been forced into a pact with the devil--Syria's Assad, despite his long… https://t.co/G1pKfksWSg“In the five years to 2015 over 40,000 Indian women died in rows over dowries. That is more than the combined death… https://t.co/AV8YhiwoyeThe US military "was unable to carry out a plan to transfer about five dozen 'high value' Islamic State detainees o… https://t.co/4Rforsn9n7Turkish-backed Syrian militia execute two Kurdish prisoners in northeastern Syria. As Pres Erdogan deploys these mi… https://t.co/urRQP1bBNhSome of the Chinese technology firms that the US government just blacklisted have been playing key roles in the int… https://t.co/Lvv6XP8YUBAfter Turkey's invasion of NE Syria that Trump green-lighted and then said he didn't, "hundreds of relatives of Isl… https://t.co/QLRhz3AD5DFrench Pres Macron says he doesn't want French arms sold to Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates used in Yemen.… https://t.co/faBdTPyEPtThe four hospitals that Russia attacked in just 12 hours in Syria's Idlib province is part of a long pattern of suc… https://t.co/sPhwry9ReOThe defection of these Eritrean football (soccer) players spotlights the extraordinarily repressive police state th… https://t.co/eH0jt82AtrPlane spotters and radio conversations reveal that Russian bombers attacked four Syrian hospitals (in opposition-he… https://t.co/v2RoI6AkXyThanks to the Iraqi government’s violent response, “what began as small rallies by unemployed graduates and unhappy… https://t.co/BAsKnxOIcZPredictably, the transition from Kurdish to Turkish control was chaotic. Unclear where these families of alleged IS… https://t.co/VVsu36Zb1qThe co-CEO of German-based @ESL e-sports company is the latest to impose China's censorship for it, claiming it is… https://t.co/om41KSbSEVIstanbul's massive new airport had a massive death toll: 55 workers, given poor living and working conditions.… https://t.co/WReKiSTf7YIn a first courtroom test of whether genocide was committed against the Yazidi, Germany has charged an Iraqi man an… https://t.co/sTntL7iCN0You can tell that Ugandan Pres Museveni feels that he's in political trouble when his government reverts to its tra… https://t.co/6DJxD9SDChThe EU accuses Turkeys Pres Erdogan of "weaponizing" refugees and using them for "blackmail" by threatening to prom… https://t.co/jmIEL98jYb"Virtually all of Turkey’s major allies have expressed fears" that ISIS will reemerge as a result of Turkey's invas… https://t.co/dp3QoaVS24Turkey is blocking access to social media near the sites of its invasion into Syria. https://t.co/fwnK5oPcf2Now that the @NBA has rejected the Chinese Communist Party’s censorship on Hong Kong, will it re-examine the traini… https://t.co/5jPjB7eX6eNepal seems about to sign an extradition treaty with China. Given China's politicized legal system, no one whom the… https://t.co/Srdun5djEbThe world has begun to care about autocrats who rob from their people to pad the bank accounts of themselves and th… https://t.co/0aduVmOcL6
10/13
2019
Courts reject Trump's efforts to keep out poor immigrants who might need public benefits. Although my father's fami… https://t.co/zFmjYXWspdAfter Trump's green light (since denied by him), "Turkish airstrikes near a prison in Qamishli [Syria] on Friday al… https://t.co/p0U3x1FQSOErik Prince, founder of Blackwater, the private contractor notorious for its abuses in Iraq and Afghanistan, now wa… https://t.co/q7DHP1RH9BThis highly respected Uighur academic is one of many swept up in China's mass detention campaign, which seems to be… https://t.co/WwhhEIXINuWorking in a hospital in opposition-held parts of Syria under attack by Russian and Syrian bombers is like working… https://t.co/AZ0CGxb3mBWith more than 100 dead and 6,000 wounded in almost two weeks of protests in Iraq, armed groups have been stopping… https://t.co/PMakvWtNdk
10/12
2019

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