More Americans Favor Decriminalizing Sex Work

A new report published today by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the National Center for Transgender Equality, and 22 other United States-based human rights organizations finds that 52 percent of Americans and two-thirds of voters age 18 to 44 years support decriminalizing sex work. Decriminalizing sex work means ending laws that make it illegal […]

Russia’s State-Affiliated TV, Police Target Activist

Expand Roman Udot at his court hearing in Moscow, May 22, 2019. © 2019 Novaya Gazeta This week’s arrest of activist Roman Udot in Moscow should put in the spotlight the Russian authorities’ unwillingness to rein in stalking, invasion of privacy, harassment, and other abusive tactics by the state-affiliated television station, NTV. The arrest stems […]

Angola: Abusive Arrest of Activist

Expand Angolan activist Hitler “Samussuku” Tshikonde. @2018 Private (Johannesburg, May 17, 2019) – Angolan authorities should investigate alleged police abuse against a political activist and drop the baseless case against him, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 10, 2019 in Luanda, six plainclothes police officers violently forced Hitler “Samussuku” Tshikonde into an unidentified car. […]

Brazil: Mothers at Risk of Illegal Detention

Expand A female inmate with four of her five children cry during a visit at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Nov. 23, 2017.  © Silvia Izquierdo/AP Photo Brazilian mothers of small children and of people with disabilities and pregnant women accused of non-violent crimes remain in pretrial detention despite a new […]