Turkey: Prominent Civic Leader Rearrested After Acquittal

Expand Osman Kavala © 2017 Anadolu Kültür (Istanbul) – An Istanbul court’s order on February 19, 2020 to detain a prominent civic leader, Osman Kavala, demonstrates the extent to which Turkey’s government is abusing its justice system to target perceived critics, Human Rights Watch said today. The order for Kavala’s pretrial detention came the day after […]

Equatorial Guinea: Coup Trial Travesty of Justice

August 2, 2019 Video Video: Coup Trial Travesty of Justice in Equatorial Guinea An Equatorial Guinea court’s conviction of 112 defendants on May 31, 2019, in a trial rife with due process violations, including confessions extracted through torture, represents a gross miscarriage of justice, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing a video about the […]

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Attempts to Rewrite History

Expand Demonstrators hold pictures of victims of Brazil´s dictatorship during a march on March 31, 2019 in São Paulo to remember the 55th anniversary of the coup that installed the military regime. © 2019 César Muñoz Acebes/Human Rights Watch “Alexandre Vannucchi Present! Fernando Santa Cruz Present! Rubens Paiva, Present!” In the glow of streetlights in […]