Burundi: Intimidation, Arrests During Elections

Click to expand Image Women queue to cast their votes in the presidential election, in Giheta, Gitega province, Burundi, May 20, 2020. © 2020 Berthier Mugiraneza/AP Photo (Nairobi) – Serious allegations of abuse during Burundi’s May 20, 2020 elections should be investigated and those responsible held accountable. After a campaign for presidential, legislative, and communal elections marred […]

Uzbekistan: Parliamentary Elections and Human Rights

Expand Oliy Majlis, the Parliament of Uzbekistan.  Tashkent, Uzbekistan © 2019 Arterra/Universal Images Group via Getty Images. (Berlin) – International election observers are concerned that rules governing Uzbekistan’s parliamentary elections on December 22, 2019 do not allow voters a genuine choice of candidates, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing a question and answer document […]

Crackdown on Moscow Political Opposition Intensifies

Expand A mass peaceful protest by the Moscow election commission building, July 14, 2019. © 2013 © AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin After denying numerous opposition candidates the chance to run in the city’s election, Russian authorities doubled down on Wednesday by opening a criminal investigation into “election interference,” targeting some of the very candidates who were excluded […]

Bangladesh: Violent Campaign Targets Opposition

Expand Police rush Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) supporters at a protest on February 9, 2018, Dhaka, Bangladesh. © 2018 Allison Joyce/Getty Images (New York) – A repressive political environment in Bangladesh ahead of the December 30, 2018 national elections is undermining the credibility of the process, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Bangladeshi […]