Man Killed in Homophobic Attack in Moscow Deserves Justice

Expand Roman Edakov (lower) and his partner Evgeny Efimov at a picnic in June 2019, days before he was killed. © private Last week, the speaker of Russia’s lower chamber of the parliament, Piotr Tolstoi demanded that the country’s constitution explicitly state marriage is a “union between a man and a woman.” “This will create […]

Spate of Bangladesh ‘Crossfire’ Killings of Rohingya

Expand Rohingya refugees gather in an open field at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh to commemorate the two-year anniversary of the Myanmar military’s ethnic cleansing campaign in Rakhine State on August 25, 2019.  © 2019 K M Asad/LightRocket via Getty Images Bangladesh police have now killed six Rohingya refugees they claim were involved in the August […]

Saudi Arabia: Provide Justice for Khashoggi Killing

Expand Candles lit by activists protesting the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi are placed outside Saudi Arabia’s Consulate in Istanbul.  © 2018 Lefteris Pitarakis/AP Photo (Beirut) – Following the Saudi government’s belated admission of responsibility for the October 2, 2018 murder of Jamal Khashoggi, it should move promptly to provide justice for its role in the […]

Russia: A Decade On, No Justice for Natalia Estemirova

Expand Natalia Estemirova in Nozhai-Yurt district of Chechnya. © 2007 Tanya Lokshina/Human Rights Watch (Moscow) – Russian authorities have failed to bring to justice those responsible for the murder 10 years ago of Natalia Estemirova, Chechnya’s most prominent rights defender, Human Rights Watch said today in a joint statement with Russian and international human rights […]

UN: Expert Seeks Criminal Probe of Khashoggi Murder

Expand Candles lit by activists protesting the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi are placed outside Saudi Arabia’s Consulate in Istanbul.  © 2018 Lefteris Pitarakis/AP Photo (Geneva) – The United Nations expert’s call for justice for the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi should lead to the creation of a comprehensive system to monitor Saudi […]