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 […]

Mauritania: Prison Terms for Men Celebrating Birthday

Expand View of Mauritania’s capital city, Nouakchott. © Eric Goldstein/Human Rights Watch (Beirut) – A Mauritanian court on January 30, 2020, convicted eight men of “committing indecent acts” and “inciting debauchery,” after a video showing them celebrating a birthday party in a restaurant led to their arrest, Human Rights Watch said today. The court sentenced all […]

Australia: Press for Release of Vietnam Detainees

(Sydney) – The Australian government should publicly and privately press the Vietnamese government to overturn the convictions of a detained Australian and two of his Vietnamese colleagues, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Australia’s foreign minister, Marise Payne, that was released today. Expand Chau Van Kham. © 2017 Private In November 2019, the Australian, Chau Van Kham, and his colleagues, […]

Vietnam: Longtime Critic Facing Trial

(Bangkok) – Vietnamese authorities should drop all charges against the blogger Pham Van Diep and immediately release him, Human Rights Watch said today. Expand Pham Van Diep  © 2018 private Pham Van Diep will face trial on November 26, 2019 in Thanh Hoa Province on charges of posting, liking, and sharing information on Facebook in […]

Bangladesh: Crackdown as Elections Loom

Expand Police hurry Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) supporters in a protest on Feb 9, 2018, Dhaka,&nbspBangladesh. &copy 2018 Allison Joyce/Getty Images (New You are able to) &ndash Bangladesh security forces happen to be arresting and intimidating opposition figures and threatening freedom of expression prior to national elections on December 30, 2018, Human Legal rights Watch […]