Egypt: No Pretense of Judicial Review for Hundreds

Expand The Egyptian Interior Ministry has been keeping the country’s detainees isolated from the outside world since March 10, 2020. Authorities banned all prisoners, including those in Cairo’s Tora prison (pictured), from receiving visits, making or receiving phone calls or written communications.  © 2020 Khaled Desouki/AFP via Getty Images (Beirut) – Egyptian authorities have been holding […]

Azerbaijan: Opposition Leader Arrested

Expand Policemen bringing the opposition leader Tofig Yagublu to Nizami District Court of Baku, March 23, 2020. © 2020 Azadliq Radiosu/RFERL (Berlin) – Azerbaijani authorities have arrested a prominent opposition leader and ardent government critic, Tofig Yagublu, on spurious hooliganism charges, Human Rights Watch said today. Yagublu’s arrest comes days after President Ilham Aliyev made comments suggesting […]

Turkey: Kurdish Mayors’ Removal Violates Voters’ Rights

Expand Dismissed Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) mayors Adnan Selçuk Mızraklı, Ahmet Türk, and Bedia Özgökce Ertan speak at a press conference in Istanbul.  © 2019 HDP (Istanbul,) – The Turkish authorities’ removal and arrest of democratically elected Kurdish mayors across southeastern Turkey violates voters’ rights, Human Rights Watch said today. The Turkish government is intensifying its […]

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 […]

Mexico: Reject Bill Expanding Pretrial Detention

Expand Police officials guard the prison after an interior fight between two gangs in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on August 22, 2018.&nbsp &copy 2018 REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez (New You are able to) &ndash The Mexican Congress should reject an invoice to change the metabolic rate that will expand using mandatory pretrial detention, Human Legal rights Watch […]