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 […]