India’s Protesters Should be Heard, Not Assaulted

Expand Indian students of the Jamia Millia Islamia University shout slogans during a protest, in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Altaf Qadri Tens of thousands in India are protesting a discriminatory citizenship law embraced by the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government on December 12. At the forefront of these protests are […]

Afghanistan: CIA-Backed Forces Commit Atrocities

Expand A car burned during a raid by the Khost Protection Force in Tani district, Khost province, Afghanistan, July 28, 2019. © 2019 Stefanie Glinski (New York) – United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)-backed Afghan forces have committed summary executions and other grave abuses without accountability, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. These strike forces have unlawfully […]

Australia: Bring Home Children of Fighters in Syria

Expand  Al-Hawl camp in Syria © 2019 Human Rights Watch (Sydney) – The Australian government should bring home Australian children of parents who may have joined armed groups and who are living in deplorable conditions in camps in Syria, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and Save the Children said today. The following is their statement: […]

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 […]

Trump Administration Refuses to Ban Neurotoxic Pesticide

Expand A crop dusting plane dusts cotton crops in Lemoore, California, September 25, 2001. © 2001 AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian, File Last week, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided not to ban chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxic pesticide that, according to studies funded by the agency, has been linked to developmental delay in children. This decision […]

Ethiopia: Growing Uncertainty Marks Abiy’s First Year in Power

Expand Abiy Ahmed, newly elected prime minister of Ethiopia, is sworn in at the House of Peoples’ Representatives in Addis Ababa, April 2, 2018.  © 2018 Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images This week marks Dr. Abiy Ahmed’s one-year anniversary as Ethiopia’s prime minister. Abiy’s charismatic style appealed to individuals from across Ethiopia’s many ethnic and political divides, […]