Algeria: One Year On, Activists Languish in Jail

Expand Algerians demonstrate to protest against the government, in Algiers Friday, Jan.3, 2020. © AP Photo/Fateh Guidoum (Beirut) – Dozens of protesters and activists remain in jail a year after pro-democracy protests began in Algeria, Human Rights Watch said today. Many are facing trial hearings in February and March 2020. Following presidential elections in December […]

Cambodia: Drop Charges Against 2 Journalists

Expand Former RFA reporters Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin speak to the media outside of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, Aug. 29, 2019. © 2019 Radio Free Asia (Bangkok) – Cambodian authorities should drop the baseless espionage charges against two former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists, Human Rights Watch said today. On January 20, 2020, […]

Equatorial Guinea: Coup Trial Travesty of Justice

August 2, 2019 Video Video: Coup Trial Travesty of Justice in Equatorial Guinea An Equatorial Guinea court’s conviction of 112 defendants on May 31, 2019, in a trial rife with due process violations, including confessions extracted through torture, represents a gross miscarriage of justice, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing a video about the […]

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 […]

Turkey: Mass Prosecution of Lawyers

Expand Lawyers march in Istanbul on January 24, 2019 Day of the Endangered Lawyer. The banner reads: “To silence the lawyer’s voice is to deprive the citizen of breath.” © 2019 Istanbul Bar Association (Berlin) – Turkey has been arbitrarily jailing hundreds of lawyers and putting them on trial in the aftermath of the country’s failed […]

UAE: Eight Lebanese Face Unfair Trial

Expand The Abu Dhabi Federal Supreme Court.  © 2011 Reuters/Nikhil Monteiro   (Beirut) – Emirati authorities detained eight Lebanese nationals for more than a year without charge in an unknown location, ill-treating them and denying them their due process rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Their trial, which began on February 13, 2019, continues to […]

Malaysia: End Detention Without Trial

Expand Activists hold placards throughout a protest against an amendment to some 1959 crime prevention act that will give police a more powerful hands, outdoors the parliament house in Kl on September 30, 2013. &copy 2013 MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images The Malaysian government should quickly repeal laws and regulations that enable detention without trial, Human Legal […]