Crimea Bans for Journalists Are Choking the Truth

Expand Taras Ibragimov in Simperopol, Crimea, in May 2019. © 2019 Olexandra Yefymenko Russian authorities barred an independent Ukrainian journalist, Taras Ibragimov, from entering Crimea last weekend and issued him a 34-year-ban. Ibragimov had traveled regularly to Crimea the past four years, and in May 2019 joined me in Crimea as a videographer, when I […]

Teen Girls Need Access to Safe and Legal Abortion

Expand A young woman, 18, holds her younger child at their home in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She gave birth to her first child at 16 and her second at 17. © 2019 Tatiana Fernández Geara for Human Rights Watch   Today, on International Day of the Girl, we have an opportunity to reflect on […]

One Year After Peace Deal, Little Has Changed in Eritrea

Expand Eritrea’s President, Isaias Afwerki talks to Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed during the Inauguration ceremony marking the reopening of the Eritrean Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 16, 2018.  © 2018 Reuters Today marks one year since the historic peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea, which ended 20 years of intermittent conflict between the […]

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, […]

UAE: Rights Defender’s Conviction Upheld

Expand Ahmed Mansoor&nbspspeaks to Reuters in Dubai, Uae,&nbspNovember 30, 2011. &copy 2011 Reuters The United Arab Emirates Federal Top Court, the nation&rsquos court of last measure in condition security cases, on December 31, 2018, upheld a ten-year sentence for Ahmed Mansoor, an award-winning human legal rights activist, Human Legal rights Watch stated today. In May, […]

7-Year-Old Migrant Girl Dies in US Border Patrol Custody

The headline alone made me sink. &ldquo7-year-old migrant girl taken into Border Patrol child custody dies of lack of fluids, exhaustion.&rdquo I felt a wave of deep sadness, but no real surprise. Expand A woman stands within the lobby from the Adelanto immigration detention center,&nbspin Adelanto, California, U.S., April 13, 2017. &copy 2017 Reuters The […]