Vladimir Putin, Russia's President, has announced plans for constitutional reform that, among other things, seem to clear a path for him to remain in power – albeit not as president – after his term expires in 2024. But the reforms have implications beyond Putin’s political future.
The death this week of Mustafa Kassem, an Egyptian-American imprisoned in Egypt after an unfair trial, underscores the Trump administration’s failed approach on human rights in Egypt.
William Barr, Attorney General in the US, says the government has asked Apple to unlock two encrypted iPhones belonging to the perpetrator of last month’s fatal shooting at a naval base in Florida. Barr's request could endanger us all: it would require companies to weaken the encryption that keeps our digital lives safe and secure.
Ten years after an unfair mass trial in Morocco, eight men remain in jail today, including at least one in apparently inhuman conditions. Let’s not forget their plight.
The European Parliament has adopted a resolution condemning the continued deterioration of the human rights situation in Burundi ahead of the May 2020 elections.