A Dictatorship's Best Friend: Silence - Daily Brief

Saudi allies' weak response to disappeared journalist; Sri Lankan military and government land grabs; violence against women in Kenya; first ever Global Mental Health Summit; breaking the chains in Indonesia; and Trump expanding his detention camps for children.

For the third time this year, a journalist has been killed in an EU member state. Viktoria Marinova murdered at age 30 in Bulgaria.

Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the United Nations, resigned today. Haley announced the Trump administration's decision to withdraw from the Human Rights Council, the UN's top rights body. She then scapegoated rights groups for the decision.

The Associated Press reports that parents separated from their children under Trump's 'zero tolerance' immigration crackdown may lose their children to adoption by US families.

Many governments are taking a timid approach to the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, the reporter who walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week and apparently never walked out. There are reports he was murdered inside and then dismembered and carried out in boxes

The Sri Lankan government has yet to fully restore civilian ownership of land and property nearly a decade since the end of the civil war in 2009. 

Violence against women is a serious problem in Kenya...

London is hosting the first ever Global Mental Health Summit.

Thousands of people with mental health conditions in Indonesia are still shackled. Join our campaign to help break the chains...