Trump is hysterical, shortsighted & wrong on asylum seekers; transgender people under attack in United States; worldwide 'war on drugs' is a spectacular failure; 'virginity testing' is still part of recruitment for policewomen in Indonesia; jailed British academic denied rights in United Arab Emirates; and good news from Sri Lanka.
Better late than never: Germany has announced it won't sell weapons to Saudi Arabia as long as questions remain unanswered around the murder of reporter Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month.
And women who want to become police officers in Indonesia are still forced to undergo 'virginity tests', according to news reports. "Medical associations should put Indonesia’s armed forces and police on notice that ‘virginity tests’ are a form of violence against women, not a credible medical practice,” comments HRW's Nisha Varia. Also watch this 2014 video on-topic, still relevant as ever.
And kindly spread the word on a Facebook live about albinism and human rights that HRW is organizing on Tuesday!